The Bay of Plenty Home Show is proud to launch its 10th anniversary show on October 18-20 at Trustpower Arena Baypark.
Previously named the Spring Home Show, the exhibition has been rebranded to reflect its reach throughout the wider Bay of Plenty community and to recognise the show’s regional significance.
“It’s been an exciting transition to becoming the Bay of Plenty Home Show,” says Dana McCurdy, managing director at Bay Events which organises the show.
“This is the sister show to our iconic Tauranga Home Show and now the two are more strongly aligned.”
The show has evolved over the last decade to become the huge exhibition we see today.
“My mother and father created these shows because they believed in the potential this city offered, and wanted to support regional business progress,” says Dana.
“The longevity and growth we’ve experienced is a testament to them and the local people who have supported us along the way.”
Bay Events was established in 1995 by Raewyn and Graeme Martin and since then has put on more than 60 trade events.
Their daughter Dana joined them in 2011 and their son Richard recently joined the team as well, creating a truly family business.
“Being locally owned and operated means we adapt our shows to the needs of our region in a way that many other shows around the country can’t,” says Dana.
“We live in the community we cater to and we’re proud to present a bespoke show to suit our audience – something very unique in the New Zealand home show industry.”
Being local also means that Bay Events supports community organisations Waipuna Hospice and Otumoetai Lions and have worked together with local business BespOak Kitchens & Furniture to create the Live Cooking Theatre.
“We’re thrilled to work in with Chris and the team from BespOak,” says Dana. “They’ve built a fully functional display kitchen specifically for live cooking sessions while showcasing their beautiful kitchen design.”
The special guests who will be cooking in the BespOak Live Cooking Theatre are local community organisation Good Neighbour on Friday and Saturday and beloved Kiwi cooking personality Annabel Langbein on Saturday and Sunday.
“It’s been a long time since Annabel has been to the Bay and we’re excited to bring her here,” says Dana.
“Annabel will be selling and signing cookbooks after each talk and demonstration, with some on sale at fantastic prices.
“These make a fantastic keepsake or gift, just in time for Christmas too!”
The Bay of Plenty Home Show is giving away an EziRider Cruiser electric bike from EziRider worth $1595 and a Compact Round trampoline from Springfree Trampolines worth $1219, including delivery, to show attendees.
“It’s going to be a huge weekend,” says Dana, “and we look forward to welcoming our visitors to a vibrant and inspirational show!”
The Bay of Plenty Home Show will be at Trustpower Arena Baypark from October 18-20. For more information, visit: www.bayofplentyhomeshow.co.nz