New Zealand‘s biggest mobile classroom on show at Warriors game

1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 1, 2017

Photo: Artwork on the side of the cab

Mount Smart Stadium played host to the country’s biggest mobile classroom last weekend, an initiative partnered by the Tu Kaha Foundation and the Vodafone Warriors.

The 2010 Mack Super Liner and customised trailer branded in Vodafone Warriors colours and logos stretches to about 23 metres long when it’s opened up to create the entrance to a classroom inside. The sides also fold down to provide plenty of floor space for a teaching area with a big screen.

The Tu Kaha Foundation commissioned the state-of-the-art mobile classroom with the intention of taking its Tu Kaha values programme to decile one schools around the country, with a specific focus on rural areas. The Tu Kaha programme aims to help year five-to-nine children to make the best decisions possible in life by focusing on a solid value base delivered through a curriculum enhanced by the endorsement of Vodafone Warriors players and management.

The 600hp Mack Superliner powered by a Cummins engine with 18-speed Eaton Fuller Transmission was imported from Australia. Alro Truck Centre painted the truck, and Mills Tui built the trailer. It has a Palfinger lift at the rear of the trailer for wheelchair access, and a King Bars bull bar with a Vodafone Warriors logo etched on each side.

Photo: Halftime at the Vodafone Warriors game