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10/12/09 The final ACC levies for motorcycles were announced this week.

What does this mean for you?

"The Government has opted for more moderate motorcycle levy increases than ACC recommended. Mopeds 50cc and under will pay $129.24; motorbikes up to 600cc will pay $327.70; and bikes over 600cc will pay $426.92. As part of the motorcycle levy, $30 will now be committed to injury prevention modelled on the successful programme in Victoria, Australia. My message to motorcyclists is the escalating costs of motorcycle accidents cannot be ignored but ACC wants to work with you on improving safety.

(More on all the other changes at the Cabinet Press Release page)

What does this mean for us?

We are not happy at what is still a huge increase. While are pleased that the Minister has recognised that ACC's initial recommendations were ridiculous, the new levies are still unsustainable. We do not believe that ACC is broken or that increases are necessary or just. The separate motorcycle classification should be abolished with one levy for all private passenger vehicles and we will continue to fight for that position, and for the preservation of a Woodhouse based ACC scheme. One levy for all Private Passenger Vehicles.


24/11/09. Monies collected at the Bikeoi

Ken (Rustic101 on Kiwibiker) had a conversation with Lizzy, the Fund Rasing Co-ordinator from Wellington Free Ambulance. She has provided a final count of collections taken on the morning of the BIKEOI. The grand total was three thousand two hundred and sixty-four dollars and seventy cents ($3264.70).

This money will be going towards funding a new Emergency Response Ambulance. Wellington Free Ambulance would like to thank all attendees on the day for their generous donations.

Thank you from BRONZ to all the bikers who contributed to this wonderful cause. You guys are amazing.


20/11/09. ACC Selected Stats

Have a look at this 2 page document supplied by Les Mason, it will give you a quick overview of what the ACC isn't telling you. Download the PDF here.


18/11/09. Damn The Levies Protest Ride Badge

Be quick, we have a few left over, if you want get your hands on one of these never to be repeated badges then drop an email to bronzauckland@hotmail.com


18/11/09. Public meeting with Nick Smith

Monday 30 November: Public meeting with Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change Issues and ACC, National MP for Nelson, 7.30pm at Royal Akarana Yacht Club, Okahu Bay. Get there and have your say!!!


17/11/09. Thank You to over 6000 Bikers!

A massive thank you to everyone who took part in the protest ride, thanks to your participation we have made our presence felt on the roads of New Zealand and our voices heard in the halls of parliament. Thank you and remember this, it is only the begining, we have to keep momentum so keep up the effort and watch this space!


14/11/09. Speech from BRONZ Auckland President Les Mason

Download the speech from BRONZ Auckland president Lwes Mason that was given at the ACC Protest Ride that went from Diary Flats, right through Auckland and finished at Auckland Museum. Download the speech here.


14/11/09. Speech from Charles Lamb

Download and read the brilliant speech that Professor Charles Lamb (Director of Australasian Institute of Motorcycle Studies (AIMS) project) gave at the recent motorcycle rally in Christchurch on the 14th of November. Download the speech here.


9/11/09. Download the petition!

Print copies of the official petition and get as many signatures as possible. This is an opportunity to let as many people as possible know why we are unhappy and what our specific concerns are. Download the PDF of the petition here.


2/11/09. Trade Me ad for Carbon Credits from 110,000 motorcycles

Well someone obviously complained to Trade Me and their admin people removed the listing! But have no fear, we have a screengrab here!


29/10/09. ACC DELIVERS SOME OF THE PROMISED INFORMATION

ACC has delivered some of the information they promised on the TV1 "Close Up" show, to our president Les Mason, it isn't what we have asked for but it is a start. As soon as we can interpret their inaccurate information and figure something tangible we will offer it to you.


27/10/09. YOUTUBE GETS BRONZ'D

http://www.youtube.com/user/BRONZNZ


26/10/09. COMMITTEE MEETING TO DISCUSS PROTEST RIDE ROUTE

Last night the BRONZ Auckland committee met to discuss and finalise the route that will be taken for the protest ride to Wellington.

We will update the website with a route map and downloadable PDF ASAP.


23/10/09. Download the BRONZ Official Press Release (PDF)


22/10/09. BIG TURNOUT FOR AUCKLAND BRONZ MEETING

More than 200 motorcyclists attended the BRONZ (Bikers Rights Organisation of New Zealand – Auckland) meeting held at Penrose last night.

The concerned and frustrated riders conducted themselves impeccably during the meeting, which was the first opportunity they have had to publicly express their outrage over what they see as draconian Levy increases being proposed by ACC.

The formal meeting was conducted by President Les Mason and saw rafts of resolutions adopted. The relevant excerpts from the minutes will be published shortly on the BRONZ site – www.bronz.org.nz

Several media outlets were in attendance and a live TV cross preceded the meeting.
Online here: http://www.3news.co.nz/BRONZ-President-Les-Mason-on-hikes-in-bikers-ACC-levies/tabid/367/articleID/126380/cat/84/Default.aspx

Many speakers addressed the meeting from the floor and they had one underlying theme, anger at the size of the proposed levy increases and their outrage at being unfairly targeted.

Many valid arguments were voiced to support their claims and numerous courses of action were proposed.

Resolutions for large-scale protest rides to Wellington, as well as protest rides in Regional centres, were unanimously approved.

Details and times and departure points for these rides will also be published on the BRONZ web site and distributed as soon as they are confirmed.

Members also called for all motorcyclists to be diligent in being good citizens and road users, and the importance of making their submissions to ACC, contacting their MP and becoming a financial member of BRONZ.

BRONZ Auckland.

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