Motor-homers flock into Woodville
Members of the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association met in Woodville for a Lower North Island Rally at Woodville Race Course over Labour Weekend.
Dubbed the Friendly Rally it was the second time the organisation had visited the Woodville Race Course which the members enjoyed last year.
Over 140 vans sprawled over the carpark and land around the public grandstand, using its facilities as a base.
The weekend is highly organised with activities on Saturday and Sunday, day and night.
Saturday morning was loosely set as time to visit the town and 77 took the opportunity to visit a gathering of vintage house trucks down at Ferry Reserve.
Saturday afternoon was set aside for the Takapau Games a trophy — a set of games requiring odd skills creating much hilarity.
Lance Naysmith provided his music of the 50s and 60s for a dance on Saturday night.
Sunday morning resulted in an influx of people to the monthly market in Woodville and the motor-homers ran their own market on Sunday afternoon. The day finished with some inter-active fun for the Hunt Cup in the evening.
Convener of the rally, Wendy Taylor, said the facilities at Woodville’s Race Course were ideal but next year it will be another region’s turn to host.
Woodville has benefited, with local business being used for consumables and the Vogel Street marketeers doing a roaring trade.
A sea of motorhomes — only a small sample of those assembled at Woodville Racecourse during Labour Weekend.
Visitors from Hawke’s Bay and Manawatu enjoy the sun and company.
A craft market gave motor-homers a chance to sell their wares.