Ahuroa Volunteer Fire Brigade 4WD Safari 2018

  The Ahuroa Volunteer Fire Brigade 4wd Safari was run last weekend hosted by the Ahuroa Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Rodney Off-road Club, and for those of you that missed out, its not surprising. This is a very popular event with limited spaces to limit logistical and health and safety effort. Even with limited spaces there were 77 trucks in total that attended. We attended 5 years ago with fond memories of this run, and it did not disappoint for 2018. This years run was without a tough truck section…

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MD Dirt Drags 2017

Located just outside of Te Awamutu in Parawera, the New Zealand Dirt Drag Championships of 2017 was run yesterday. Known as the MD Dirt Drags it featured weapons and daily drivers from all codes, there were 4 motorcycle classes run, including a PitBike/Mini/Junior class as well as separate classes for 2WD and 4WD’s and a special class for Buggy/Quad/Go-Kart class. This event was certainly setup for spectators of all modes and codes with a bit of burning rubber entertainment from the Skid pan. Up for grabs was prize money, trophies…

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Splashdown at Splore

Splore is a  boutique music and arts festival run on the shores of Tapapakanga Park, featuring many dozens of acts from little known to well known artists. Once again we were involved in the parking and traffic management for Splore, and for the second year in a row the weather gods were not kind to us and this year it rained for 3 days solid. Thursday we had a muddy mess down the front of house and chose to only open a few lanes to try and keep the mess…

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Waipara river run for Volunteer Fire Brigade 2017

This fundraising run had 47 trucks in 2015, 79 trucks in 2016, but the river run this year hit a massive 113 trucks for 2017 with lots of smiley faces and mud fun, and NO issues. The day started with registration at 9:30am, the drivers briefing at 10 at the Waipara Volunteer fire station at 10am. The convoy rolled down to the Amberley rocks at the north end of Amberley beach and ended with a bbq and soft drinks back at the station after a full day of fun and…

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Offroad Addiction TV

Offroad Addiction is recent running TV and online show created with a passion for the offroad way of life. They have 2 key presenters with a variety of episodes and subject matter (2016 its second season, ended with 10 episodes). Each episode runs for about 22 min’s, and feature great graphics, and videography. With a growing membership and their series now showing on garage tv, they are fast becoming a 4wheelers goto series for local action. They also boast an international flavor, having traveled to Malaysia to attend the Rainforest Challenge,…

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