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    Auckland ACC Christmas Cards Event

    Updated 17/12

    Recent events have changed nothing, we are still going ahead with the "Who's Next" campaign

    What:

    Meet at Viaduct Habour (the car park in the centre, past the Maritime Museum) using up all the available car parks.
    Have some biker friendly food and drink in the area while educating the public.
    Ride up Queen Street. (Route TBC)
    Deliver Christmas Cards and Presents in smaller groups.

    When:

    Saturday 19th December

    Meeting Viaduct 7:30 am
    Rollout Viaduct 10 am

    What else:

    Please send me names and addresses for presents. Still room for more

    Theflash is printing out some Christmas cards. Thanks!!!!

    CrAzYMoFo is supplying the coal. Good on ya!!!!

    PrincessBandit is supplying the oranges. Sorry you can't make it yourself.

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    I think this one gets lost in the threads, I like the idea and would like to put this up for discussion. I don't mind organising it either.

    The Christmas card idea with a twist. Print heaps of em.Make a date and have a group of bikers with petitions etc set up on top of No! tree hill.
    Tell every biker( THIS TIME, lets advertise the date and our intention for all bikers to see so there is no excuse for complancy)
    that we can to ride up there to receive their Christmas card for a National MP, an ACC executive or any of the other political parties who are supporting National.
    Give them a specific address a name to ask for and send em on thier way. This could take all day so have a few bikers ready to take over on the hill.
    We could do this in every Major town and city in NZ with out stresing all of our motorcyclists.
    The Media wouldn't know which way to turn, which address to go to and the generral public would see us going about our intended protest without disturbing them while taking a message to the Govt that we are standing in the front of the line for them too.
    The Message needs to be clear, we are bikers,we are no longer angry, we are enlightened, the Govt started with us thinking we'd be easy beats and the general public wouldn't care.
    WRONG.
    Let them try to end it with just us NOW!
    Take the publics raised levy charges with us, take the truckies increased levies with us, let them know we feel for them and will fight for them too.
    Just an idea.
    Its not mine and I have not quoted all posts on the topic.

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    I would suggest, we set up a "office" (One Tree Hill sounds good) from which we send out bikes with one Christmas card each to a specific address. If you want you can do more than one, but the coming back part is important. This event should be done throughout the whole day. Scooters and the like could get closer targets.

    Benefits: Lots of bikes entering and leaving One Tree Hill location. Information on top of the hill for media and the like. Christmas cards with information for our "friends". Every biker can do his/her part without much scarification of time.

    Negative: Not one big convoy showing up with numbers - no media feast. Bikers not participating cause others will do, so why bother.


    Now lets discuss: Worth organising? What day? Who is keen to be part of it? Who is keen to help spread the word? etc?
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    I think the idea has merit! I think the media might be a little tired of the same old thing (mass gatherings of bikes) but this adds a nice little twist.

    could be fun too - we could dress up our bikes and ourselves in Christmas tinsel to deliver the cards.

    Timing may be an issue though... when would you do it? Party offices all over the country will soon be closing.

    We could also do different cards for different parties.
    National and Act: stop the nonsense!
    Labour and the Greens: thanks for your support!
    Maori Party: you need to stand up to this rather than selling out to National
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    Difficult on a weekday. On a weekend , offices are closed. Stick the card to the door, shades of M Luther?

    In Auckland, how many recipients? Maybe 30? Add another 20 or so if people are prepared to ride to , say, Whangarei, which doubtless some would.

    No reason why it need be only one rider deliver the pressie, though

    Extend the 'card' concept, the traditional gifts for a good child was an orange, for a bad child a lump of coal. That wouldn't blow the budget too much.

    It could be combined with the other idea a mass ride down Queen St. The distribute the pressies for delivery in Britomart .

    No. Better. We take the whole of that idea on board. Mass ride down Q St, and loop back to the City Mission. There to deliver a gift of tinned food from each rider (they are soliciting such donations). And then posses of riders head off with the OTHER pressies (orange or coal) for the politicians/ACC dudes.

    That sounds newsworthy, and a ride experience for the riders. Short easy one , just teh Q St loop for those that want,and longer ones (up to several hundred km) for those that want.
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    Has to be a weekend to get maximum numbers.
    has to be a big show down Queen Street.
    Have we got the time to combine this with Mom's idea of taking over the Viaduct?
    If as has been requested in other posts we can't do it on 20th, by my calculations that only leaves this weekend...
    Are we on or off?
    Shit, my calculations are as bad as ACC's, Sat 19th...gives us less than 2 weeks but is it doable and what can I do to help?
    Thinking we need a gathering place from which lots of bikes can get to top of Q street.
    An exit route from the bottom...to where? Viaduct by 10.30 am?
    Speeches and hand outs, then the delivery guys out to where ever.
    Any ideas? Or shall I just get my coat?

    If this has any legs at all, we could get 20 or 30 bikes to Viaduct early to take up the spaces so we all have somewhere to park when we get there. Not 1 bike 1 park i know but might work?

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    Ready willing and able, tell us what needs doing and lets get it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klingon View Post
    We could also do different cards for different parties.
    National and Act: stop the nonsense!
    Labour and the Greens: thanks for your support!
    Maori Party: you need to stand up to this rather than selling out to National
    These do for a start? (might need to check my reo - been a while since I learnt Maori)
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    I don't get the bit where we're not angry..

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    Count me in!

    I think the Q street loop and salvation army drop off is a good idea to get publicity and to explain to the media what we are doing, I imagine they would want to get a shot of someone delivering the card to an mp for good TV value.

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    We need a meeting place and definite time, the rest we might be able to sort,
    Fuck, we? so far only a couple thinking bout this.
    So anyone got an idea for where to gather? how many up for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taff1954 View Post
    These do for a start? (might need to check my reo - been a while since I learnt Maori)
    Nice! Well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DangerousBastard View Post
    I don't get the bit where we're not angry..

    Steve
    We are angry you silly man!

    I am liking this very much. Name a date and lets get organised. Can you buy coal at this time of the year? Where from, no fire supplies on show up this way.

    BTW my other idea will keep.
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    Yes mom we are STILL Angry, but now we;re fighting for all of the other ACC levied people out there.
    To have any of them and or other affected groups who are already protesting(ie" Rape crisis, Owner operator truckies, taxi drivers etc.) on board and helping us deliver cards and Food would be fantastic.
    Also make for good pictures Bikes, taxi's, trucks.
    As for coal, well lets compromise a little bit and get carbonettes, smaller, same size, easily wrapped in a tissue or crepe paper and oh so typical of a National Politician Squeezed this is what they look like.
    no goodness left in em, just shit that burns like hell.
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    I want to put this out there VERY early
    The Auckland City Mission are very protective of their profile. It's not about them not wanting as much help as they can get, it IS about ensuring they get sustainable and deliverable help.
    Shit, don't want this coming out the wrong way,. I don't have any connection to them at all but unsure if they would be happy for us to make our protest by using their profile (in part).
    I've said before, if we want to do something for the Mission we should contact Diane Robertson (CEO) and talk to her. Not sure having us walking in and out on a Sat morning with a can apiece would benefit them at all. And the people they serve might get spooked as well.
    I suggest we do the loop, but until Diane gives us the nod we should hold off on the Mission, unless we have a truckload of cans and food to donate, and I mean a TRUCKLOAD.
    The parking outside the Mission is not good either.
    I liked the idea of the Viaduct but willing to go with anything.
    Anyone got the gathering point yet? And to where after the loop, maybe twice around the block? Or 3 times even? Then heading up to 1 tree hill?

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    You're probably right. I tried to make a donation to them over the Internet some years ago, they made it so damn hard I gave up and donated to Christchurch Mission instead- no hassles, do so every year now. And we certainly can't commit to truckloads, or wheelbarrow laods. What was that thing about the widow'smite?

    We don't have time on this to farf around justifiying ourselves, if we're not good enough for them, then we'll forget that bit. Simplifies it a lot , too

    Assemble at the Viaduct - tie in to the early thing Mom is sorting. Then roll up Queen St, close convoy, across Grafton Bridge (just because we can and they can't), Park Rd, into the Domain. Distribute cards, coal, oranges and go.


    Viaduct is easy access for all points - N'Western and Southern, just come off at Nelson St, and roll down to the water. Northern, straight down Fanshaw St. Plenty of room to assemble.

    Date - has to be the 19th. This weekend doesn't leave enough time, and 19th is last Saturday before Xmas.

    Time - maybe 11? What time is the Viaduct thing planning to finish?

    Delivery will take various so no end point.

    We need names and address for the cards; cards printed; a couple of bags of oranges (can anyone get them cheap); a bag of coal or carbonettes.

    And people to step up and indicate how far they want to ride to make the delivery.
    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Vincent
    The manufacturers go to a lot of trouble to find out what the average rider prefers, because the maker who guesses closest to the average preference gets the largest sales. But the average rider is mainly interested in silly (as opposed to useful) “goodies” to try to kid the public that he is riding a racer

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