Food heroes, entrepreneurs and clever Kiwis
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.