What a weekend that was! I hope you all made it home safely and enjoyed that sunshine on the way. On behalf of the Ruapehu Motorcycle Club I’d like to thank every single one of you that turned up and we really hope to see you all again next year. Without you crazy people we couldn’t keep going. Cheers! No major incidents reported this year although one of our club helpers had a little too much fun on a quad and scored himself an ambulance ride Friday night…. hope you’re doing well Conky.
This year both bands were asked (yelled at 🤣) for an encore so I think it’s safe to say they were a hit. Thank you to The Blistered Fingers and Greenfloor for braving the cold and entertaining the crowd!
Welcoming you through the farm gate was an “AWESOMESAUCE” crew from the Christian Motorcyclists Association NZ. You were such a big help to the RMCC and we appreciate you all!!! Thank you!!!
A huge THANKS goes out to the land owners for letting us use a slice of their paradise and to our generous sponsors:
The Frew Family – Weeping Hills Waiouru Supercheap Auto Penrite Eurobike Wholesale Ltd Trojan Century Batteries Taura Metal Supplies Neville Bouskill Mulching Thomas Donaldson & Family Bates Family Phil Kinsey Painting & Decorating Hymech Ruapehu Ltd Nolan Drury Motorcycle Performance Centre Full Steam Ahead Gecko Environmental Fauldings Electrical Onsite Catering Richard Fleury Landscaping City Honda – Palmerston North Placemakers Ohakune Sun Valley Logging Rotorua
Apologies if I have missed any sponsors, will add to my list if need be.
A message from my husband RMCC President Dion Weedon ~ To ALL club members and the helpers they bring along THANK YOU!! Each and everyone of you have important rolls and without you guys the Cold Kiwi would be non existent. Cheers to Club Captain Mat Northway for taking on the task of being our M.C. this year, you done an awesome job. Special mentions- James Blincoe (that young fella that gets around faster than a blue arse fly….possibly almost as annoying as one too?! Haha we love ya boy 🤣) … if only the rest of us could borrow a bit of your energy we’d be doing well. Big ups for your extra hard work this weekend and also thank you to ‘Animal’ for your efforts at our last few working bees as well as this year’s rally, you really are an Animal 🤣🤣. Mark Blincoe our resident sparkie who works all hours putting up and taking down lighting, sound and everything inbetween, cheers mate. Last but definitely not least I need to say and extra big Thank you to Clive Bentley. He does a hell of a lot more work behind the scenes than anyone realises and I hope he know’s how much we appreciate the effort that he puts into the club.
Bring on the 45th Cold Kiwi!
Thanks to those that came up and introduced yourselves, it was great to meet new people and put some names to faces!
Loving seeing all the photos from this year….ESPECIALLY that blue rav getting a new paint job. When it got stuck Duncan said “it’s alright, James is getting the digger, he’ll get me out, he’s a good boy”. I asked him if he was really really sure about that… because I know what James is like when under the influence of Dion… who may or may not have🤔🤔🤫🤭🤭 instigated the rav burial. The rav survived although it’s windscreen didn’t but it gave us all the best laugh of the weekend!
Dean Monk Cheers RMCC! It’s been over 30 years since I’ve been, used to go pillon with my dad on his Yamaha SR500 when I was little. He died last year aged 90 and I got back into bikes in his memory. The CK hasn’t changed, great people from all the walks of life, amazing bikes and crazy antics! See you next year, I’m counting down already!!5Hide or report this
Michael Annalize Romkes Great weekend. Well done RMCC. To all attendees, even though there were a few who blew over the limit Sunday morning, all n all very impressed. I will definitely be back next year for my 15th Cold kiwi rally. Michael CMA NZ President4Hide or report this
Arthur Dent My first kiwi was 1986, been to many since (at four different sites), happy to report that this year’s was easily one of the very best! Basically: 1. The new site is Awesome, large, dry and very well laid out. 2. The facilities are great, warm dry toil…See More5Hide or report this
In case of any confusion, we would like to clarify that the 2019 rally (and any future rallies) will definitely be at the SAME site as last year, which is 2km out of Waiouru (heading towards Ohakune) .
It has been brought to our attention that an ad in the events section of the latest Bike Rider Magazine states that this years rally is at Horopito.
This is NOT correct.
It was a fantastic rally last year and we hope to see you all back this year. Ps. Bring ya mates!
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This years Cold Kiwi will be its 44th and will be running from Friday, August 30th to Sunday, September 1st at the new site, 2kms west of Waiouru.
The online shop is now open for pre-pay orders. Entry Prices Pre-paid online entry – $42 entry and $8 for the badge Postal entry form – $45 entry and $8 for the badge Pay at the gate entry – $65 entry and $10 for the badge Childs entry (up to 13 years old) – $20 entry and $8 for the badge
On behalf of the Ruapehu Motorcycle Club, we would like to sincerely thank the following people, as without their help, the Cold Kiwi 2018 would not have happened:
Special thanks to The Christian Riders who helped out running the gate and numerous other tasks, they also supplied the bike hoist for the burnout. Another big thanks goes out to Drury Motorcycles, Des and his team did the tyre changes for the burnout – cheers guys/gals.
The amount of tome, effort and resources put in by these guys has been huge, which we are all grateful for – Thank You!
The Frew Family – NW Bouskill Mulching – Richard Fleury Landscaping – Rabbit Xpress – Gary Deadman – The Bates Family – Thomas Donaldson – On-Track Earthmoving – Taura Metal Supplies – Placemakers Ohakune – Pinky Todd – Alistair Gray – Byfords Readi-mix Taihape – Hymech Ruapehu Ltd – Hymech NZ – Hydraulink NZ – Wanganui Farm Supplies – Trojan Trailers – Supercheap Autos – Penrite – Eurobike Wholesale – Geko Environmental – Kinsey Decorators – City Honda – Full Steam Ahead – National Gas Palmerston North
With thanks also to Ruapehu District Council and our lovely local Police
Update 2019 . This year there is a good supply of dry firewood . Check out the pics taken at last weekend’s club working bee .
Last Year (2018) Below > Well its old news but a good story !
There is a good supply of cut firewood and even more braziers for this year . The club has had 3 working bees over the last month to ensure there is now a good supply . Please don’t waste the wood and share with others .The club has had working bees over the last month to ensure there will be good supply . Thanks to the CMA (Christian Riders) who traveled from Taupo to assist the Club Members . The CMA will also be offering a breath testing service for you safety.
Photos from last month , there has been 2 more working bees since.
As announced by Mat On Facebook . Cold Kiwi has an all new site !
No small effort by the club but it looks like we’re able to confirm the details for the 43rd Cold Kiwi 2018.
The site entrance is about 2.5kms west of Waiouru, heading towards Ohakune. It’s not cricket pitch flat but it’s mostly a gentle lean with some flat tops. Free draining pumice soil, a hill climb, short access road and mountain views. Most importantly we don’t believe this site will chop up and turn to mud.