Bid for a seat on char­ity bike

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

A Christchurch doc­tor has come up with a unique and fun way to raise money for three New Zealand char­i­ties – and Mata­mata is in his sights.

Richard Steane has or­gan­ised a char­ity cy­cle trip from Auck­land to Christchurch on a three-seater bi­cy­cle, and is invit­ing lo­cal peo­ple along the way to take a turn on the bi­cy­cle.

The crew is rid­ing from Paeroa to Mata­mata on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 29. The next morn­ing they will head to Ro­torua.

Trade Me has come on board to run the auc­tions, so check them out and throw in a bid by search­ing ‘three seater’ on Trade Me.

Ride for a few kilo­me­tres to your lo­cal cafe or get dropped off to work in style, cour­tesy of some ex­pe­ri­enced and fun cy­clists.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the char­i­ties, the peo­ple, the route and how to make a do­na­tion, visit three­seater.org.nz.

On Mon­day, Damien Laird from Su­pe­rior Auto Painters was out on the streets of Mata­mata ‘‘do­ing some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent’’. He gave Broad­way Hair­dresser’s front win­dow a Hob­bit­themed paint job. Mr Laird said paint­ing win­dows was quite dif­fer­ent to what he was nor­mally used to paint­ing – cars. ‘‘‘You name it we’ll paint it’ is on the side of our ute so we had to stand by it when we were asked to paint this win­dow. I have done quite a bit of air­brush­ing in the past and it isn’t too dif­fer­ent to paint­ing a car. You just have to know what tool to use to get the job done with the cor­rect ef­fects.’’

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