The Port to Port is running again this year from the 28th to the 31st of May.
The organisers are looking for volunteers to assist with marshalling during the event. As an incentive, they are providing 1 day free entry into the other stages of the event.
If you, or anyone you know, are interested then you can email Sally Hill Sally@porttoportmtb.com. Or call 1300550675.
Here's hoping direct flights Newcastle to Auckland are not too far away - http://www.maitlandmercury.com.au/story/2905222/newcastle-airport-expans...
Can you imagine - fly into Auckland, grab hire van, load bikes, head south east for 250km!