The largest of these projects is the White Ribbon Motorcycle Ride. Riders are trained to speak and while they might look tough and arrive on Harley Davidsons, they deliver messages about love and respect. The ride began in 2009 and this year there are three North Island Rides and one South Island Ride. There are two main groups that make up the ‘White Ribbon Riders’; ‘Te Ahi Kikoha – “The Sharpened Flame”, is comprised of Maori Riders who bring a wealth of Maori knowledge and expertise. The Patriots are made up of former and current serving members of the New Zealand Defence Forces. The members, many of whom have served in peacekeeping roles around the world want to ensure they bring peace into our own families and communities. Each year they visit over 80 communities around NZ.

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