Mana Cycles For Children 2017

  • $415.00 donated
  • 12 generous donors

Join Mana or support his bike ride from Wellington to Kaitaia raising funds for vulnerable kids in care! (Mums scared sh*tless) 😂

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Kia ora, my name is Mana. I'm a nineteen-year-old youth advocate from Blenheim studying Public Policy and Architecture. I'm also a whangai/adopted child 😊

During the next university break from July the 10th-17th I'm riding my road bike from Wellington to Kaitaia (Via New Plymouth and The Great South Road) to raise funds for vulnerable tamariki/children in New Zealand. The ride will take seven days, with one day's rest if needed. I have outlined the route down below.

I've been cycling for a long while, completed various NZ cycling events a few times such as The Forest Graperide in Marlborough, Le Race to Akaroa and have ridden bikes around the world. This time I'm going a little (a lot) further than usual and this time for a reason that excites me. On the first of April this year, an independent advocacy service called VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai was created to support kids in care under the newly formed children's ministry, Oranga Tamariki. Over the past two years, I have been involved with advising various focus groups as well as becoming a youth advocate for the Minister of Social Development, Anne Tolley.

I am massively grateful for that opportunity, and to continue the ongoing support for putting tamariki children at the center of all decisions made for them! Even if it's just for a few kids! That's still an incredible support to help build them to be loud mouths like me!

Below is an outline of the route: if any support could be provided along the way, I would hugely appreciate it because it means more money can be saved! Please email me or message me through Facebook if you have even a floor for me to sleep on! - I can do dishes pretty well (not so great at cooking chicken) 😂 I also encourage other riders to get out there with me in the freezing cold winter and tell me that I'm going too slow! This is not just a pledge for funding, it's an awareness pledge for support in whatever way you can afford. Things are tough out there I totally understand.

I already have a bike and two legs, I just need tubes and a place to stay each night! But these costs will be covered by me personally.

Day One will begin in Wellington (Via SH1) across to Whanganui (215km). -Stay One Night.

Day Two will start in Whanganui (Via SH3) riding past Mount Taranaki to New Plymouth (170km). Stay One Night.

Day Three will travel from New Plymouth through to Hamilton (241km). Stay One Night.

Day Four will be between Hamiton to Auckland via The Great South Road (150km). Stay One or Two Nights

Day Five will continue snaking through the various roads to Auckland North and then continue to Whangarei (178km). Stay One Night.

Day Six between Whangarei (Via SH1) heading into Kaitaia (153km). Stay One Night.

Day Seven traveling home. Busing to Whangarei, Flying to Wellington.

All donations made to this page will be given to VOYCE. The funds will go towards ring fencing for activities such as events and conferences for kids in care.

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Mana Williams-Eade


I will be biking from Wellington to Kaitaia (1100km) via New Plymouth (SH3) and along The Great North Road. I will be stopping through six major locations: Whanganui, New Plymouth, Hamilton, Auckland, Whangarei and Kaitaia. I will also be streaming a vlogging service (video logging) through youtube, which will collaborate with my daily blogs on my web page. Time for me to pass it forward.

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Mana Williams-Eade.

  • $415.00 donated
  • 12 generous donors

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