2019 Norton Owners Club Annual Rally and AGM
YMCA Wainui Park Camp, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch. 22nd – 24th February 2019
Situated at 95 Wainui Valley Road, Wainui on the Akaroa Harbour facing Akaroa township. YMCA Wainui Park Camp is an accommodation, camping and outdoor centre for schools and community groups situated in a rural location.
Directions: take Wainui Main Road at Barrys Bay on the way to Akaroa, before Duvauchelle. This is approx 70kms (44mls) from central Christchurch. Wainui Valley Road is on the right of Wainui Main Road at Wainui, approx. 9kms (5.5mls) from the Barrys Bay turn off.
Start time: Please do not arrive at the venue before 3.00pm on Friday 22nd February. The club’s Annual General Meeting will be held before dinner on Saturday.
This event will be hosted by our Canterbury Area members led by Jim Stevens.
Mark your diaries and make a booking Now!
‘Mark McLennan Memorial Rally’ at Te Wera Lodge, Taranaki 15-17th March
The Taranaki members plan an Autumn Mini-Rally at Te Wera, north of Stratford on the Whangamomona road to pay respect our Past President Mark McLennan and celebrate the man and his enthusiasm for our club. We will be gathering close to the anniversary of the tragic accident suffered by on his way to the last rally in New Plymouth.
This location has been used before and works well The lodge is located in an isolated and forested area, so please be aware at all times of fire risk. Note that there is no fuel available between Taumarunui and Stratford on Hwy 43 – the Forgotten Highway via Whangamomona, so if you intend to ride this road to the rally, be prepared. This road also has a reputation as a “High Motorcycle Accident Route” so please use care and discretion. The Saturday ride will go first via Stratford for a fuel stop. Emergency fuel only may be available at Te Wera Lodge but you should not rely on this.
If you intend to go along, please enter asap so that Pat Fake knows what to plan for
Enjoy the ride there, and the rally, in memory of an enthusiastic Nortonist, member and mate.