Fullas' full-on youth support

By Sophie Ryan

The Super Maori Fullas Green Ribbon Ride was all about the kaupapa for combating youth suicide, founding fulla Mahu Rawiri said yesterday.

About 60 motorcycles met at the service station on State Highway 1 at Ruakaka at 8.30am on Saturday and rode through Whangarei, arriving at The Pulse on Raumanga Valley Rd for a powhiri and family day.

The riders wore green ribbons to show their allegiance with the cause. Northland has the highest rate of teen suicide in New Zealand, and Mr Rawiri said the Super Maori Fullas wanted to make the ride and family day an annual event.

"We thought we would take up the cause, we'd make it our own."

It was great to get the men along, but women were always welcome too.

"They always keep us organised," Mr Rawiri said.

The Super Maori Fullas will be repeating the Green Ribbon Ride in Kawerau.

- Northern Advocate

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