November 25, 2017

Ranui News

Physical Disability Rugby League Auckland 9’s

In collaboration with Ranui Action Project, Waitemata Seagulls and  Henderson Massey Local Board we were excited to assist in  the Physical Disability Rugby League Auckland 9’s held here in Ranui November 3rd and 5th 2017

The event  was attended by over 150 people who  were all treated to 4 teams of physically disabled athletes from both NZ and Australia combining to form 4 very strong teams under the NRL banner of West Tigers, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Manly Sea Eagles and our Vodafone Warriors.

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Grant (Taniwha Tales) & George Tonna (NSWPDRLA/founder)

The inaugural tournament was taken out by the mighty vodafone Warriors who hold the title of PDRL 9’s champions for the next two years. The trophy is an original carving done by local group Taniwha Tales and will now be proudly displayed at Mt Smart Stadium the home of the Vodafone Warriors.

Check out the link below to enjoy the essence of this amazing event:


Ranui School pupils hopped on the school’s 40 new bikes and took the maiden lap of the school’s brand new bike track.


Ranui School ribbon cut

Former Deputy Principal Del McFarlane-Scott, Auckland Transport’s Kathryn King, and the oldest and youngest pupil at Ranui School cut the ribbon to open the 25th Auckland Bikes in Schools project.                                                         24/07/2017

The Bikes in Schools Auckland project kicked off in Auckland in 2012 at Nga Iwi School in Mangere and five years later continues to be a loved part of the community. Bikes in Schools Trustee Paul McArdle says that the project is going from strength to strength both nationally and in Auckland.

Ranui School Principal Heather Rewiri says, “The school grounds are now a resource that benefits the whole community and most importantly our children’s health, wellbeing and learning. This project will ensure that every child will have the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike, then improve their riding techniques progressively. These new facilities were only made possible by the generous support of the many people and organisations who have worked with us including of course the Bike on NZ Charitable Trust.”