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Wil­liam (left) and Oliver Deane (right), co-founders of lo­cal bev­er­age com­pany, Part Time Rangers, tell their cus­tomers, “What­ever you do tonight, do it for the rhi­nos.”

The Deanes be­came in­volved in rhino con­ser­va­tion af­ter vis­it­ing Tan­za­nia’s Serengeti Na­tional Park.

The Auck­land-based brothers were “sobered” by the fact they only saw one rhino, and de­cided to cre­ate a com­pany with con­ser­va­tion at its cen­tre.

The duo founded Part Time Rangers ear­lier this year by launch­ing their first prod­uct – the White Rhino, a re­fresh­ing, ready-to-drink bev­er­age made with gin, lemon and sparkling wa­ter.

Ten per­cent of prof­its from each

White Rhino sold goes to Sav­ing The Wild, an or­gan­i­sa­tion led by the fear­less Jamie Joseph, whose mis­sion is to pro­tect wildlife by tak­ing down the king­pins of poach­ing and ex­pos­ing the cor­rup­tion that en­ables this trade.

There are no known north­ern white rhi­nos left in the wild. Last year in South Africa, nearly three rhi­nos were killed each day, mainly for their horns, which are in de­mand as sta­tus sym­bols, for carv­ing or use in tra­di­tional Chi­nese medicine.

Hu­mans are the only preda­tors of rhi­nos – it’s us who have driven this pow­er­ful species to the brink of ex­tinc­tion. Part Time Rangers are aim­ing to make it easy to help halt this cri­sis and sup­port the work of con­ser­va­tion­ists who are fight­ing poach­ing at the front lines.

You can take part by tak­ing a sip. If you need any more mo­ti­va­tion, the drink has less than 1g of sugar – it’s good for you and the rhi­nos!

White Rhino by Part Time Rangers is avail­able at liquor stores through­out the coun­try. For stock­ists, head to part­timerangers.co.nz.

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