28 Nov 2009

Classic car, bike rally promotes non-violence

11:22 pm on 28 November 2009

More than 300 classic cars and bikes took to the highways and backroads of Northland on Saturday to publicise White Ribbon Day.

The rally, seen as a way for men to promote a message of non-violence towards women, started last year. All proceeds go to Women's Refuge.

Drivers and riders set off on a round trip from Takahiwai marae near Ruakaka at about 8am. Northland towns like Moerewa and Kawakawa were planning to close to welcome the rally.

The Bream Bay Community Support Trust was again hosting the ride.

Last year's event generated the self-titled Supa Maori Fullas, a team of bikers who have been leading a White Ribbon run around New Zealand.