Wednesday, August 11


Welcome to the August edition of the BRONZ newsletter.

Included this month is the President's Report from 2009/2010, an update from BRONZ Wellington and details on upcoming charity rides. Read On and Ride Safe.


The next BRONZ meeting will take place on Wednesday August 18th at 7.30pm at Danish House, Rockridge Ave, Penrose. Meetings take place once a month, on the third Wednesday of the month. We would love to see some new faces so if you wish to contribute please come along.


Prior to the usual monthly committee meeting a very brief meeting will be convened to ratify the decisions taken at last months AGM, in accordance with clause 7.5 of the constitution.

The President’s report for 2009/2010 is attached.


All the BRONZ newsletters are now available online here
News updates will also be posted and the blog includes direct links to the BRONZ website.

Motorcycle Safety Levy Establishment Group

BRONZ Wellington have recently attended the first meeting as members of the ‘Motorcycle Safety Levy Establishment Group’.

“In March 2010 the Government approved the introduction of a Motorcycle Safety Levy (MSL) to help fund motorcycle safety initiatives to reduce injuries and fatalities to motorcycle, scooter and moped riders.

ACC has set up a MSL Establishment Group to develop the foundations for how the MSL programme will be administered and operated.

The establishment group is made up of eight people representing the following groups: Ulysses Club of NZ Inc, Bikers Rights Organisation of NZ (BRONZ), Women’s International Motorcycle Association (WIMA), Motorcycling New Zealand, Scoot NZ, NZ Classic Scooter Club, Motor Industry Association, Ministry of Transport and the NZ Transport Agency. Seven of the group members are motorbike or moped riders.”

Local Road Safety

Noticed loose gravel, slippery tar snakes, pot holes or a diesel spill on a nearby road?

Report road hazards to the relevant agency and help protect yourself and others from the danger.

The contacts for Auckland are listed below.

BRONZ also has business cards with this information on them available upon request.

NZ Transport Agency:    0800 444 449    (North Island)
0800 444 449    (South Island)
Manukau City Council:    09 262 5104
Waitakere City Council:    09 839 0400
Auckland City Council:    09 370 2020
North Shore City Council:    09 486 8600



Ride RIGHT Ride SAFE is a rider training course that runs once a month. Divided into alternate riding and non-riding segments, the course is made up of riding and classroom segments. Exercises in motorcycle control, counter steering, including its use for cornering, as well as exercises in braking and the theory of motorcycle control, techniques of motorcycle riding and protective gear are all included.

When: Next course August  15
Upcoming Courses: September 19, October 17, November 21
Where: Whenuapai Air Base
Cost: $60 for full day
Contact : Finn  on 09 625 5533 or 027 484 6326 or
Blue September Coastal Bike Ride

The blue September Coastal Bike Ride is a ride around the coastline of NZ. This is an event to support Blue September during September. The purpose of the ride is to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer which kills 600 men every year throughout NZ.

Riders may join the ride at any stage throughout the country and are asked to contribute $10 towards the Prostate Cancer Foundation in exchange for a commemorative patch and BBQ sausage. Please wear a blue scarf if possible.

When: Saturday September 4th, 1pm
Where: Caltex Grand Drive, Orewa
Why: To raise awareness of and money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation
Contact: John Bourne on 022 640 5738
2010 Pink Ribbon Ride

When: Sunday October 10th, 9.30am
Where: Auckland Netball Centre car park, 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns, Auckland
Depart: 10.30am sharp!
End Venue: Western Springs Stadium car park
Why: To raise awareness of and money in support of Breast Cancer victims
Contact: Julez on 021 614 646 or vist
Badges will be on sale for $10. The non-riding public is invited to meet at the end venue to show their support, enjoy a BBQ and inspect the spectacle of assembled motorcycles.

If you are aware of any upcoming events please contact the webmaster on, with details on what and when and a contact number. Alternatively you can contact BRONZ via P.O. Box 96187, Balmoral, Auckland, 1342

Aims of BRONZ:

To Promote road safety through road user education

Education Rather Than Legislation Saves Lives

To protect and promote the rights of the motorcyclist to decide his/her own future as a road user

Let Those Who Ride Decide

To promote and protect the general welfare of the motorcycling public

What Does Being A Member of BRONZ Mean?

BRONZ is a voluntary, non-profit organization. Your membership fee goes back to you, the member, via research into proposed legislation and road safety, regular newsletters and other social activities (eg Toy Runs, Blood Run, Easter Egg Run).

Your membership entitles you as a member and a motorcyclist to a say in how the organization is run. You are entitled to vote on issues that will affect the future of motorcycling and you may contribute anything that you feel is important. You are not obliged to attend any meetings or other functions regularly, although to get the full benefit of what BRONZ offers it is suggested that you avail yourself to as many as possible.

Branch meetings are open to everyone, members are welcome to bring a friend.

Being a member of BRONZ does not interfere with membership of any other organization or club. As a member of BRONZ you are expected to behave in a manner that will not be detrimental to the good name of BRONZ and the image of motorcycling.

Contact BRONZ

Les Mason
Auckland President

Finn Nielsen
Ride RIGHT Ride SAFE Coordinator
Peggy O’Neal

John Maloyd
Big Dave
Press Officer
09 523 5308