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Whitianga to host a Home & Trade Show

Media Release 29 August 2014

Whitianga to host a Home & Trade Show

Following on from last year’s successful Home & Trade Show the town is now gearing up to host their second Mercury Bay Home & Trade Show. To be held at the Whitianga Town Hall on the Saturday of Labour Weekend 2014 and there’ll be a fabulous prize package being given away to one lucky attendee.

The event is being co-ordinated and run by the Mercury Bay Business Association and is supported by TCDC. Labour Weekend is always a big weekend for many non-resident home owners returning to their properties for the first time post winter – to get their homes ready for summer. There will be up to 26 manned exhibition stands and this year two Trade Walls displaying home owner products and services. Co-ordinator Rachael Lee says “local businesses jumped at the opportunity to exhibit last year and we expect the stands to fill just as quickly this year. So a call out to businesses who would like to exhibit – get in touch with us quick!” The Show aim is to get at least 1,000 people through the doors.

MBBA recognise that with Mercury Bay having a 64% non-resident population, the Show is aimed at providing property owners the opportunity to get up close and personal with local trade, retail and service providers. Just as important is our resident community supporting our local businesses when thinking about updating or renovating their homes. “We’ll be keeping our community up to date and will be running a competition on Facebook to win a BBQ! So keep an eye on our website www.whitianga.co.nz or LIKE our Facebook Page Mercury Bay Home & Trade Show” advises Rachael.

“It is important to showcase our businesses so that all property owners know about the vast range of products and services available on their doorstep. They don’t need to bring it with them from Auckland or Hamilton and they certainly don’t need to shop online. We hope this Show can provide growth to our businesses along with introducing more money into our community” says MBBA Secretary Helena Stratford.

Mercury Bay is home to a myriad of businesses who provide home products and services such as electricians, plumbers and gas fitters, builders, fencers, garden & landscapers, kitchen, bathroom designers, along with retailers specialising in providing home furnishings & flooring and specialist services like architects, property management services and insurance providers. Thames Coromandel District Council staff will also be present at the Show to assist with any property related queries.

The Show is a non-profit free entry event with Mercury Bay Community Patrol welcoming attendees to the Show and collecting donations on the day.

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