White Ribbon riders share anti-violence message

By Aroha Treacher
  • North Island: East Coast

New Zealand roads are rumbling with White Ribbon riders who may look like a motorbike gang, but they're not.  The group come with a message of anti-violence towards women.  They're travelling the breadth and width of the country with the message that it's not OK.

The group visited Flaxmere Primary School in Hastings to share the message of anti-bullying, anti-violence and respect for one another.

"Our whole aim is to stop violence towards women the kaupapa is to get men to stand up, to speak out and to act to prevent violence against women," says head rider of the Hauraki leg, Aaron Morrison.

In New Zealand, police attend over 100,000 family violence incidents a year - that's one every five minutes and the group are riding to put a stop to that.

They'll continue to wear their White Ribbon patch proudly as they make look to make positive change in communities ahead of White Ribbon day this Friday.