The purpose of this cycle is to raise awareness of PTSD within the NZ emergency service community.
From the 25th March 2022 (starting at Cape Egmont) to the 8th April 2022 (finishing at East Cape) a small group of riders made up of current and past emergency service personnel will cycle the Kōpiko Aotearoa Trail. Kōpiko Aotearoa is 1,060 kilometres long, and it follows a combination of gravel and sealed country roads, cycle trails and paths across the widest stretch of Aotearoa New Zealand.
The purpose of ‘The Journey’ is to:
- Firstly, raise awareness of PTSD and the support available within the New Zealand emergency service community, and
- Secondly, to raise funds for Te Kiwi Māia
Based on their own experiences, members of the riding group will share the message that “It’s OK” (to talk, to listen, to cry, to seek help).
Over the next two months we will:
- Introduce you to the team, the organisations we are supporting, the organisations supporting us
- Share our preparation for the journey and the journey itself
- Highlight some of the facts, information and stories that will show you why this is such an important issue
- Provide information for where to go and seek help (It's Ok, really!!)
We hope you join us and follow us on this Journey and get as much out of it as we will.
Providing rehabilitation, recovery and respite to our people, who - as a result of their role in safeguarding and caring for New Zealanders - have physical or psychological injuries.
Our first responders and NZDF personnel. Te Kiwi Maia are taking away 12 first responders for a week of respite in May 2022.
Thank you 11 April 2022
The team is home and we are so proud of them and everyone involved.
Craig, Coxy, Cam and of course Glenn making sure they were safe and set up.
We have raised $2520 for the charity and we are so grateful to you all.
Put your feet up lads, you deserve the rest. Legends!
Thanks team for your support and the work you do!! :-)
Thanks Richard for the donation and support.
Thanks for the support and donation :-)
Thanks Margaret for your support and kind donation. :-)
Thanks Paul for your donation!!! :-)