A cavalcade of Vintage Tractors, Jeeps and Trucks, trekking 2000k Bluff to Cape Reinga fundraising for Hospice have set off from Invercargill today raising money Hospice New Zealand.
The tractor trek organizer Phil Aish said after his wife Janice passed away after being diagnosed with cancer 3 1/2 years ago Phil wanted to do something in Janice’s memory and he decided on raising money for Hospice.
In 2016 the Great New Zealand Tractor Trek raised $100,000 for Hospices cross the country.
“The unbelievable caring and compassionate people at Hospice made it possible for me to simply be there for my wife of 48 years – to sit by her side and hold her hand” says Phil “The genuine kindness, understanding and patience of everyone at hospice never diminished and they were caring of me and my family.
“This trek is a promise to my darling wife and a legacy to those that cared for her”
Tractor Trek Itinerary
|12 Feb||Mon||Invercargill to Bluff to Invercargill|
|13 Feb||Tues||Invercargill to Athol|
|14 Feb||Wed||Athol to Hawea|
|15 Feb||Thurs||Hawea to Haast|
|16 Feb||Fri||Haast to Franz Josef|
|17 Feb||Sat||Franz Josef to Greymouth|
|18 Feb||Sun||Greymouth to Westport|
|19 Feb||Mon||Westport to St Arnaud|
|20 Feb||Tues||St Arnaud to Blenheim|
|21 Feb||Wed||Blenheim to Picton to Wellington to Pentone|
|22 Feb||Thurs||Pentone to Eastborne Baring Point to Masterton|
|23 Feb||Fri||Masterton to Alfredton to Porongahau|
|24 Feb||Sat||Porongahau to Waipukurau to Napier|
|25 Feb||Sun||Napier to Wairoa to Morere|
|26 Feb||Mon||Morere to Gisborne to Matawai|
|27 Feb||Tues||Matawai to Ohope|
|28 Feb||Wed||Ohope to Ngongataha|
|1 Mar||Thurs||Ngongtaha to Miranda|
|2 Mar||Fri||Miranda to Manukau to Auckland|
|3 Mar||Sat||Rest day|
|4 Mar||Sun||Auckland to Pahi|
|5 Mar||Mon||Pahi to Dargavil To Kaihu|
|6 Mar||Tues||Kaihu to Kohokohu|
|7 Mar||Wed||Kohokohu to Pukenui|
|8 Mar||Thurs||Pukenui via 90 Mile beach, Cape Reinga to Pukenui|
|9 Mar||Fri||Pukenui to Kaitaia|