Wellington City Council and the Accident Compensation Corporation are offering subsidised rider training for scooter and motorbike riders on the following dates:
Saturday 25 February for beginner riders
Saturday 31 March for advanced riders
Saturday 21 April for beginner riders
Saturday 12 May for advanced riders
Qualified instructors from ROADSAFE Limited, who hold ‘L’ endorsement qualifications, will lead the training sessions. This course costs just $20 per person – discounted from $120.
This course is aimed at existing scooter and motorbike riders. It covers the skills required to ride safely in the city. The course is not part of the rider licensing process.
You will need to bring your own bike, helmet and drivers licence.
To register, phone (04) 803 8635 or download the registration form:
Original site here: Subsidised courses – Learn to Ride Safely
UPDATE FRIDAY 20TH JANUARY 2012
Function at the Junction Blenheim 2012
Waitangi Weekend – February 4th – 6th
Spring Creek Junction, Blenheim
Many thanks to all those who have registered already, numbers are growing daily.
We have extended the registration period for an additional week after having spoken to the caterers. The last day for registration is now Friday 27th January.
The patches are printed and looking pretty smart!
Reference accommodation : Spring Creek Motel still has rooms available, I believe the Junction Hotel still has 3 rooms available and free camping is still an option (facilities however are very basic).
Fuel is not available at the Spring Creek service station over the holiday weekend, fuel is available at Shell garages in Picton and Blenheim.
Long known as the National Register of Archives and Manuscripts, NRAM relaunched in June 2009 as The Community Archive ( – a hub for small organisations to use as an electronic archive management system.
Archives New Zealand is primarily tasked with government recordkeeping, but the team in charge of the Community Archive are working hard to help non-governmental organisations to get help and training in managing their archives.
I got involved, and loaded some information to the site, but got bogged down with my lack of knowledge and experience at how archives should even be managed.
Recently I had the chance to attend the first of several training sessions – this was a two day course called Introduction to Archives, held on Saturday and Sunday at National Archives in Wellington.
It proved to be an excellent and invaluable course, and I look forward to further training on more aspects of managing archives.
As I have started to receive donations of scooter related ‘stuff’, I eventually hope to have an accessible archive for some of our New Zealand scooter history – or at the least a web based version with digital images.
There is also a great deal of interesting material held in National Archives, Auckland Museum, and other major archives around New Zealand. However most of this can only be found with hours of searching, and like most material it is not described in great detail. I will be looking for a way to make more of this detail available to others.