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Hamilton next as Camper Care NZ Motorhome and Caravan Show Christchurch kicks off new run of national shows

October 02, 2011
Hamilton next as Camper Care NZ Motorhome and Caravan Show Christchurch kicks off new run of national shows

The South Island Camper Care NZ Motorhome and Caravan Show in Christchurch came through with prizes, a major motorhome rally and a fresh take on bowls. Next in a new run of Classic Events camping shows is in North Island Hamiton from March2 to 4 at Claudelands, Hamilton.

Prizes included $150,000 towards a dream motorhome. A Free seminar series on a broad range of topics during the show.

Classic Events said the new CBS Arena offered about 3000 car parks as well as a large area to host a NZMCA rally.

We reviewed many options for our South Island show, but felt Christchurch offered the best opportunity, coupled with a new

upmarket venue, the population of the region and the drive locally and nationally to help Christchurch get back on its

feet, Lisa Rountree of Classic Events said.

Classic Events introduced some of the new initiatives launched at the Hamilton show to Christchurch adding another dimension to the event.

CBS Canterbury Arena is one of New Zealand's largest purpose-built indoor sports and entertainment venues, only 10 minutes from Christchurch central city. Built in 1998 the versatile venue has hosted many international sporting events, artists, exhibitions and gala dinners.

The NZMCA national body once again organised a national rally to coincide with the expo.

www.nzmca.org.nz

On the subject of touring New Zealand in comfort in all-seasons Christchurch exhibitors put up some good options. GoSeeNewZealand includes some impressions through the lens of our cameras.

Iconic Motorhomes covered the whole range of needs for travellers in all seasons.

There are three luxury camper van class levels which meet the needs of the nervous first time motorhomer through to the highly experienced traveller.

The Iconic approach to extending service into highly practical areas includes many all-weather features to provide comfortable touring all year. This means there is no restriction on when to see New Zealand. Off peak camping, with the cost benefits which come with that approach is on the agenda. The Bolero camper van is eye-catching, automatic, easy to handle and luxury equipped for two.

The Voyager motorhome handles four and is popular with families or couples who enjoy the convenience of a permanent dining area. The Kontiki is the rock star ride for four with leather clad interior.

The 2010/11 automatic smooths out the travelling. The distinctive body shell sits on an AL-KO super-low line chassis, which ensures superior ride, comfort and road handling with its wider track and low centre of gravity.

http://www.iconicmotorhomes.com/home

NZMCA mark of Responsible Camping Christchurch Show 155
NZMCA mark of Responsible Camping Christchurch Show 155

Leisure Line Caravans presented a balanced range of Kiwi designed and built products. They got strong interest particularly as they deal with providing caravans which handle New Zealand conditions. They also cope with a reasonable amount of rugged going. They are not intended to handle serious off-road use but they will cope with some rugged handling and bounce back.

www.leisureline.co.nz

Oz tent continues to provide tents which jump to the job with a minium of effort, both going up and coming down. This keep it easy and simple attitude to camping extends to a range of tent pegs which will hold their ground in a range of camping situations, including sand.

www.oztent.com

OzPig NZ kept the camp fire bright in the outdoor area at Christchurch. OzPig is a travel pal of GoSeeNewZealand and our sister site GoSeeAustralia. Whole chicken roasts are just one of our camping pleasures with the 'Pig'.

www.ozpig.com.au

Family bunks  Leisureline caravans Christchurch Motorhome and Caravan Show 132
Family bunks Leisureline caravans Christchurch Motorhome and Caravan Show 132
Auckland Motorhomes Christchurch 111
Auckland Motorhomes Christchurch 111
Automatic satellite connection  Christchurch Show. P1000422
Automatic satellite connection Christchurch Show. P1000422
Camper Care Seminars get interest at Christchurch Motorhome and caravan Show P1000434
Camper Care Seminars get interest at Christchurch Motorhome and caravan Show P1000434
Fifth-wheeler Christchurch  Motorhome and Caravan Show 137
Fifth-wheeler Christchurch Motorhome and Caravan Show 137
Jayco Sterling is a double slide-out caravan Christchurch Motorhome and Caravan Show 139
Jayco Sterling is a double slide-out caravan Christchurch Motorhome and Caravan Show 139
Satellite connection with solar power Christchurch Motorhome and Caravan Show .P1000423
Satellite connection with solar power Christchurch Motorhome and Caravan Show .P1000423
Sold 3dogcamping -Christchurch Motorhome and Caravan Show Show 152
Sold 3dogcamping -Christchurch Motorhome and Caravan Show Show 152
Traillite talks motorhomes Christchurch Show 122
Traillite talks motorhomes Christchurch Show 122
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