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Gift Giving at the Canberra Hospital!

on Tuesday, 16 December 2014. Posted in news

Gift Giving at the Canberra Hospital!

On Thursday the 11th of December, the Tom Efkarpidis Foundation generously donated Christmas gifts to children undergoing treatment at The Canberra Hospital. Supported by Canberra United, Canberra’s premier women’s soccer team, players presented gifts to children on behalf of the Tom Efkarpidis Foundation which included a collection of sports balls, scrapbooks, colouring pencils, dolls and ....

Rock Development Group Supporting Canberra Glassworks

on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Posted in news

Rock Development Group Supporting Canberra Glassworks

Rock Development Group are pleased to announce a new project partnership with Canberra Glassworks for The Canberra Times Kids’ Glass Design Competition for 2014. This partnership includes financial support to go towards professional artists fees for the development of the winning competition entries in glass by Canberra-based glass artists. Further support for the project contains the hosting ....

loop supporting Movember

on Monday, 05 November 2012. Posted in news

loop supporting Movember

This year loop is very excited to be supporting Movember Australia via the sponsorship of Canberra United player Sally Shippard. Sally has been a fabulous ambassador for the cause for a number of years, and this year she has really taken it to the next level! In a bid to be Canberra ultimate Mo' Sista, Sally will be donning a new Mo everyday throughout the month of November. And we might a ....

Vinnie's CEO Sleepout 2012

on Monday, 28 May 2012. Posted in news

Vinnie's CEO Sleepout 2012

Rock Development Group is proud to announce that Director Maria Efkarpidis will rise to the challenge and participate in the Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout in 2012. On Thursday 21 June, the annual Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout will take place in capital cities throughout Australia. CEO’s and community leaders will experience what is really like to be homeless for one night in winter and help the St Vinc ....

All I Want for Christmas...

on Monday, 12 December 2011. Posted in news

All I Want for Christmas...

Friday 9 December saw players from the Canberra United Women’s League soccer team join with the Tom Efkarpidis Foundation to present gifts to children at The Canberra Hospital. Players Ellie Brush (Captain), Ellyse Perry, Nicole Sykes, Christine Walters,  Jennifer Bissett, Hayley Raso and Sally Shipard kindly donated their time to support the foundation and present gifts to the children. ....

Electric Vehicles charge on in the ACT

on Monday, 18 July 2011. Posted in news

Electric Vehicles charge on in the ACT

You may notice more electric vehicles on Canberra’s roads now that the ACT Electric Vehicle Council receives a new Mitsubishi i-MiEV courtesy of the Rock Development Group. The vehicle will be used to promote the technology throughout Canberra. Both organisations are passionate about electric vehicle technology and are looking forward to their widespread adoption in the ACT. The average daily ....

Canberra’s Electric Vehicle Network a Step Closer

on Thursday, 09 June 2011. Posted in news

Canberra’s Electric Vehicle Network a Step Closer

Last week a deal was announced between ActewAGL and Better Place Australia, to ensure electric vehicles in Canberra will be powered with electricity from renewable resources, such as solar or wind generated power. This means that using an electric vehicle in Canberra will have the smallest possible environmental footprint. We’re really excited with every step closer Electric Vehicles take to b ....

Rock Development Group Supports Football in the ACT

on Wednesday, 13 April 2011. Posted in news

Rock Development Group Supports Football in the ACT

The Rock Development is proud to be supporting Capital Football to deliver their premier football competitions in the ACT, the Federation Cup and the men's permier league. Speaking on behalf of the Rock Development Group, Maria Efkarpidis said: “We are proud supporters of sport in the ACT region and are pleased to be working with Capital Football on these projects. We try to encourage people t ....

Sustainability Leaders Urged to Stand Up

on Thursday, 24 March 2011. Posted in news

Sustainability Leaders Urged to Stand Up

from the Canberra Times Earth Hour organisers are calling on sustainable businesses and individuals to stop being so shy about their achievements. The campaign has introduced a series of Earth Hour Awards for the first time this year and would like to see a greater number of entries from the capital. Canberra's Earth Hour business ambassador, Maria Efkarpidis, said Canberra had led the nation in ....

Fresh Food Master Class

on Thursday, 24 March 2011. Posted in news

Fresh Food Master Class

Rock Development Group is pleased to be working with the University of Canberra Village to bring Master Chef finalist Callum Hann to Canberra for a series of cooking classes on the 4th and 5th of April. Callum will be helping University of Canberra Students to learn simple, healthy and inexpensive meals. The ingredients will be provided by the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets and a nutritionist will ....

Going Beyond Earth Hour

on Monday, 28 February 2011. Posted in news

Going Beyond Earth Hour

Maria Efkarpidis, Director of The Rock Development Group has been appointed Business Ambassadors for the 2011 Earth Hour by Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, Simon Corbell. Maria Efkarpidis said the Ambassador role is great recognition for the hard work Rock Development Group is putting in to loop. “I’m really happy to be on board. We’ve been hosting Earth Hour events ....

Charge it: electric cars fill up at the markets

on Monday, 01 November 2010. Posted in news

Charge it: electric cars fill up at the markets

The Canberra Times 29 October 2010 By Christopher Knaus Australia’s first public recharge point for electric cars has been unveiled in Canberra, heralding a first step in the creation of a national infrastructure and service network for electric vehicles. The public charge spot, which has been installed at Belconnen Fresh Food Markets by private firm Better Place Australia, will allow drivers ....

Better Place Australia Announces First EV Charging Point in Canberra

on Monday, 01 November 2010. Posted in news

Better Place Australia Announces First EV Charging Point in Canberra

Better Place Australia Announces First EV Charging Point In Canberra www.themotorreport.com.au Oct 29, 2010 A year on from the launch of Canberra's planned electric vehicle charging infrastructure, supplier Better Place Australia and the Rock Development Group have today announced the city's first charging spot.Located at the Belconnen Fresh Food Markets, the charging spot will be availabl ....

Rock puts everyone in the loop

on Monday, 23 August 2010. Posted in news

Rock puts everyone in the loop

Rock Development Group unveiled their vision to the public for the $130 million sustainable living development in Belconnen on the 27th of August. At an event attended by politicians and prominent Canberra business leaders Maria Efkarpidis explained how the new development, officially named "loop", would create a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable community in the heart of Be ....

Firm gears up for electric car

on Sunday, 18 July 2010. Posted in news

Firm gears up for electric car

THE CANBERRA TIMESThursday, July 15, 2010 The Canberra business redeveloping the Belconnen Markets will be among the first Australian companies to receive Mitsubishi’s new electric car. The Rock Development Group is one of 28 members of Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV foundation group, which has won the right to lease the innovative electric city-cars. The group includes the federal departments of Clima ....

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