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Trac­tors roll into town for last year’s CrankUp event.

The warmer weather is fi­nally upon us, and if you’re look­ing for a fun fam­ily day out for mum, dad and the kids, the an­nual Crank-Up event in Eden­dale is cer­tainly top of the list. The Eden­dale Vin­tage Ma­chin­ery Club’s an­nual Crank-Up event not only at­tracts vis­i­tors from across the re­gion, but also from around New Zealand and even over­seas.

It is an event that draws crowds from far and wide, cer­tainly, but it’s also a fan­tas­tic place in which to re­new old friend­ships, and maybe even start some afresh.

It is highly re­garded as a must-see event, and con­tin­ues to be so as it ap­proaches its 30th year. Cel­e­brat­ing all things vin­tage as well as ve­hi­cles and ma­chin­ery, the first Crank-Up was held in 1986 on a lo­cal farm.

It be­gan with a mod­est 25 trac­tors and other ma­chin­ery for pub­lic dis­play, and grew to be­come an an­nual event that pros­pers year af­ter year.

In the year of 1988 it grew so large it re­lo­cated to the Eden­dale Recre­ation Grounds. It re­mains at those same grounds to­day, how­ever it now in­cor­po­rates all avail­able space, as well as five ad­di­tional pad­docks of the ad­ja­cent Fon­terra Farm. The Eden­dale Vin­tage Ma­chin­ery Club wish to thank

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