NZMCA EBOP Area chairperson Dave Rosser presenting donation of $500 to Blue Light Kawerau. Left to right, George Westerman, Dave Rosser and Niki Nuku. Also a donation of $200 to Kawerau Judo Club. This money was raised from the parking of Certified Self Contained motorhomes at Woodfest Kawerau. This was under the Motorhome Friendly Towns event parking programme. Over the weekend 84 vans parked up.
About 30 Gisborne enthusiasts spent more than two-and-a-half years restoring the first motor caravan to have been registered with the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association. The converted 1928 Reo Speedwagon was unveiled yesterday morning at the association’s 63rd rally at the Showgrounds. Brian Hall tells the Weekender about the Reo’s journey from Gisborne district country bus to motorhome.
When you’re heading out of Christchurch south along SH1 don’t pass through Ashburton, turn right at the entrance to town, head along Racecourse Road and when you see a sign for Trott’s Garden turn left. Drive down an avenue of towering trees and you’ll find yourself in a horticultural wonderland, a place where you can wander at will and explore a series of superb gardens.
A very successful start to the NZMCA taking part in the North Canterbury Wine Festival. 21 vans staying three nights and the numbers peaked at 30 on the day of the festival. The weather was superb over the whole weekend especially Sunday being the festival day. Wine maker Scott Berry from Waipara Downs to come and talk with our group on Saturday late afternoon.
Plenty to do on SH2
As a cultural icon, Tui Brewery takes its corporate responsibility seriously, ensuring that it gave something back to a community that has been enjoying its product for generations. Two favourite Kiwi things- freedom camping and the great New Zealand outdoors have benefited from this. The Tui Brewery has opened up two Park Over Property sites- #4930 and #4929 on the Travel Directory for overnight parking for self-contained vehicles and TD site #4930 is on the grounds of the historic brewery and tower itself in Mangatainoka.