North Harbour Ulysses Newsletter.
Edition 22
May 2016

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 Edition 22
Hello to all North Harbour Ulyssians.  I am the new editor of our newsletter.  You'll all have to put up with me as I grow into this role as I've never done anything like this before so it's a bit of a learning curve. Thank you to Jeni for getting me started and giving some excellent tips and tricks.

I need your input to make this newsletter interesting and current so I'm keen to hear your stories and tales that are motorcycle related and in fact even those that are not motorcycle related but include our members. 

Send your stories, pictures, comments and feedback to me by clicking this link NH Editor

Enjoy our May newsletter

Craig McEwan #9243
Our Branch AGM was very successful although we went over last year’s record time, 12.5 minutes compared to 12 minutes last year. Lora Nankivell is now officially Branch Secretary and we have two new committee members, welcome to Barry Holland and Andy Kelly, I’m sure once Barry & Andy have settled in they will bring some new ideas to the table.
Your Branch Executive for 2016/17 is; Wayne Painter, President; Vaughan Nankivell, Vice President; Lora Nankivell, Secretary; Joy Zaloum, Treasurer;   Committee; Barry Holland, John Johnstone, Andy Kelly, Dave McAnulty & Rini van Driel.
Niki Morrison is our new Runs Coordinator,  Niki will be sending out a survey to find what sort of runs & rides you want, please reply so they can plan your rides calendar.
Dale Painter is Quartermaster and Peter Webb is Sheriff.   Craig McEwan takes over as newsletter editor from Jeni. Don’t forget! the newsletter is your news, if you don’t send items, ride reviews and photos etc there won’t be an interesting newsletter.    Send items to Editor
The new HONDA AFRICA TWINS were a popular display especially the Dual Clutch Tiptronic/Automatic model, check them out at CYCLESPOT HONDA.
KAWASAKI by SPECTRUM will be the display bikes for May Club Night. 
TECHMOTO SPONSORSHIP   It was reported at the Branch AGM that the Techmoto Sponsorship account had not been paid for 2016, Phil Scott is very apologetic and told me the account had dropped through the cracks at the time he waiting for his heart valve repair and the fitting of a pacemaker. For the ensuing 4 or 5 months he was not well and forgot a few things. Phil has now paid the account up to date and is going to carry on the sponsorship through to June 2017.
Remember!!  We must support our sponsors so they can support us.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SOCIAL DINNER   At our March club night members decided we needed a change for the Wednesday Night Dinner venue, we had been going to Mad Dogs for a long time.  Our new venue is the AFRICA BAR (the old Brickhouse), 1 William Pickering Drive, North Harbour, the Branch has been given a V.I.P. number for members to use and everyone attending will get a V.I.P. card which can be used at any time, this will give you a small discount on your drinks & meals when presented at the bar and a 3% bonus on purchases to the branch which we can use at a later date. If you want a card let me know. Phone or txt 027 289 1018.
MOTHER’S DAY POKER RUN:    We need more entries
Our Mother’s Day Poker Run will take a slightly different form this year using the KISS principle, date is Sunday March 8th.  We will assemble at the Pupuke Golf Club then John Heebink will take us on one of his interesting rides which will finish back at the Golf Club where we will have prize-giving, bar is open until 5.30pm.  Entry forms are on our website, at club-night or email  Wayne
Many of our members have joined the Golf Club as Social Members, it is not expensive and it is our way of repaying the hospitality and use of their clubrooms, it also means you don’t have to sign in when you come to clubnight or functions.  Get a membership form from the bar or myself, it will only cost $25.00 for a year.     
Thursday 5th May, Club Night
PUPUKE GOLF CLUB 5.30pm onwards
Sunday 8th  May, Mother’s Day Poker Run,
Leaving Pupuke Golf Club 10.00am.
Wednesday 18th May, Social Dinner,
Africa Bar, 1 William Pickering Drive,
North Harbour,  5.30pm – 9.00pm.
V.I.P cards available from
Wayne Painter. 027 289 1018.
Thursday 2nd  June, Club Night
PUPUKE GOLF CLUB. 5.30pm onwards
Sunday 10th July. Mid Winter BBQ,
Africa Bar. (To be confirmed)

Wayne Painter #1756NZ L/M,
Branch President, North Harbour Branch
Ulysses Club (NZ) Inc
Your New North Harbour Executive for 2016
Committee Members
Non Committee Postions
Click here for Printer Friendly Runs Sheet
We need more entries to ensure this is a successful event.  Please don't delay. Complete your entry online or click the link below to print the entry form.
Who Is this North Harbour Member taking her first ride with her Dad? Email the Editor with your answers.
We're conducting a survey and your input would be appreciated. Click the button below to start the survey. Thank you for your participation!
Begin Survey
Please support North Harbour Branch sponsors.
Cyclespot Group, Major North Harbour Branch Sponsor
Grant donates vouchers monthly for Social Evenings and
 advertises in the monthly newsletter.  
Pop into Cyclespot and check out the range of bikes & accessories.
Come on in to  Cyclespot and check out the new Africa Twin,
in store now…….

Pricing from $19,995.00 plus ORC
It is going to be an exciting year for Honda with the launch of a few new models, the Africa Twin being the first to arrive,
The Africa twin is one of the most iconic models in the world…....
It has been 13 years since we have had this model new in NZ,
the only thing the same is the name and wheel size,
everything else has been re spec’d making it a great
adventurer/tourer bike for 2016.

REYEDR is one of the 10 digital start-ups selected to embark on the 2016 accelerator programme of Lightning Lab Auckland; New Zealand’s premier digital accelerator.

We are really excited about what we are creating for motorcyclists but we do need your help so that we can build a solution that meets your needs - the needs of our customers. When you have 10 minutes, please take this short survey to help us understand what is important to you. In return, you will go into the draw to win a $25 Revzilla Voucher / REYEDR T-Shirt!

Click on this link to go to the survey.

In the meantime, Ride Safe!

Kal Gwalani #9420
CEO & Founder & North Harbour Ulysses Member


Spectrum donates vouchers monthly for the Social evenings.  Pop in to Spectrum and chat to Grant for bike services, bike sales and accessories. 
Hyosung Motorcycles are located at 73 Barrys Point Rd, Takapuna. We are New Zealand’s biggest Hyosung dealership and also New Zealand’s distributors for these excellent Korean made bikes carrying a full range of demonstrators from 50cc scooters to the four 650cc LAMS models. Our spare parts inventory incorporates 25,000 items and we regularly achieve a 98% supply rate. Our extremely talented technician has all the factory diagnostic equipment on hand and even better he really knows how to use it!
 MTF finance available T.A.P and discounted insurance through Protecta or Vero.
Email: Click to email Sales or Click here to email Workshop.
Business Hours
Mon 8:30am – 5:30pm      Tue 8:30am – 5:30pm 
Wed 8:30am – 5:30pm      Thu 8:30am – 5:30pm 
Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm          Sat 9:00am – 4.00pm
Sun Closed
Techmoto: Sponsor of Monthly Meat Raffles 
Discounts for Ulysses and SuperGold card holders, located in the iconic former industrial area now converted to shops and plenty of bars, cafes and above all, good coffee!
Phil and Gail Scott's Techmoto store caters for road and adventure riders with high quality helmets and apparel from Arai, Nolan and Spidi.  There is a huge range of Givi and Ventura luggage, plus motorcycle-specific tools as well as spares and accessories. 
Open weekdays 9.30-5.30 and 9.00-4.00 on Saturday Phone 
09 4461610
Click Here for a Reminder on Group Riding Etiquette
North Harbour Ulysses Facebook Page
North Harbour Ulysses Website
If it is your birthday this month, don't forget to take a bottle of wine for the raffles on club night.
If you have any unwanted gifts, donate them for the raffle prizes.
Subscriber Details
At the bottom of this newsletter is a link so you can update your subscriber details.  There is also a button if you really want to cancel your subscription.
Wine Bottle Caps
Save your bottle tops from your wine bottles and bring along to each monthly meeting. These get passed onto Lions Club who collect as a fundraiser for Child Dialysis.  Get your local restaurant on board and have them keep the bottle tops for you.  
Reviews and Photo Gallery 
Some pictures from the St Johns Ride 
We had a great turn out for the St. John's Ambulance Ride. From Whangarei we went to the Bream Bay St. John's station in Ruakaka for a very nice lunch. Images from John Heebrink.
Cruising with Charlie Truell
Tuesdays Ride

Six of us on today's ride, including one from Ulysses Waikato who took a day off work to come for the ride. John Stephens took us to Cambridge via Okaeria, Taniwha, Te Hoe, Orini, and Eureka. Parking in the centre of Cambridge was a problem and I managed to take the group up a one-way street the wrong way in the process. We had lunch in the courtyard shared by Rouge Cafe and Cambridge Sushi. After lunch, three of us went to visit Trevor in Waikato Hospital and found he'd been transferred to Thames a couple of hours earlier, which is good news. Thanks to Sig Falkenhaug for being TEC.

Midweek Wednesday Rides and now Tuesday (check out NH Ulysses facebook page for details.)
Wednesdays Ride

Six of us on today's ride. Michael Davies led most of the way, but Ian Shiels, Harry Handley, and I led at various times. We went to Sandspit via Woodcocks Road, but just before Sandspit we turned off onto Brick Bay Road, and discovered a delightful little beach and nice views over the harbour. Sandspit cafe was closed, so we went on to Morris and James in Matakana for lunch.
Caught on Camera at the 2016 North Harbour Ulysses AGM

ULYSSES 2016  

            AON has a New Policy Wording with a New Underwriter:
In collaboration with NZI, Aon has a new improved policy wording for Motorcycles.  This Prestige Motorcycle Policy gives you the best of the best in cover for all types of On-Road Motorcycles including 3 wheelers, Off-Road Motorcycles including Quad Bikes, Competition Motorcycles (not covered whilst racing), Motorcycle Collections and Classic/Vintage Motorcycles.  A new policy wording will be sent out shortly.
Some of the BENEFITS:
New replacement Motorcycle if a total loss occurs within 12 months of the insured motorcycle being first registered as a new Motorcycle up to 20,000km – this increases to 24 months and 30,000km for Ulysses Members.
Windscreen/shield, headlights or tail lights covered – Nil excess
Roadside Assistance is now provided on comprehensively covered motorcycles by
FIRST ASSISTANCE – 0800 120 102
AUTOMATIC RIDING APPAREL cover - $5,000 (indemnity value) any one claim per year.
Option to have REPLACEMENT RIDING APPAREL cover - $5,000 (REPLACEMENT value) any one claim per year.  Premium for Ulysses Members $50 plus GST.  (Normally $75+GST)
DISCOUNTS DISCOUNTS DISCOUNTS – Age Discounts, Multiple Bike Discount (conditions apply), Loyalty Discounts, Trike Discounts, Named Rider Discounts and the Restricted Usage Discount – this is now based on riding less than 7,500km per year, per bike! (was 5,000km)
LOWER EXCESSES – The standard policy excess is now $250 (plus underage excesses applying), $500 theft excess and on approved track days a $750 excess only will apply.
RIDE FOREVER If you complete a Ride Forever training course, provide us with your certificate and we will apply a NIL excess for one claim within 12 months of completing this course.
Call us on 0800 65 62 64 and ask for Leonie, Annaliese or Brandon if you have any queries.
Peter Webb
Raffle Prizes and Tattle-Tales Wanted
 “Sheriff wants unwanted gifts and wine for birthdays and worthy events in your LIVES “
And please email ‘SHERIFF, I HAVE A TALE’ to Pete. 
Talk to Barry Holland regarding rider training or visit the Prorider website for course and booking information. The courses below have been specifically put on for North Harbour members. Please note numbers are limited and first in first served.
Become part of the Pro Rider Community
Visit your local motorcycle/scooter shop and ask about a Ride Forever voucher from Pro Rider, get one for a friend. Book via the Pro Rider website and have your say on our Facebook page!
The Pro Rider Riders Club is coming soon. Keep an eye on Facebook!
Check out ProRider Website for all available courses.

Need that badge sewn on, then call in on Merine.
Phone 021 708677
                   An Invitation from Zimbabwe Ulysses

It gives me great pleasure to invite you and your members to our proposed International gathering mid 2017.

The attached flyer will give you an idea of what we propose to do.

With FIM's support the event has the prospect of being a once in a lifetim
e event.

We also have motorcycle agents in nearby South Africa on standby for bike hire, so the adventure can begin and end there

Naturally we need to get a feel for the interest out there so we can plan accordingly.  So may I appeal to you all to send this out to all your members.
 Many thanks.

                                       Kind regards,
Click Here for Printer Friendly Runs List
Ulysses North Harbour
Runs and Event Calendar
Runs Coordinator
Rider in Charge (RIC) would appreciate all participants of rides to be at the departure point 10 minutes early with a full tank of gas.  If the weather looks suspect then please phone the RIC or check out North Harbour Ulysses facebook page to see if the ride is postponed or cancelled. 

The Rider in Charge will be organizing the day.  Contact them for details.  All riders participating in a Ulysses Ride are expected to hold a current motorcycle license, wear suitable clothing and to have a registered and warranted road-worthy bike.

The organizers and/or the Ulysses Club are not responsible for participants safety and all participants participate at their own risk.

All participants are aware that they are traveling on open public roads and are responsible for their own safety and compliance with all Rules and Laws.

Please check your runs list as some rides or destinations may have changed from initial calendar entry.
Club Night Meeting and Social Evening
Held at Pupuke Golf Club  
 231 East Coast Road (opp Sunnynook Rd) Campbells Bay
1st Thursday of the Month.
Meals available from 5.30pm and meeting starts at 7.30pm
Our next social dinner is on 18 May - 5:30pm onwards.  Please email Wayne by Monday 16 if you intend to attend.
Africa is located at 1b William Pickering Drive, Albany

Slow Ride with Les

Meet at the Cosi Club, Paul Matthews Dr at 10.00am

RIC: Les Duffield
Mobile: 021720100
Caffeine & Classics at Smales Farm

Sunday May

Short ride to Smales Farm to check out the Classic Cars and Hot Rods. And of course get some caffeine into us.  
Meet at Smales Farm
Midweek Wednesday Rides and now Tuesday (check out NH Ulysses facebook page for details.)
Are you free to ride Midweek?
Why not join fellow Ulyssians on Wednesday's
Departs NS Cossie Club at 10.30am
Destination decided on the day.
These rides are proving very popular.
Highlight your calendar with these upcoming rides or events.

Runs & Rallies
1                    Choose and Cruise
                      Meet at Cosi Club at 10am and pick your destination and RIC/TEC

5                    Monthly Club Night @ Pupuke Golf Club
                      Our monthly club meeting and social evening at Pupuke Golf Club,
                      231 East Coast Rd, Campbells Bay. Bar opens at 5:30pm and meals
                      are available.
                      MUST RSVP for meals at least two days before to Wayne Painter.
                      Time: 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
8                    North Harbour Ulysses
                      Mothers Day Poker Run 

12                  West Auckland Dinner and Social

                      Venue -: New Lynn RSA. 2 Veronica St, New Lynn.
                      Starts at approx. 6:30pm. Contact Peggy O’Neal

15                  Slow Ride with Les
                      Meet in car park by Cosi Club, 65 Paul Matthews Rd, a ‘slow ride’ meet
                      at 10.00am.
                      Lunch at Shelly Beach, South Head 
                      RIC Les Duffield 021720100    

18                 Social dinner is on 18 May - 5:30pm onwards.  Please email Wayne
                     by Monday 16 if you intend to attend.
                     Africa Bar is located at 1b William Pickering Drive, Albany

22                  Short & Sweet ride 
                      David McAnulty will advise details closer to the time
20 -22            Tauranga Ulysses Rally - Entry form in the Ulyssian Magazine
                       Waihi Beach

29                  Caffeine and Classics
                      Taking place at Smales Farm on Auckland's North shore from 10am.
                      Meet there and decide if a run is imminent. 

2                    Monthly Club Night @ Pupuke Golf Club
                      Our monthly club meeting and social evening at Pupuke Golf Club,
                      231 East Coast Rd, Campbells Bay. Bar opens at 5:30pm and meals
                      are available.
                      MUST RSVP for meals at least two days before to Wayne Painter.
                      Time: 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

15                 Social dinner is on 18 May - 5:30pm onwards.  Please email Wayne
                     by Monday 16 if you intend to attend.
                     Africa Bar is located at 1b William Pickering Drive, Albany

17 – 19           Not Final Okataina Rally - Entry form in the Ulyssian Magazine
                       Rotorua Branch


7                    Monthly Club Night @ Pupuke Golf Club
                      Our monthly club meeting and social evening at Pupuke Golf Club,
                      231 East Coast Rd, Campbells Bay. Bar opens at 5:30pm and meals
                      are available.
                      MUST RSVP for meals at least two days before to Wayne Painter.
                      Time: 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

10                   Mid Winter BBQ - details to come pop the date in your calendar 

NOTE:  Ulysses’ events in BOLD
For more details of each event see ad at end of The Ulyssian, or Ulysses website – or, contact local Coordinator or, use Google.
ASURE Accommodation Group
Welcome to ASURE Accommodation Group – a nationwide group of motels, motor inns, motor lodges and apartments strategically placed throughout New Zealand, offering you quality, affordable accommodation. 
10% discount is available to all Ulysses Club Members for bookings made online on using the promo code Ulysses  
In addition, all members are eligible to receive our ASURE Loyalty Programme – stay at three or more ASURE properties and receive $100 off your tenth night stay.
Completed loyalty cards must be redeemed direct with the ASURE property and cannot be redeemed online.
Terms & Conditions: Discount available on room only, excludes public holidays and special events and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion.
You will need to enter your Ulysses Club membership card number to complete your booking – see screenshots below, and you will need your card when you arrive at the accommodation.
A discount of 10% off the best available fare applies for travel dates
18 January through to 19 December 2016
Booking conditions and instructions for members are:
Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander online at
Also check out our Premium Plus onboard lounge upgrades for total comfort at for 18yrs plus
Simply insert the Promo code “XULY1”on the “Payment details” page then click on “enter” and this will apply the discount.
Membership card is required at the terminal on check in.  No membership card and retail fares will be charged.
Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.
The normal conditions of the above fare type apply - e.g. Easy Change is 100% refundable if cancelled.
Bookings made through our call centre are at regular rates.



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