Glass Forum joins the 'Classic Hits Winery Tour 2013
NZ's Got Talent Winner to Tour NZ
New Zealand's Got Talent Winner Clara van Wel is set to Tour New Zealand next month as she is announced as a special guest on the 7th Annual Classic Hits Winery Tour.
Van Wel joins the existing line up of Fat Freddy's Drop, Anika, Boh & Hollie and The Adults (feat. Jon Toogood and Julia Deans) on the 17 date Tour that commences on February 2 at Ascension Wine Estate in Matakana and concludes on March 3 at Mystery Creek in Hamilton.
It's been a whirlwind few months for the 15-year-old student from Blenheim after she wowed the show's judges and won the hearts and votes of the New Zealand public with her original compositions and poignant performances.
In December she released her debut single 'Where Do You Find Love', which debuted at # 3 on the NZ Singles Chart and certified Gold. She is currently recording her debut album, which will be released in March.
Clara is no stranger to the Winery Tour stage, having already opened her local show in early 2012 at Villa Maria Winery, Blenheim, when the promoter, Civic Events, invited her to perform after seeing her clips on You Tube.
Co-promoter Campbell Smith says it is exciting to have Clara back for the full Tour this year:
"We have known for more than a year how brilliant Clara is. Now the rest of the country knows and Winery Tour fans are going to get a chance to see her perform live. It is rare for us to add an extra artist to the bill, but Clara is such a special talent, she will really add something to what is already an exceptional line-up."
Clara is thrilled to have the opportunity to tour the country:
"I'm super excited to be on my first proper tour and I can't wait to show New Zealand more of my music."
One child under the age of 12 will be given free admittance when accompanied by one adult ticket holder. Full show info can be found at www.wineryour.co.nz.
The Glass Packaging Forum has taken on an active management role of the government funded Love NZ project, providing financial backing and lending its years of product stewardship expertise, to the Love NZ vision which is to improve and promote glass recycling.
The Love NZ brand and programme keeps New Zealand's clean green image and reputation intact, contributes to New Zealand's delivery of a world class events and helps make sure that the products and packaging which you make are recovered and recycled, rather than abandoned as litter or sent to landfill.
We want visitors to leave our country saying we manage our waste well, and we want to get New Zealanders to recognize Love NZ as a national brand and an ethos that inspires responsible behaviour when they are out and about.
Love NZ and KarmaThing
Love NZ, in conjunction with CocaCola and TradeMe, hosted a really exciting competition, an online auction that not only provided an opportunity to win prizes, but also an opportunity to help keep New Zealand clean and green.
Over a two month period Love NZ’s “It’s a Karma Thing” campaign resulted in Kiwis scanning around 42,000 drink and food containers or around 1.2 tonnes of packaging into Love NZ recycling bins situated nationwide. This would fill a Ford Transit van or a 20 seat bus.
Lyn Mayes, Manager of Love NZ Programme says the campaign achieved its principal objective of getting people of all ages to use and recognise the Love NZ bins around the country.
The recycling generated by this competition will contribute to reaching the Love NZ goal of New Zealanders recycling over 100 million cartons, plastic and cans in the 2012 -2015 period.
Love NZ and GPF Members
Our members are also getting behind the LoveNZ Brand in many ways. One example is DB Breweries are using the LoveNZ Bin Lids in their back of house operations to separate their recycling material, and using the distinctive LoveNZ bin Lids is a great way to do this. DB also purchased three blue ‘glass’ bin lids and are collecting glass separately by colour to be collected ready for the furnace.
Love NZ and the Rugby World Cup 2011
The Glass Packaging Forum was awarded funding from the Waste Minimisation Fund to implement and promote public place recycling, branded LOVE NZ, in partnership with the 12 regions hosting Rugby World Cup matches in 2011.
The project involved the procurement of street furniture (permanent recycling bins branded LOVE NZ) and colour coded recycling bin lids which were used to designate temporary recycling facilities (240 litre wheelie bins ) during the tournament, along with a nationwide PR/Advertising Campaign encouraging New Zealanders and tourists to New Zealand to maintain New Zealand's international clean, green image by recycling and taking responsibility for their waste.