White Ribbon riders in town
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.