White Rib­bon riders in town

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At 12.15pm on Mon­day, Novem­ber 23 the White Rib­bon Riders will roar into Mata­mata as part of White Rib­bon month to end men’s violence to­wards women.

The White Rib­bon Ride be­gan in 2009 and has grown into an an­nual event. The 2015 ride en­cour­ages lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties to make con­tact with White Rib­bon and pro­vide their sup­port.

Each Novem­ber the week-long mo­tor­cy­cle tour vis­its some 60 plus com­mu­ni­ties and takes part in more than 80 events de­liv­er­ing anti-violence mes­sages en­cour­ag­ing men to take part.

This year’s cam­paign aims to send the mes­sage of re­spect­ful re­la­tion­ships within var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ties, discussing the way men can build healthy re­la­tion­ships with women.

‘‘This is some­thing that is really per­sonal or should be really per­sonal,’’ White Rib­bon rider Colin Agnew said.

‘‘Ev­ery man has a woman in their lives; whether it’s your grand­mother, mother, part­ner, daugh­ter, and grand­daugh­ter, daugh­ter in law, col­leagues or friends.’’

The White Rib­bon Riders will be at Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate on Novem­ber 23 be­tween 12.15-1.15pm.

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