Home >> About Youthline >> Press Releases >> Silver lining for crushed boy racer car

Silver lining for crushed boy racer car

Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrint

Youthline Press Release

29 June 2012


Youth development organisation, Youthline is pleased to be the recipient charity of the Trade Me auction for the infamous Nissan Laurel which was ceremoniously crushed under the Vehicle Confiscation and Seizure Bill.


Lower Hutt Scrap Metal Recyclers, Macaulay Metals decided to put the now ‘streamlined’ car up for auction so that the cars legacy could be remembered through a good deed.


“We thought it would be a good idea to make something positive of the situation and felt Youthline was a fitting charity as they support and develop young people – we know any money raised will be put to good use,” says Managing Director of Macaulay Metals, Jeff Harris.


Youthline CEO Stephen Bell says he hopes the auction will be a reminder to young people that good things can come from what might otherwise be ‘crushing’ experiences.

“Any proceeds raised will be put towards running our helpline and free txt service,” he adds.

The auction has started and will close on July 9th at 9am.

You can view the link here: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=489390318

For media enquiries please contact:

Joanne Roelofs: (027) 568 6507 or Stephen Bell: 027 2718151

Youth Help:

Phone: 0800 37 66 33

Free txt: 234

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it