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BMW Owners Register of New Zealand

The BMW Owners Register Inc. of NZ is a national motorcycle club catering for anyone who has an interest in BMW motorcycles, old and new. There are weekly and monthly gatherings in all regions, with major rallies for the whole club organized throughout the year. A monthly newsletter is also distributed containing many interesting stories, articles and details of upcoming rides and rallies.

BMWOR actively organises and supports many motorcycle events.

What is The Register?

It is a national organisation of people interested in BMW motorcycles and has a membership of approximately 700. Note the term used is “interested in”, as you do not have to currently own a BMW motorcycle in order to join the Register.

It is possible to join as an Associate member, subject to being nominated by two financial members. Past Owner members who no longer own a BMW motorcycle but who retain an interest in the BMW marque, may become Associate members and do not require nomination.

Experience shows that many who sell their BMW, come back to the marque eventually or retain a lasting interest.

In association with BMW Motorcycle Dealers, the Owners Register offer a 12 month complimentary ‘Introductory Membership’ to persons who buy a BMW Motorcycle from them.   The Dealer will advise of the offer at the time of the purchase.

It should be mentioned that participating partners can also classed as Pillion Members and  pay a reduce annual membership fee.

For information on Membership Fees click HERE.

Meetings

Each area may have different meeting dates, your Area Rep will send advisory emails. For contact details for the Area Reps click HERE.

For Auckland Members a monthly meeting is held on the second Monday of each month, usually at the Vintage Car Club Rooms, 39 Fairfax Avenue, Penrose, Auckland, at 7.30 pm.  Contact auckland@bmwor.org.nz

For Wellington Members a monthly meeting is held on second Monday of each month in the Kensington Lounge, Petone Workingmen’s Club, 47 Udy St, Petone, at 7:00 p.m. Sign in noting BMWOR as your member club. Bistro dining available from 5:30 p.m.  Contact wellington@bmwor.org.nz

For Canterbury Members a monthly meeting is held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Papanui Club, 310 Sawyers Arms Road, Papanui, Christchurch from 6.30 p.m.   Contact canterbury@bmwor.org.nz

Runs and activities are organised in most centres each month (sometimes two or more). For details of advertised events, click HERE.

Activities and Organisation

BMWOR Board Members can be resident in any part of New Zealand.  Area Representatives are responsible for organising and coordinating runs, informal meetings and social occasions in their area.

Your local BMW dealer will be able to put you in touch with the Area Rep closest to you. Otherwise write to the Register at Post Box 109-245, Newmarket, Auckland 1149. Or email the Secretary at secretary@bmwor.org.nz

In addition there is the Annual AGM and National Rally held in January (alternating in the South and North Islands); the North Island RAG Rally is held on the last weekend in March;  and a South Island RAG Rally held in October.

Other events can be found by clicking HERE.

Newsletter

One of the benefits of membership is receiving our monthly newsletter electronically. It is noted for being informative and entertaining, which is largely due to the high quality of articles submitted by members.

The newsletter is also available as a physical copy.  Archived copies of our Newsletter (since 2012) are available on our Website, or you can click HERE.

Regalia

Clothing and badges with the Register insignia are available to members. Full details of available products is available by clicking HERE.

Insurance

An insurance scheme is available through the Register for members who are 30 years of age or over. Your local BMW dealer will be able to arrange for your membership, should you wish to join the Register for this reason.

Contact for AON Insurance:

Leonie Steedman
PO Box 23007             Hunters corner
Auckland 2155
09 278 6264
leonie.steedman@aon.com

Our Sponsors

Aon are proud supporters of the BMW Owner Register.

As New Zealand’s largest insurance broker, with access to the nation’s largest and most trusted insurers, Aon is in the best position to provide BMWOR members with an exclusive, market leading insurance cover designed specifically for all types of motorcycles.

For enquiries about Aon’s specialist BMWOR member’s cover, please contact Leonie Steedman, 0800 65 62 64 or via email on leonie.steedman@aon.com

BMWOR members can also get a discount from the InterIslander when booking return fares.  To access discounted rates, use the group reference code printed on the reverse of your membership card It is the one starting with FA).  Each reservation must be made direct with the InterIslander either;

  • Online HERE (enter your group booking code in the discount code box and click on “book now”); or
  • by phone on 0800 878-898.  Group Desk Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Every reservation will be given an expiry/payment date and is required to be paid in full by that date. Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request.  Please have your Membership Card with you as you may be asked to present it for inspection.

Click HERE to see a copy of the current agreement.

Show your BMWOR membership card at any Resene Paints Shop and you will  get up to 20% discount.

Member Discounts

Above is a list of discounts which are available to BMWOR members. If you know of other discount possibilities, then please advise the Board, by either of the following methods:

  1. An email to the Secretary – Click HERE
  2. Sending information to our Post Box Address shown below
The Secretary
BMWOR of NZ
Post Box 109 245
Newmarket
AUCKLAND 1149