Our People:

Committee Members - Keeping DOCNZ cranking

Ange Richardson


Meet the girl that always dreamt of doing the perfect wheel stand, just like the show-off stranger wheely’ing up a storm in front of her all those years ago! Although her career as a stunt rider never eventuated, Ange’s passion for motorcycles did. 

Her enthusiasm for motorcycling and motorcycling people is immense! With a knack for uniting communities while having a good laugh, Ange loves nothing more than ride and sharing stories with old or new mates.

In her spare time, you’ll find Ange working on official DOCNZ business, dreaming up big ideas for the club, riding her treasured Panigale, or shoe shopping. “I am a girl after all!” she says.

Darryl Smith


Darryl was spurred on from a young age by his father. He was a life-long motorcycle enthusiast, and his passion soon became Darryl’s. Darryl’s love affair with Ducati began with a Monster 1000S, and he progressed through the sports bike models (848, 848EVO, 899) culminating in the 1299 Panigale complete with a full Akrapovič exhaust system… that sound! Looking for more comfort without compromising handling, he’s now moved on to the 1260 Pikes Peak Multistrada, which he tells us is one hell of a bike. 

Passionate about the Ducati brand, Darryl is committed to supporting DOCNZ and the Ducati family as VP, Turismo Mastermind, and Auckland’s Ride Director.

Nita Maaka


Nita’s addiction for all things motorbikes began at age 15. Her infatuation meant sampling everything from motocross and speedway solos, to bucket racing and sidecar swinging. If it had a connection to motorcycles, she’d give it a go.

Nita’s obsession for Ducati was born in 1997 with a 750SS bought from old man Haldane. Now on her 8th Ducati, Nita rides a 1299S Panigale. “The most photographed bike I’d ever owned,” she reckons!

When not on her 1299S, Nita loves to ride her husband’s Harley Dyna Low rider S. Her dirty little riding secret, she reckons it brings out the wild child in her – and we’d have to agree.

Zandra Nicholson


An avid motorcycle lover, Zandra has ridden motorcycles of all types and sizes since she was 10 years old. From ripping up the paddocks on the farm bike, to motocross racing, and even a spot of enduro racing! 

Six weeks as pillion around the length and breadth of New Zealand, and the roads of USA on the back of a Harley - Zandra eventually put on her big girl pants to get her first motorcycle while living in the Middle East. 

Zee's dream had always been the MONSTER. And that day finally came 2018, back in NZ she got her Ducati Monster 659 and joined the DOCNZ family. Since then, at every given opportunity Zee can be found riding the sweeping roads of NZ!

As DOCNZ Club Secretary, Zee keeps her process mapping, project managing finger on the pulse to keeping DOCNZ ticking for you!


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