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What Is Wishbone Relay?

Browse information around the long history of orthopaedic events & research supported by The Wishbone Foundation over the years at this link, but in a nutshell:
The Relay is a fresh & collaborative approach to awareness plus fund raising.
All funds raised by the Relay support the Wishbone Foundation.

Orthopaedic surgeons Perry Turner & Ian Galley have worked extensively with colleagues & NZOA to create a Wishbone Relay that offers twenty three trips/events ranging from adrenaline pumping challenges to family fun... there's something for every fitness & mobility level.

Please sign up for as many adventures as you can -  donate - become a sponsor 
- or just follow the Relay on our blog as it weaves its way from Bluff to Reinga.
Whatever you can manage, we're delighted to have you with us on this journey.

Perry sets off! Bluff to Queenstown January 2024

Where Are They?


Right now everyone is still hard at work in their respective hometowns, but in January 2024 Perry Turner will saddle up in Bluff & cycle up to Queenstown, where he'll join the group doing the ROUND THE MOUNTAINS leg.

Irene & their children will be joining him and all cycling together through the family friendly areas  - plus securing local treats along the way to fuel what is going to be an epic personal challenge over 3 months. 

Perry is keen to start the Relay from Te Waipounamu's most southern town. But it's not one of the official Relay trips,  so we won't be keeping tabs on him if he occasionally jumps in the support van for unsafe or monotonous areas!

Photo Credit to Tyler Nix/Unsplash

Soundbites From The Source


We'll be in regular contact with the trip participants as they start to weave their way around NZ  creating unforgettable memories, before passing the baton onto the next region.

If commitments (or perhaps mobility) means you are unable to physically join in with any of the twenty three trips - you can still keep connected and watch the Wishbone Relay progress up the motu via the regular participants photos & diaries that we'll post here.

Open day to empower Kiwi knowledge of orthopaedics



The Wishbone Foundation is a registered charitable trust that distributes annual grants supporting important local orthopaedic research.
New Zealanders of all ages rely on orthopaedic care & innovations that lead to best patient outcomes & quality of life.

You can help  by making a donation (any amount, any time)  click here.

Receipts are emailed automatically & personal donations over $5 are eligible for a tax rebate.
If you'd like to find out more about Wishbone Foundation first, please click here.

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Contact Us
We're keen to hear your feedback or answer any questions you may have.
Phone: +64 (04) 913 9891 

Perhaps you’d like to share your own (or a loved ones) orthopaedic experience?
Helping is what gets us out of bed - we’d love to hear your story.


Teambuilding, personal challenge or community give back - Relay sponsorship is a great opportunity for the orthopaedic industry & allied health partners to try a new approach...and have a lot of fun along the way.

For a copy of the sponsorship proposal, please email or call the NZOA Conference & Events Manager Nikki Wright:  +64 (0)27 280 1131