They rode to make noise about one of New Zealand’s darkest statistics – the tragically high youth suicide rate from which no community is immune.

The Riders Against Teen Suicide event set out from Turangawaewae Marae with the aim to speak loudly about a subject many cultures still see as taboo.

Among the hundreds of riders on the Waikato road are just as many stories of pain and loss.

Organised by the Tribal Nation Motorcycle Club, riders from all walks of life were welcome.

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