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I AM HOPE - Aotearoa Tour

During March 2018, Mike and a bunch of mates rode Suzuki 50cc scooters from one end of the country to the other. Along the way they stopped at around 45 schools and community halls and spoke to more than 20,000 schoolkids and adults about mental health, and how every one of us can be the hope someone needs when times are tough.

Own your own I Am Hope scooter!

We're auctioning the scooters used on the tour at an exclusive function on 10 April at Auckland's Gusto at The Grand – SKYCITY Auckland. If you're interested in bidding, please email for your invitation.

Where's Mike?

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When and where

Note: the school talks aren't public events, but the community centre talks (marked in green) are open to everyone.

Date Location Time Event Type Venue
Monday 5th March INVERCARGILL 9.00am School Te Whare Kura-O Arowhenua
  GORE 12.00pm School Longford Intermediate
  QUEENSTOWN 7.00pm Community Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial Drive
Tuesday 6th March QUEENSTOWN 9.00am School Remarkables School
  CROMWELL 2.00pm School Cromwell College
  ALEXANDRA 7.00pm Community The Cellar Door
Wednesday 7th March ALEXANDRA 9.00am School The Terrace School
  BALCLUTHA 1.30pm School Rosebank School
  DUNEDIN 7.00pm Community Dunedin City New Life Church
Thursday 8th March DUNEDIN 9.00am School Otago Boys High School
  OAMARU 1.30pm School Oamaru Intermediate
  TIMARU 7.00pm Community Mountainview High School, Pages Road, Timaru
Friday 9th March TIMARU 9.00am School Mountainview High School
  ASHBURTON 12.30pm Event for local schools Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 211 Wills Street, Ashburton
  CHRISTCHURCH 6.00pm Community Chisnallwood Intermediate, 76 Breezes Road, Avondale
Monday 12th March CHRISTCHURCH 9.00am School Chisnallwood Intermediate
  DARFIELD 11.30am School Darfield High School
  GREYMOUTH 7.00pm Community Greymouth High School, High Street, Greymouth
Tuesday 13th March GREYMOUTH 9.00am School Greymouth High School
  REEFTON 12.30pm School Reefton Area School
  WESTPORT 6.00pm Community NBS Theatre, 105 Palmerston North, Westport
Wednesday 14th March WESTPORT 9.00am School Buller High School
  MURCHISON 2.00pm School Murchison Area School
  NELSON 7.00pm Community Victory Community Centre, 2 Totara St, Nelson South, Nelson
Thursday 15th March NELSON 9.00am School Broadgreen Intermediate
  BLENHEIM 1.00pm School Bohally Intermediate
  BLENHEIM 7.00pm Community Marlborough Girls College, 21 McLauchlan Street, Springlands, Blenheim
Monday 19th March WELLINGTON 9.00am School Naenae Intermediate
  TRENTHAM 1.15pm School Fergusson Intermediate School
  MASTERTON 7.00pm Community Trust House Recreation Centre, 2 Dixon Street North, Masterton
Tuesday 20th March MASTERTON 9.00am School Masterton Intermediate
  PALMERSTON NORTH 7.00pm Community Youth Space, Corner Coleman Mall and George Street
Wednesday 21st March PALMERSTON NORTH 9.00am School Palmerston North Intermediate Normal
  TAIHAPE 1.00pm School Taihape Area School
  TAUPO 6.00pm Community Great Lake Centre, East Wing, 5 Story Place, Taupo
Thursday 22nd March TAUPO 9.00am School Hilltop School
  NAPIER 2.00pm School Eskdale School
  NAPIER 6.00pm Community Century Theatre, 9 Herschell Street, Napier
Friday 23rd March GISBORNE 2.00pm School Gisborne Intermediate
  GISBORNE 5.00pm Community Gisborne War Memorial Theatre, 159 Bright Street, Gisborne
Saturday 24th March TOLAGA BAY   Marae visits  
Sunday 25th March HICKS BAY   Marae visits  
  WHAKATANE 6.00pm Community Theatre, Short Street, Whakatane
Monday 26th March WHAKATANE 9.00am School Whakatane Intermediate
  KAWERAU 11.30am School Tarawera High School
  ROTORUA 2.00pm School Rotorua Intermediate
  TAURANGA 7.00pm Community Baycourt Community & Art Centre, 38 Durham Street, Tauranga
Tuesday 27th March TAURANGA 9.00am School Tauranga Primary School
  MATAMATA 11.30am School Firth Primary School
  CAMBRIDGE 2.00pm School Cambridge Middle School
  HAMILTON 7.00pm Community Melville Intermediate, Mount View Rd, Melville, Hamilton
Wednesday 28th March HAMILTON 9.00am School Rototuna High School
  SOUTH AUCKLAND 12.00pm School Randwick Park
  CENTRAL AUCKLAND 2.00pm School Blockhouse Bay Intermediate
  EAST AUCKLAND 7.00pm Community ASB Stadium, Cnr Kepa & Kohimarama Road (grounds of Selwyn College), Kohimarama
Thursday 29th March NORTH AUCKLAND 9.00am School Albany Junior High School
  WHANGAREI 2.00pm School Kamo Intermediate, Whangarei
  KAIKOHE 6.00pm Community Kaikohe Memorial Hall, Memorial Drive

Missed out on a talk?

Get in touch about having Mike come to talk to your school, business or community group after the tour.

Thanks to:

Auckland Harley Davidson
Z Petrol
Trailer World
Smales Farm
Pita Pit

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