Round The Bays Community Event: Truck And Van Hire In Action

07 April 2024

When it comes to community events, Handy Rentals loves getting in on the action. We recently had the chance to support the Southern Cross Round the Bays in February. It was fantastic to watch the city buzz with a real community spirit. Thanks to the Round the Bays organisers for letting us take part. Our sponsorship meant we could deliver the trucks and vans you needed to help out on the day! 

Hear how Handy Rentals got involved, and our commitment to helping businesses get where they need to go.

Southern Cross Round The Bays

The event has been a beloved part of the Wellington fun run scene since 1976. People of all ages take part in the half marathon, run/walk, buggy and family walks. It’s an exciting way to bring everyone together for a fun, family-friendly day out!.

There was sunshine, a little cloud and the usual Wellington wind as people got their runners on and took their place at the starting line. Kicking off at Waitangi Park, the course tracked around the scenic bays of Wellington Harbour before finishing up at Kilbirnie Park. 

This year over 10,000 people ran, walked and even danced around the capital’s coast. Congratulations to all the finishers!

Participants running in Round The Bays Community Event

For 23 years, the event has been organised by Nuku Ora, an organisation known for their mission to transform the wellbeing of the community through physical activity. 

A highlight of the day is that it brings together organisers, volunteers, and the wider community who, like us, value the importance of staying healthy and active. A portion of the cost of registration goes toward three charity partners; the Cancer Society, Pause Breathe Smile, and Achilles New Zealand, and helps raise awareness for local causes that need support. 


Handy Rentals Sponsorship

Handy’s trucks and vans were on the move to help volunteers deliver goods to the participants. Vehicles on the day were used to set up event signage, banners, tents and anything else the organisers needed to transport for the event. Our truck and vans were also used to transport the runner’s baggage to the finish line.

We were pleased we got to play a role in this year’s Round the Bays. Huge thanks to the volunteers and organisers who made the day a reality.

Organisers and volunteers standing with a Handy Rentals truck

If you’re interested in getting involved, we highly recommend taking part in the 2025 Round the Bays. Registrations open later in the year, so there’s plenty of time to plan. It’s a great community event for everyone!


Community Focused Innovative Rental Solutions

We’re proud to give our support and sponsorship to an event that aligns with our values.

Community is a huge focus at Handy Rentals, and with eight separately owned and operated locations across New Zealand, we are able to provide individualised service from local people who genuinely care. It’s this commitment to our community that has shaped the way we do business – delivering good value for money with a reliable service. 


Helping Businesses Get Where They Need To Go

Since Handy began renting utes from Shell service stations in 1989, we’ve evolved to offer specialised truck and van hire for businesses. Our aim is to be the one-stop shop for hiring and leasing commercial vehicles. We want to fill the gap of excess fleet requirements by providing easy logistics management for excess freight, and help during new contracts or big jobs.

We like to think our long history in the business is a testament to our commitment to finding the best quality vehicle rentals to suit the unique needs of our customers. It’s not just about helping businesses rent a reliable vehicle – it’s about ensuring you have a smooth, stress-free experience. 

Want to know how we can help your business stay moving with truck and van hire? Get in touch with our friendly team. 


Commercial Truck and Van Hire

Meeting those important deadlines and keeping your business moving is everything. So whether you need a small van or a large truck for your task, we have reliable vehicles that can be driven on a standard car licence.

With Handy Rentals commercial vehicles, you’ll enjoy:

  • Modern Fleets
  • Bluetooth Stereos
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • After hours drop off
  • Convenient locations
  • Quick and easy pickups
  • Free 24/7 breakdown service
  • Standard insurance
  • FREE KMS – All commercial vehicles come with at least 50 free KMs per day

Commercial trucks and vans available for hire

Handy Business Accounts

We’ve been helping local businesses get what they need to keep moving. If your business has frequent or long term transportation requirements, a Handy Business Account might be what you need. As a business account holder, you’ll get exclusive rates, so it’s a great way to save money. Plus, you’ll always have the right vehicle for the job, whenever you need it which maximises efficiency.

We help small to medium businesses with:

  • Short term truck and van hire
  • Long term truck and van hire
  • Leasing options
  • Special rates
  • Dedicated account manager
  • Friendly staff ready to help

If you’re not sure what kind of vehicle you need, we’re here to help you with that too. All our business accounts come with a dedicated account manager to offer help and support when you need it.

Our Vehicles: Truck and Van Hire

Vehicles come in varying layouts and sizes. Trucks range in size from small to XL, and our van fleet starts from size small to large. All vehicles have Bluetooth speakers, reversing cameras, automatic transmission, air con and the option to add tail lifts. They’re a comfortable ride! Find out more about our truck and van hire here. 


Handy Rentals are Here to Help Your Business

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