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New Zealand Motorhome & Caravan Expo shows camping innovation as industry builds on united stance in Hamilton

March 26, 2010
New Zealand Motorhome & Caravan Expo shows camping innovation as industry builds on united stance in Hamilton

With a completely new layout the 5th New Zealand Motorhome & Caravan Expo pushed attendance up every day of the expo.

In fantastic weather for most of the weekend there were good sales of some of the big ticket items and generally most exhibitors seemed happy.

GoSee spotted a string of new products which included:

Gecko Fibreglass -22 years of boat building experience works well in motor homes with new designs and mouldings constantly being developed.

The criteria is similar in both boats and motor homes when using GRP glass reinforced plastic which keeps it light but strong, better fuel economy and performance.

The gelcoat surface (the colour of the fibreglass) is hard wearing and has good impact resistance and cleans easily.

All the products are built in moulds which means less joins, rounded edges and allows unique patterns in the mouldings.

Bessemer Cookware- Bessemer Cookware products have been available since the early 1960's.

Both the Sales and Manufacturing arms of the business have been combined since 1982. Tri-Tanium coating is exclusive to Bessemer.

The Tri-Tanium Plus offers increased scratch resistance, excellent stain resistance and high retention of non-stick properties.

Tri-Tanium Plus utilises fusion technology to combine the hard basecoat with the dense non-stick intermediate and top coatings to provide an excellent, long wearing, non-stick coating system.

Saucepans, Deep Frypans and a variety of Casserole options from 2.1 to 11 litres are included in the Bessemer range of products.

Cover Systems Ltd- Cover Systems Ltd - Cover Systems specialises in protecting assets , Motorhome and Caravan covers are their speciality

RV covers are made out of non abrasive material and are fully waterproof . The are a huge range of sizes available to fit all popular vehicles and sizes.

Protecting your RV this winter is essential increasing resale value and saving time on cleaning and maintenance.

Cover Systems can provide theright size cover for your vehicle, and they deliver nationwide.

Satlink NZ- Has the latest range of satellite receivers with the emphasis on RV, caravans amd marine applications.

Satlink is the sole New Zealand agent for the Telesat mobile caravan and marine automated satellite motorised satellite finder dish with auto positioning.

They also handle the Satlink 2800 Satellite Receiver pretuned for freeview channels. It has a built in satmeter and tone which aids easy dish setups.

OZ Tent - has a new three seconds to set-up tent it folds up like a wire framed Frisbee. To pitch it just throw it out and it is up, put in four pegs and all done.

The 5th New Zealand Motorhome Caravan Expo had more exhibitors showcasing new product innovations, more space and more to see, Expo CEO Norm Evans said today.

The New Zealand National Motorhome and Caravan Expo in North Island, Hamilton from March 11 to 14 is the premier event for the Motorhome Caravan industry.

The annual expo is an opportunity for industry to showcase the latest innovative products, Norm Evans said.

The Motorhome Caravan industry has come of age and now has recognised that a united front will achieve and breed success in the whole motorhome and caravan Industry, he said.

Endorsed by the New Zealand Motorhome Caravan Association the New Zealand National Motorhome and Caravan Expo has become a mecca for North Island enthusiasts and industry, Norm Evans said.

The NZMCA motorhome and caravan rally is linked to the expo with many members staying on the grounds over the weekend of the show.

This rally is an established success with the NZMCA organising entertainment for the rally attendees. More than 600 motorhome and caravan club members attended the rally this year.

Leisureline Caravans were in hot demand
Leisureline Caravans were in hot demand

New Zealand National Motorhome Caravan Expo is an opportunity for businesses with or without a shop front to have substantial impact in promoting their products at a venue with an audience of camping converts, Norm Evans said.

Visitors to the GoSeeNewZealand stand at the expo got anopportunity to join the free GoSee TravelSmart Club which gave them a chance to win a unique New Zealand touring experience package.

The prize on offer from March is-

Two nights accommodation at Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park

Two hour fishing tuition with The Trout Man

Tickets to Waimangu Thermal Valley self-guided walk

WaiRua Rotorua Experience which includes a guided trip to Mokoia Island to experience the knowledge and warmth of the Maori people of Te Arawa, Transport to Hells Gate Wai Ora Spa, Hangi Lunch, Walk through Hells Gate Thermal Reserve, Private mud bath and spa.

Tickets to Mitai Cultural Experience.

The GoSee TravelSmart Club members prize package has been put together with the help of our generous GoSee advertisers.

Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experience ( and Hells Gate (

The sacred island of the Te Arawa people Mokoia Island, is in the heart of Lake Rotorua and steeped in cultural history.

It is an iconic Rotorua landmark dating back to 1350 AD. Mokoia Island Wai Ora Experiences offers a series of unique visitor experiences on Mokoia Island. The legend of lovers Hinemoa and Tutanekai is celebrated in Rotorua city where the City Focus intersection commemorates one of New Zealand's greatest love stories.

Hells Gate is a hot time with steaming bubbling thermal activities, mud pools and hot springs spiced with Maori culture.

There is now an interactive area which introduces visitors to whakairo (wood carving) trained artists guide visitors from 10 am to 5pm daily. Weaving with flax, and tattoo (moko) face painting using water-based ink add depth to touring the Thermal Park, mud bath and spa.

On the 50 acres of Hells Gate Geothermal Park steaming fumaroles and hot pools of boiling mud so are violent they are unnerving.

Accommodation for two nights in a park motel at Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park plus 2 hr Trout Fishing Tuition and Charter with The Trout Man

Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park is on the famous Waiteti Trout Fishing Stream; this unique Rotorua Holiday Park is set in two acres of mature trees and gardens and offers a peaceful setting for holidays.

Double tickets to Mitai Maori Village Cultural Experience Mitai is an authentic introduction to Maori culture.

Double pass to Waimangu Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking Tour

Waimangu Volcanic Valley is the only hydro thermal system in the world wholly created within written history, and is the direct result of a volcanic eruption - the Tarawera eruption of June 10 1886. It is the world's newest geothermal system.

Free GoSee TravelSmart membership has many practical benefits. Now a new touring aid has been added. It is a spread-sheet fuel calculator.

As a registered member of the free GoSee TravelSmart Club members have access to additional features they include information and prizes.

Editor's Note: The GoSee TravelSmart prizes are not redeemable during peak periods and accommodation is subject to availability. To be eligible for the monthly draws new TravelSmart members must supply their full contact details.

Hema Maps had an inviting stand
Hema Maps had an inviting stand

GoSee New Zealand is a free to users caravanning and camping website. It provides Trip planning and easy access to touring information about all New Zealands Holiday Parks, destinations and attractions.

The New Zealand National Motorhome and Caravan Expo from March 11 to 14 was the first event to be held in the revamped Claudelands Events Centre.

The $68.4 million revamp of the Claudelands Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hamilton, New Zealand, has been designed to produce a unique one-site, multi-zoned facility with strong connectivity close to Hamilton's CBD.

It includes a 5000-capacity multipurpose indoor arena, 1500-capacity conference centre and upgraded exhibition facilities.

We have interests from various regions and government departments throughout New Zealand who want to show the best they have to offer in their region, Norm Evans said.

As always the motor caravan industry came up with new innovations to showcase at the 2010 Expo.

Cover Systems Ltd has covers for all your RV requirements
Cover Systems Ltd has covers for all your RV requirements
Tracey & Sue at All Seasons & Miranda Holiday Parks site
Tracey Sue at All Seasons Miranda Holiday Parks site
Gecko Fibreglass
Gecko Fibreglass
Kevin & Joy Bessemer Cookware
Kevin Joy Bessemer Cookware
Test driving the Oz Chair
Test driving the Oz Chair
Tracey & Sue at All Seasons & Miranda Holiday Parks site
Tracey Sue at All Seasons Miranda Holiday Parks site
Oz Tent new 3 second tent
Oz Tent new 3 second tent