Pride of NZ Awards: Jayne and Mike Rattray

Jayne and Mike Rattray started a movement which has raised $600,000. It all began with a few bros hitting the road. “The idea came about in 2009,” Jayne explained. “The boys at Air NZ Engineering Services in Christchurch bought scooters off Trade Me and thought they would nurse them.” A mission from Christchurch on the east coast to the West Coast at Hokitika? Why not. Cars do the trip in less than three hours; the scooters take eight hours. “While the boys were planning it, one teammate was diagnosed with bowel cancer. We thought, What can we do to help? Hence the Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari was born in 2009.

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