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May 7, 2024

Motorcycle Club event fantastic!

“It was fantastic turnout,” said President Garth of the Mercury Bay Motorcycle Club. “It was so good that the track caters for all the disciplines of riding i.e. trail and motocross,” added Rata Drum, committee member. Congratulations to the motorcycle club which is run by a team of volunteers who formed a committee that organises the roster to run the track. The motorcycle track is open every Wednesday afternoon to cater for the school kids and local riders, and then every second weekend to cater for out-of-town visitors as well as locals. Rata says, “We would love to emphasise that the …

Jan 23, 2024

Our local Speedway Champion in Dunedin and Christchurch

At the other end of the sporting scale Whitianga based speedway driver Bodie Abrahamson also crossed the Cook Strait in January to compete in the highly competitive NZ Super Saloon Championships held at the Central Motor Speedway track in Cromwell.  It’s a long way to tow a race car but Bodie, along with his local crew of Craig and Jason Richards and Darren Hartley, were focused on a top performance after what has been a very successful season in a new car to date.   The two-night meeting didn’t go without its issues for the team however, which meant a start from almost the re…

Jan 23, 2024

Twenty-two years of the Poker Run

Approximately 150 riders, more than last year, parked up at the club for breakfast, to greet old friends, and register for this annual, social charity ride around the Peninsula. 

Dec 19, 2023

One of the great industry comebacks

ANCAP is an independent, non-regulatory, consumer information programme that publishes safety ratings for a range of new vehicles entering the Australian and New Zealand markets.  The Chinese designed and manufactured the V240 ute, introduced to the Australasian market as a cheap alternative to the more well established and popular brands such as Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Isuzu and Mitsubishi which have dominated the new vehicle ute market for many years. Toyota in particular have also always had a good reputation for being in high demand on the second-hand market and retain high resale …

Feb 1, 2023

The Peninsula Riderz Whitianga smc – 2023 Poker Run

From Vic Mclean It was the twenty-first birthday of their annual Poker Run and the riders and drivers raised $2,100 dollars from the registration poker hand. Over 100 riders took part and a few classic cars. The annual Round The Peninsula’ Poker Run is always intended to raise funds for a good community cause that has lots of volunteers and this year the Whitianga Brigade were the lucky recipients. The first Card was drawn at the local Fire Brigade where the Riderz were greeted with Local Whitianga Fire Brigade Hospitality – sausage in bread with onions and sauc…