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    Governor-General GecKo's Avatar
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    Christchurch Exclusive Membership Membership is Open

    Becoming an Exclusive Member has a number of benefits, you get an sticker, a credit card style membership card, all of your limits on the forum are increased (More storage space for PMs, photos, albums, etc) and more options are available to you (profile customisation, custom user title) and from NIMM '10 onwards, discounts on our track days.

    We're constantly monitoring our Exclusive Members usage and will be looking at other forum improvements as time goes on. We're also in the middle of a couple of exciting discussions regarding benefits for Exclusive Members and will endeavour to continue to find ways to add value to the Exclusive Membership.


    Yes. PayPal. All membership payments are handled through our PayPal gateway and unless you have a PayPal account that you've loaded up with funds already, most of the time this will involve having access to either a Credit Card or a Debit Card. We realise that this may put off some users however I can not stress enough that provided you have up to date virus protection and are using your home PC, you have substantially less chance getting ripped off using PayPal than you would getting mugged in the street. For more information on PayPal for the paranoid, you can have a look here.

    But why? Bank transfers were easy enough.

    Well no, they weren't really. This way your membership is activated INSTANTLY. The second your payment is confirmed, your forum user account is moved into the Exclusive Members group and you have all of the upgrades and access to our Exclusive Members only forum. From the behind the scenes it is massively streamlined as well. The only manual work required is checking email, printing a card, sticking everything in a tube and updating the PayPal purchase with a Track & Trace number. The whole process will take 5 minutes tops compared to the 20+ per person previously.

    I don't care, where do I sign?

    Cool. Follow your nose:

    1. Update your Full Name and Courier safe Postal Address in your User CP, make sure your email address is valid, and read our Terms of Service.
      You will be asked again in the purchase for your details by PayPal. Please make sure that your details are correct there too. Also, please make sure that your Postal Address includes your Post Code, and is in the format supported by NZPost. If you don't know what either of these is, use this tool: Address and Postcode Finder

    2. Go to your User CP and click on Paid Subscriptions at the very bottom.
      Currently we're limiting to 2 stickers per application. Once the initial rush is over we will review our stocks and adjust accordingly.

    3. Select the Membership Package that you require.
      The information on each membership package is available on that screen. If you have any questions on the packages, post in the Membership Discussion Thread below before purchasing.

    4. Login to PayPal, or create a new PayPal account and make payment.
      This is very important. The details on your PayPal account are the ones your membership card is created from. If you're using someone elses account, you must email as soon as you've paid to let them know what details you actually want to use. Likewise, make sure you correctly format your entry. Your name isn't bob jones, it's Bob Jones. If you sign up with lower case, you'll get lower case!

    5. Everything going to plan, your membership will be active, and your membership pack (If required) will be sent in 10 - 15 working days.
      Track and trace information will be updated on your PayPal order and emailed to you. If you have any concerns about the package delivery, email

    Things to note:

    • Renewals are handled in the same manner as new subscriptions, so follow the instructions above.
    • Exclusive Membership does not make you immune to infractions or being banned. You still have to follow the Eleven Commandments of the New Zealand Honda Club like everyone else. No refund will be offered if your membership or account is terminated.
    • Newly registered users will have to wait until they have been registered for long enough or have had enough posts authorised to be put into the "Trusted Registered Users" group before they can apply for membership.

    If you want to discuss this, please do so in this thread:

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    Team NZH: Committee nykon's Avatar
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    Re: Exclusive Membership

    If you are for some reason feeling uncomfortable with using Paypal even after GecKo's brilliantly comforting advice, or simply do not meet the criteria for a regular credit card, you can consider getting a debit card. I highly recommend the Loaded VISA card, available at any NZ Post Office.

    loaded - instore, online, overseas

    Unlike a regular debit card which you may obtain from your bank, the Loaded card is not linked to any bank account. You may charge it with as much credit as you wish (either via Internet Banking or at a Post Office), which also acts as a safety measure in the extremely rare case of having your details compromised, as the thief can only use the credit currently on it.
    CL9 | EF9
    'there is no patch for stupidity.'

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    Team NZH: Order of Merit Horny_Devil's Avatar
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    Re: Exclusive Membership

    Please read this thread on membership

    Exclusive Membership is Now Open again
    Quote Originally Posted by permaisuri View Post
    ooh yeah, i read it differently.... sorry, im asian with 4 eyes... shouldve read better....

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