It's here! New Zealand’s favourite boat show starts this Thursday! The 2011 Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, at the ASB
Showgrounds Greenlane Auckland, starts Thursday (May 12) and runs
through to Sunday (May 15). Gates are open from 10am until 6pm and there is
one late night: Friday, May 13, when the show stays open until 9pm.
Last chance to pre-purchase and save
If you’re planning to come to this year’s Hutchwilco New
Zealand Boat Show and would like to avoid the queues – and save money
– pre-purchase your tickets on line today.
Pre-purchased adult tickets are just $16 (instead of $18 at the gate)
but there is a catch: they are only available until 5pm this Wednesday, May
here to buy
Plenty for the kids, & they get in free!
There’s plenty for the young ones to see and do at this
year’s show. They can go fishing in the Discover Boating Centre,
enter the colouring competition (download it here), have a go at
model yacht racing and try a sailing simulator. They can also play the
Great Brain Drain, have a go at packing up a real America’s Cup
spinnaker, use the surf rescue simulator and try windsurfing or paddle
They can even bring their togs and
get a free swimming lesson in the new heated pool!
There is a full programme of events, designed to appeal to the whole
family, in both the Discover Boating Centre and the new Youthtown Aqua Fun
Zone. Check them out here
There’s lots to interest adults, too:
There is plenty to appeal to us slightly older folk, too. Discover
Boating Centre MC’s Bruce Duncan. Adam Clancey and Pio Tere will
share their favourite fishing spots and show how to catch, fillet and cook
our most popular fish. Bob McDavitt will explain what that marine weather
forecast really means and there will even be special guest appearances by
sailing adventurer Tony Mowbray, sharing his Sydney-Hobart experience.
Win a heli-fishing trip with Hauraki
It’s got to be the ultimate fishing
experience and it could be yours for free! Radio Hauraki, the long-time
sponsor of our popular Hauraki Fishing Hall, is giving away a Heletranz
heli-fishing trip. Simply visit the Radio Hauraki stand (in the
Hauraki Fishing Hall, of course), fill in the entry form and you are in the
draw to win a trip for you and two mates. Of course, there is a catch but
it’s not a bad one: you’ll be “escorted” by
Hauraki breakfast host and mad-keen fisher, Nick Trott.
Loads of other prizes, too
There’s so much to win at this year’s Hutchwilco New Zealand
Boat Show, it sometimes seems like everyone will be going home with a
prize! As well as the main gate prize: the very cool Extreme/Yamaha Family
Fishing Boat Package and the four daily $3000 Viking Kayak Packages (and
the heli-fishning trip), there’s also a $3000 Cressi dive package, a
trip to Rotorua to go trout fishing, charter trips on Auckland boat
Wavedancer and so much more.
For all the details, visit our website or check out the Official Show
Guide in next Tuesday’s copy of the New Zealand Herald.
Tell us what you think & win a flight over the Gulf!
We want to know what you think
about the show. What you liked, what you didn’t, what we can do to
make the experience even better for you and your family next year.
Please help us by visiting the easy-to-use TouchPoll screens in the Gate
Prize Entry area in Hall 5 (where you enter to win the Extreme/Yamaha
Family Fishing Boat Package and the four daily $3000 Viking Kayak
Our survey takes just a few minutes and every one that is completed goes
in the draw for a flight over the Hauraki Gulf in the Telecom “Catch
Fish Not Cables” patrol plane.
Watch our TV ad.
If you missed our TV ad or would simply like to see it again, click
here to see it on our site!
And finally, this is the way to go fishing, seriously…click
here to have a look on Youtube!