Calling ALL Land-Rover Owners Series 1 – 2 – 2a – 2b – 3, 90s, 110s, 130s, Defenders, Discovery’s, Range-Rovers, Velars, Freelanders and Evoques.
Please attend a Land-Rover ONLY convoy from South Auckland to Hamilton, in support of ‘All Blacks’ legend Sir John Kirwan, who has partnered with Land-Rover on a landmark drive.
Planning to drive the length of Aotearoa to raise awareness for mental health, Sir JKs mission is to raise $1,000,000 to roll out his charity ‘MITEY’ to 40 more schools, to help over 11,000 Kiwi kids.
The MITEY Foundation supports mental health education in Primary Schools – educating and providing our future generation with the tools to recognise, navigate and conquer mental health issues.
In support of this amazing cause, fellow Land-Rover owner – Sir John Kirwan and Land-Rover New Zealand will host 16 customer and community fundraising events throughout New Zealand.
Sir JK will be driving the latest Land-Rover DEFENDER 90 (which is being ‘Raffled’ off for one lucky recipient to take home at the end of the tour) to each location.
The first event kicks off on Friday 1st July in Auckland @ 2.45pm at Ponsonby Primary School, with the second event at Endeavour School in Hamilton on the 4th July @ 2.45pm.
To celebrate and support the start of JK’s epic Land-Rover tour, please bring your Land-Rover to follow him from ‘Auckland to Hamilton’ on Sunday 3rd July.
Important:- due to an overwhelming response, we have had to change the start and finish points, and you must register your vehicle and number of persons in each vehicle with Morgan Banks at Land-Rover New Zealand: firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Wednesday 29-June-2022 for catering purposes etc.
Convoy Details 9:00 am – Hilton Hotel Karaka (DoubleTree) – 8 Hinau Road, Karaka, Auckland 2113. (-37.074900, 174.926616)
Convoy participants to arrive by 9:15am, Welcome from Sir John Kirwan at 9:30am. Land Rovers to depart at 10:00am to arrive at mid-point location, Hampton Downs, for a complimentary coffee from 10:20am.
Land Rovers to depart Hampton Downs at 11:15am to arrive at the final destination – Duncan and Ebbett, Corner of Maahanga Drive and Te Kowhai East Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton 3288. (-37.744994, 175.227861)
Please park on the grass, then staff will usher you to your parking space from 11:20am for a 12:15pm thank you from Sir John. We will have complimentary coffee and food trucks at the final location and an opportunity for photos with Sir John.
TVNZ Seven Sharp will record the convoy – so you could be on the Telly!
As the face of mental health in New Zealand for over a decade, Sir John will be hosting eight community events from Auckland to Invercargill, that will be open to members of the public, wider school communities and mental health advocates to attend.
It would be great if the Land-Rover Community could also get in behind the following events to support this great cause:
Tauranga: 2.45pm on July 5th at Bellevue School
Napier: 2.45pm on July 6th at Taradale Intermediate School
Wellington: 2.45pm on July 7th at Island Bay School
Christchurch: 2.45pm on July 8th at Whitau School
Dunedin: 4pm on July 11th at the Dunedin City Library
Invercargill: 4pm on July 12th at the Community Trust South Centre
Words and images thanks to Kevin Isemonger