Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Plenty for kids of all ages at Scale Models Expo in Wgtn

Plenty for kids of all ages at Scale Models Expo in Wellington

New Zealand’s best scale modellers flock to Wellington as the countries largest scale model show comes to Upper Hutt over the weekend of 5-6 April.

Event organiser Ewan Forbes says there will be lots for children of all ages to see and do at the expo.

“It’s not just about a static display, we want to ensure everyone can get involved in the great hobby that is scale modelling”, said Ewan.

“There will be hundreds of scale models of trucks, cars, planes and military equipment on display as well as one of the largest model railway layouts ever seen in public in New Zealand. This year to mark the centenary of the beginning of World War One there will be a special display of models from this tragic era.

“While the best modellers in the country vie for their share of the $5,000 of prizes on offer there will be plenty to keep everyone interested with another $5,000 of free model giveaways for children and building sessions over the weekend.

“We’ve been running the Expo in Wellington since 2001 and it has now attracted an international reputation. Sir Peter Jackson’s World War One model aircraft company Wingnut Wings will be in attendance and holding the world’s premiere of a secret new model. Lucky show attendees will be able to be the first people on the planet to see it and take one home” said Ewan Forbes.

WHAT: Scale Models Expo 2014 – Hundreds of scale model trucks, cars, planes and military equipment on display, huge model railway, giveaways for children and model making demonstrations.
WHERE: Upper Hutt Arts & Entertainment Centre 836 Fergusson Drive
WHEN: 5-6 April, 10am-4pm both days


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Worldly And Unworldly

"Being Magdalene" by Fleur Beale The situations shown in this youth novel are shocking, scary, and very moving as we experience Magdalene’s struggle to be a perfect girl as defined by the cruel and unreasonable leader of “The Children of the Faith”, as she moves reluctantly into young womanhood. More>>

Whistle Stop: Netball NZ To Implement New INF Rules

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) will implement the new Official Rules of Netball, as set down by the International Netball Federation (INF), from January 1, 2016. Key changes include the elimination of whistle following a goal, amendments to injury time and changes to setting a penalty. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Waiata Aroha

Vaughan Rapatahana on Chappy by Patricia Grace: With this eminently readable novel Patricia Grace returns to the full-length fiction stage after a hiatus of ten years. More>>

'Ithaca' At Q Theatre: Introducing NZ's World Class Cirque Troupe

NZ’s very own cirque troupe is set to become a household name with the premier of its adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey having secured a key season in Auckland. More>>

Music Awards: The Tuis Are Broody This Year

Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year’s 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>


Sport: Richie McCaw Retires From Rugby

Richie McCaw has today confirmed he is hanging up his boots and retiring from professional rugby. The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin 14 years ago, almost to the day, and ended in London last month when he hoisted the Webb Ellis Cup aloft for the second time. More>>


John McBeth: On Jonah Lomu

For many New Zealanders, the enormity of Jonah Lomu's reputation will have come as a surprise... His deeds were watched and enthused over by movie stars and musicians, politicians and superstars from other codes. He reached into the lives and homes of millions and mixed with famous people most New Zealanders would only have read about. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news