Get ready to party in Northland today and tomorrow when the Trillian Trust's Blue Light Mini Trek (formerly The Variety Bash) comes to the region.

The Trek team and Northland Blue Light have a convoy of colourful vehicles that will trundle their way through the region to raise money for Kiwi kids in need.

Along the way there will be social events for locals to catch up with the colourful characters on the trek.

The trekkers will be in Kaikohe from 9.50am today for a fun stop at the Hone Heke Lookout. The trek will then head to Moerewa for a fun session in Simson Park from 11.05am to 11.40am.


At 11.50am today the convoy will stop at Kawakawa for a ride and lunch on the vintage train, with the trekkers leaving around 1.15pm.

At 3.15pm the fun will have moved to Sandy Bay for a fun stop on the beach before heading to Tutukaka Marina Reserve at 5pm.

On Sunday the fun and frivolity will be at the kids' fishing competition on the wharf from 8.30am then at One Tree Pt yacht club carpark for lunch around 11.15am.

The Trillian Trek, formerly the Variety Bash, has been going for 28 years and in that time has raised over $10 million for New Zealand children.

The event runs for three days generally in October each year on many of the North Island's back roads linking small towns and communities. Fire trucks and uniquely modified crazy, colourful vehicles distribute grants, bikes, insulin pumps, install free fire alarms and assist with community projects bringing smiles, laughter and more.

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