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Home & Garden Show Fuelled by Buoyant Housing Market

Home & Garden Show Fuelled by Buoyant Housing Market

The Marlborough residential housing market continues to climb according to the latest figures from Quotable Value. From May 2016 to May this year, the price of the average house increased by over 15%.

Organiser of the Marlborough Home & Garden Show, Josh Shanley, believes that this will reflect positively on the local event, which opens Friday 7 July at the Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000.

“As we have seen at our shows around the country so far this year, these capital gains give home owners the confidence to spend money on updating their homes, including building, renovating or landscaping. We expect to see the same at the Marlborough Home & Garden Show”, Mr. Shanley said.

Over 110 industry professionals will gather for the three day event, which will shine the spotlight on a host of new exhibitors.

“We’re excited to welcome so many new businesses to the show this year. There will be a good cross-section of first-time exhibitors, including those specialising in kitchen appliances, different building systems and outdoor fireplaces, right through to renovators, solar experts and window treatments.” Mr. Shanley said.

Visitors will be treated to previews of what’s new in gardening, kitchens, heating, building and renovating, solar solutions, hot tubs and much more.

“We will also have a host of industry professionals discussing high-interest topics over the three days, so visitors will have the chance to quiz them about their next home improvement projects. Topics will include kitchens, renovation, building, interior design, solar power and choosing colour. We really encourage people to bring along their plans, photos and ideas and to make the most of all the on-site expertise.”, Mr. Shanley said.

One lucky visitor will walk away with the show prize. This comprises a $3,125 kitset outdoor fireplace and seating in a schist style from Morepork Fireplaces, plus HomeTech Solatubing and installation worth $3,000. The Solatubing is transferable to family or friends within the Marlborough/Nelson licensee area. There will also be a $250 Resene voucher which can be spent on paint, wallpaper or curtains. Show-goers need only enter their details at the show entrance for the chance to win.

A food, art and New Zealand-made aisle will give visitors the chance to indulge in possum-fur throws, cushions, clothing and footwear; hand-crafted sausages and cured meats; essential oils; wood-turned kauri and other native timbers; alpaca and merino clothing; fudge; infused oils and much more. The Resene Paint-a-Pot for kids and Paint-a-Home for adults will provide family fun and entertainment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Saturday and Sunday.

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Marlborough Home & Garden Show
7-9 July 2017
Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000, Kinross Street, Blenheim
Fri & Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 10am–4pm
Adults: $5, ½ price Fri for Seniors, under 16s Free

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