Midweek News - 31 Oct 2018

31st October 2018
By Mike Weitenberg
Heaps of things coming up, some at the same time - so read carefully!

Hi Everyone

This is a bit of a full and busy mid-week news – quite a lot happening towards the end of the year – so ….here goes!

Events & happenings


This Week

This Saturday 3rd November

  • Depart HD Mt Wellington 1 pm
  • Leader – Chucky (*Pictured)


  1. LOH Auckland Garage Ride – Sat 3rd / Sun 4th

  • Departs both MT Wgtn HD and North Akld HD Stores at  9:00 AM to join up at BP North
  • Leaders Kat and Ali
  • Overnight at the Hokianga Copthorne. It’s over to you to organise your own accommodation, and you may need to look at venues close to this as it’s proving very popular! 
  • http://www.amps.co.nz/ladiesride/


As mentioned by Crads our director at our last chapter night – the committee and the chapter join in congratulating Craig Urquhart in his new appointment as the HOG NZ Regional Director. Craig has held three roles in the chapter- Assistant Director, Treasurer, and MDN Rep – Well done  on the new appointment Craig!

  • As NZ Regional Director, reporting to the HD Customer Experience Manager Gazz Luxmoore in Sydney, Craig is unable to hold any local chapter committee officer roles. So as a result the three roles he has held are now open to be filled.
  • If you have an interest in any of these roles, Assistant Director, Treasurer, and MDN Rep – please contact Crads our director director@aucklandhog.org.nz


Intro of NEW app for Members 

At the chapter night last Monday we launched the exciting brand new membership app for our chapter called “Member Jungle” for use on smart phones and tablet devices –and also our new website.

  • The new Member Jungle APP is available now for you to download and use!
  • Click on this link to follow the 3 easy steps to install the app and get it working - Please read the  FULL instructions fully and carefully – New App Download Instructions link
  • The APP will now be the one stop shop for all AK HOG communications – news, events, ride info, calendar, mid-week news, website link.

(** Note For the next 2 weeks only we will email mid-week news – thereafter – it will be uploaded via the app and you will receive a blip notification alert)


  • New members can be signed up anywhere on a smart phone
  • As existing members you will receive reminders when you chapter membership renewal is due via the APP
  • You can pay directly by credit card or debit card (No more internet bank transfers needed)
  • You will have events, rides and calendar info at your fingertips


   Ride Calendar   

*Members please note: - The ride calendar can be found in two places on the new website – either on the front page looking like this…

Or on the Events page under the main “Calendar” tab


Or go to ‘Events’ on your phone app and you’ll see them all there.


However, for those who like this style…





Description of Ride











HD Mt Wellington

Blokes ride


3-4 Nov



HD Mt Wellington and North Shore

LOH Auckland Garage Ride leaving both Stores @9.00 to join up BP North for ride







Dinner  Swashbucklers

Mike W




HD North Auck






HD Mt Wellington

Scavenger Hunt ride





BP South

Hard Arse – Clockwise Central North Island





HD Mt Wellington

MDN Christmas and Chapter Ride to Ngaruawahia



From the activities manager 


  1. Saturday 17th November :

Scavenger Hunt Ride.

  • Leaves HD Mt Wellington 1.00pm and finishes at the Kentish Hotel in Waiuku. (Bring along a pen - that works!! and a camera - phone is just fine)
  1. Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November :

Ride Forever Motorcycle Show. https://nzmotorcycleshow.co.nz

  • ASB Show Grounds, Greenlane, Auckland

The Chapter is putting a stand in again to this great show.

We have an area where we can display up to 12 bikes.

We would like to put up a variety of Harley Davidson  Models (bikes that is)

  • The bikes will need to be brought in on Friday afternoon through to 9.00pm at night. They will be on display till 4.00pm Sunday.
  • We will have a screen set  up with various photo shots and videos and a stand to hand out Brochures to prospective members
  • Help would be appreciated to man this stand (2hr stints) All riders of displayed bikes will have free entry passes for both days.

 URGENT – Note from Crads re above …

  • We need a firm commitment by 5 November from anyone who would like to display their bike and help man the stand particularly on Saturday 24th.
  • We know the event clashes with the MDN Christmas party, both events outside our control. If we cannot get the level of interest required, we will cancel our participation in the show for this year.

Please contact Camel directly asap.  activities@aucklandhog.org.nz or Ph: 021 193 4989


  1. Saturday 24th November  - MDN Christmas Party

As our November chapter event, we would like as many as possible to join Santa on this annual event which brings so much joy to so many kids and their families.

We are invited to share a Christmas lunch with over 60 families, before Santa provides a gift to all the kids. 

  • But MDN need numbers by 5 November please for catering purposes.

 Lunch is $10 per head, including ham on the bone, vegetables, salad and dessert. To register, please deposit $10 to the HOG bank account (12-3032-0789767-000) with MDN in the particulars and your name as a reference.

  • And for all those who participate, can you please bring a wrapped kids present marked with Male/Female, and the approx. age group – which Santa will love to distribute after lunch.
  1. Saturday 8th December:

AK HOG Chapter Games & Hangi  (Xmas Event)

We are trialling this event on a Saturday, so you have a day to relax before going back to work as the Hangi (Traditional) will be lifted at 4.00pm.

  • The ride will leave HD Mt Wellington at 1.00pm and will travel directly to Camels Place in Waiuku. Chapter Games will start as soon as you arrive.

There will be Pool, Darts and Mini Golf that will be available to play after Games and after Dinner if you wish to stay on and socialise.

Tickets will be available at both Shops from 14th November till 30th November and at November 26th Chapter night. (prices will be advertised shortly)

Any Members that can't make it out at 1.00pm to the Games are welcome to come later for the Hangi and Socialise.

P.S If you have any children between 2 & 10 years old that would be attending please let me know.

Cheers - Camel activtities@aucklandhog.org.nz


Ride and have fun!


Mike Weitenberg - Membership Officer


021 850 947


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