Mid Week News - 17/04/2024

17th April 2024
By The Membership Officer

kiaOra HOG Auckland Chapter whanau, welcome to the Midweek Newsletter

Note from the MO

Unfortunately, all the Northern Thunder tickets were sold out after 50 hours of going live. If you were one of the lucky ones to get tickets, congrates. Keep an eye out for tickets for the Southern Roar West Coast, which takes place the weekend after the Northern Thunder.


45 tickets to the Northern Thunder have been made available from 7 pm Thursday on Eventbrite. Be quick to secure your tickets.

NOTE - this is an East Coast Chapter event, not HD or a HOG National event


The Wild West SOUTHERN ROAR ‘24

November 15-17

For 2024 we’re roaring into NZ’s mecca of motorcycling, the South Island’s West Coast!

Plans are well in place and we’ll announce very soon our location & registration information.

We’ll be airin’ the lungs riding the Wild West!

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In Your Midweek News 

  • Whats New at NAHD?
  • Lets Ride - Chapter Ride Waihi Beach RSA
  • Chapter Night
  • Bike of the Week
  • Photo of the Week
  • Hoggies Patches
  • Dealership Links
  • Social Media links
  • HOG.com
  • YouTube 
  • Health Links
  • MDN
  • The Sheriff
  • Notices 
  • What's Your MO Up To Bro?
  • Coming Soon

What’s new at NAHD?

We now have a Harley-Davidson Master Technician in the house in the form of Shaun Walsh. Shaun has worked for Mr. Ray Pratt for the past 18 years and has maintained his Master Tech status for the last 6 years.

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Shaun is now bringing his wealth of knowledge with him to our NAHD workshop opting to stay North side of the bridge to beat the challenging Auckland traffic commute.

Shaun brings with him a wide range of expertise catering from Basic Service of your motorcycle to Performance Engine work and also Dyno Tuning. Therefore you can now organize bookings with NAHD for Shaun to Dyno your motorcycle to meet your performance requirements.

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Shaun is a Harley-Davidson owner rider himself, he is a very passionate member of our Harley-Davidson Drag Racing Team and is responsible for maintaining all the teams racing motorcycles. That same passion for Harley-Davidson shines through to his job just like it did the first day starting work for Auckland Harley-Davidson.

Shaun brings a new vibe to our NAHD workshop. Chase is grateful to have Shaun on board and is enjoying stepping up to the challenge of being trained up to Master Technician standards.

We are looking forward to exciting times ahead at NAHD so stay tuned.

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Midweek Ride Review from RC Luppo

With a change of RC for the Raglan ride, 4 bikes and Kevs Freewheeler with Stevo at TEC, we left AHD at about 10.45 am, with no sign of rain and quite a warm day throughout. Heading off down SH1 to the Hampton Downs off-ramp along Whangamarino Rd to Rangiriri and crossing the mighty Waikato River. I didn't have a planned route, so the ride developed as we went along. Turned up Glen Murray Rd and took a left onto the twistys of Rotongaro Rd. After a brief regroup, we turned right onto Hetherington Rd. I was going to go via Waikokowai to Glen Afton but decided to stay on Hetherington as I had not gone this way before to Hwy22 and was just hoping it wouldn't turn into gravel. It is a great road with more twistys and climbs as you go along with great views on both sides. We did come across new seal for about a k or 2 and after a brief regroup at Hwy22, we turned onto Ohautira Rd and headed towards SH23 and onto our lunch stop at the Orca cafe in the very sunny blue skies of Raglan. It was good to meet and have Gary Bogaart on the ride, manager of Meremere Dragstrip and racer himself. At about 2 pm and with still no sign of rain, we saddled up and headed home via Whatawhata, Ngaruawahia, Huntly, Rangiriri and back up SH1. Kev headed off to Hamilton, Steveo stopped at Rangiriri and Gary at Pokeno. Maurice departed at Otahuhu and I arrived home just before 4pm, 358 ks for Kahuna and I.
Living to ride, riding to live
Raglan Ride RC Luppo

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Auckland HOG Saturday Chapter Ride to Waihi Beach RSA 21.0f.24

On this month's chapter ride SteveO leads us to the Waihi Beach RSA. Come along and socialise together over a meal and refreshments at our destination.

Note: this is a Closed Ride which means it is only open to current HOG Auckland Chapter Members or, by invitation, current members of other HOG Chapters. If you are not a current HOG Auckland Chapter member and want to sample a ride with us then please consider trying one of our short distance Saturday rides or better yet sign up and enjoy all the benefits including our full range of rides and activities.

Depart Location: Z Bombay. <Click here for Map>
Time: 09:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Road Captain: Steve to Lead.

Note: Event end time is a guide only.
The RCs brief takes place 10 minutes before the ride begins.
Please ensure your bike has a current WoF and Registration.
Pillions are welcome to join the ride.
Patches and rockers are optional.
Ride safe and have fun.

Auckland HOG Chapter Night 22.04.24

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Kiaora Auckland H.O.G. whanau.
Members, new members, family and friends are invited to the Akarana Golf Club for our monthly Chapter night. Cash bar and fabulous dinner menu are available. Enjoy a drink and a meal with members before the meeting commences at 7:30 pm. Remember to bring along a few extra dollars so you can take part in the door raffles with several draws through the evening giving you chances to win some great prizes. 

Time: from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
Location: Akarana Golf Club, 1388 Dominion Rd, Mt Roskill. <Click here for Map>

Bike of the Week

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Photo of the Week 

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Hoggies and their Patches

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Auckland Chapter

Waikato Chapter

East Coast Chapter

Central Districts Chapter

Wellington Chapter

Christchurch Chapter

Deep South Chapter

H.O.G.TM Membership Card
H.O.G.TM Rallies/Events Member Check-in
H.O.G.TM Chapters
H.O.G.TM Ladies of HarleyTM
H.O.G.TM e-Newsletter (Taylored for NZ/AUD Market)
H.O.G.TM Merchandise available from Chapters
H.O.G.TM Members Service Center
H.O.G.TM Mileage Program
H.O.G.TM Patch/Pin
Harley-Davidson MuseumTM Free Admission
H.O.G.TM ABC's of Touring Contest
EagleRider rentals and tours
Safe rider skills recognition and discounted programmes
H.O.G.TM 10, 25, 35-year member recognition
The Enthusiast Magazine
Chapter Organized Events, Rides, Social Get Togethers, Weekends away, Charity
Events, Monthly meetings,
H.O.G.TM Discount on Harley Assist
H.O.G.TM Discounted Insurance (IAG/Swann underwriters)
H.O.G.TM New Travel Portal (hotel/motel discounts)
H.O.G.TM NZ Ferry Crossing Discounts (unique to NZ)
Meeting new people and forming great relationships
Being part of the biggest brands in the world
Great Rides with other like-minded people
New Adventures to be found and roads to ride


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YouTube logo 2024 Road King Special Review from Matt Laidlaw

HughBeRiding - Last Ride into the Vero Centre Building

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Thank you to those members who have donated blood, your contribution has helped save 214 lives. Click on the link to learn more.

National Breast Cancer Foundation

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MDA and MDN Explained

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As a registered charity, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations from the general public, trusts and other businesses/organisations to provide specialist information and practical support to individuals and whanau with lived experience of rare neuromuscular conditions.  The Auckland Harley Owners’ group have been a huge support to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDN) for many years.  

We have three regional branches based throughout the country that are supported by the National Office based in Auckland, one of those branches been MDN and we cover the area from Kaitaia to Taupo.

Our logo is a person shown in the form of DNA.  This double helix represents the genetic component to many of our conditions and reflects our strong commitment to families and the acknowledgement of whakapapa or family histories, which are woven through the stories of our members.  We believe in strengthening and supporting both individuals with neuromuscular conditions, their whanau and their communities of support.

A lot of our support we give to members is based on an outreach service via our Fieldworkers, information on the rare conditions we cover and also events that members can attend and network with others travelling the same journey as themselves.

The Auckland Harley Owners Group have been long-time supporters of MDN and attend many of our events and get involved with our branch.

Trevor Jenkin

National Executive Chairperson, Northern Branch Chairperson &

Calls 4 Charity Ltd Director

Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand

419 Church Street East, Penrose, Auckland 

PO Box 12063, Penrose, Auckland 1642
0800 800 337 |  021 267 4380 | Charity Number: CC31123
facebook.com/MDANationalOffice www.mda.org.nz

The Sheriffssss

Sheriff Woody

Reminder – Don’t forget to drop your mates in it for those little incidents, accidents and infractions. The money obtained/extorted goes to the Chapter Welfare Fund and is used to assist Chapter Members who have had the not so little incidents and accidents.

Email the sheriff sheriff@aucklandhog.org.nz

“Never let any truth or facts get in the way of a good story”


HOG AGM Salty Dog 19.05.24

Bottle Auction Night 22.07.24

Wanted - Road Captains

Contact the Head Road Captain if you want to be more involved in your Chapter


So..What's Your Membership Officer "up to bro"

April 20 The Mighty Waikato Ride of Respect, Tribal Nations, going

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April 21 Cyclespot Westpac Helicopter Ride, Admore to Wairau, maybe

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April 27 Northland ANZAC Ride, Tumeke Riderz, Whangarei, going

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May 4 International Female Ride Day, hosted by Litas Waikato at Cambridge. Diona and I will be going, with Dee registered and myself volunteering as a marshal.

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May 25 North Haven Hospice Charity Ride, Tumeke Riderz, Whangarei

June 29 Hikurangi Riders Shortest Day Poker Run

Living to ride, riding to live, peace up

The M.O

coming soon

27/04/24 Albany Ride

04/05/24 Whitford Ride

08/05/24 Midweek Ride Paeroa

11/05/24 Puhoi Ride

12/05/24 Laid Back Coffee Cruise

13/05/24 Committee Meeting Online

19/05/24 AGM Chapter Ride to Snells Beach

19/05/24 AGM Salty Dog

25/05/24 CRIB

25/05/24 Rangiriri Ride

27/05/24 Chapter Night

01/06/24 Make Your Own Ride Kings Birthday

08/06/24 Mercer Ride

10/06/24 Committee Meeting

12/06/24 Waipu Midweek Ride

15/06/24 North Ride

23/06/24 Chapter Ride South

24/06/24 Chapter Night

29/06/24 Make Your Own Ride Matariki

06/07/24 Swanson Ride

07/07/24 Laid Back Coffee Cruise

08/07/24 Online Committee Meeting

10/7/24 Cambridge Midweek Ride

13/07/24 Road Captains Meeting

13/07/24 Kaiaua Ride

21/07/24 Chapter Ride Coromandel Loop

22/07/24 Bottle Auction Chapter Night

27/07/24 Huapai Ride

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Shayne LUPPO Lipsham

Membership Officer

Assistant Director

Mobile: 021 146 1540

Email: membership@aucklandhog.org.nz

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