Pacific bikies do good

11 February 2009 – Auckland Harley Davidson bikers, the Aotearoa Riding Pirates, are currently motoring around Tonga donating supplies to local primary schools, as well as sharing the experience of Maori heritage and culture. At a special meeting with Tonga’s Minister of Education Hon. Tevita Palefau during the tour, group member Melinda Seal explained the 1 day goodwill mission. “The school children we have met and visited so far were just fascinated with the motorbikes and we even took pictures of them sitting on it,” Seal said. The Aotearoa Riding Pirates include individuals from different backgrounds such as real estate agents, farmers and marketing professionals who in the past two years came together to share their passion for riding Harley Davidson’s and adventures. The tour is documented on the Pirates’ site: www.aotearoaridingpirates.org.


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