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Wellington Better Home & Living Show Flourishing

Wellington Better Home & Living Show Flourishing

The Wellington Better Home & Living Show is flourishing. For starters, its ‘Better Homes’ section’ has expanded, providing show visitors with more variety and ideas than ever. That, coupled with fantastic show-only bargains, never-seen-before products and the fact that it is the only home show in Wellington this autumn and winter, has organisers Jade Promotions, touting it as a must-see event for anyone planning to build or renovate.

Director, Daniel Joll says, “For three days from 2-4 May, over 180 eco-conscious exhibitors will gather at the Westpac Stadium to showcase the latest trends and innovations for the home. Wellingtonians can look forward to a show filled with variety and innovation. We are especially excited that our ‘Better Transport’ eco-section will feature New Zealand’s first plug-in hybrid electric SUV, freshly launched by Mitsubishi at what will be its inaugural public event.”

Kitchens, bathrooms, heating, solar energy, flooring, furniture, mini green houses, garden art and plants will be just some of the products and services on display throughout the Show’s five eco-sections. Gardening enthusiasts will also be treated to a sustainable landscape display garden by Weltec Landscape Construction students. Inspired by the ideal backyard, it will include a pizza oven, vertical gardens, a cave with imitation glow worms (created using fibre-optic lighting) and pavers that emit nocturnal wildlife sounds when they are walked on.

Visitors seeking inspiration for indoor projects should feast their eyes on the sustainable interior design feature, starring home furnishings from Corso de Fiori, partnered with Blanchetts Handmade Furniture. Verdant Design will also be showcasing its talent with a dining area decked in yellows, duck blues and greys, featuring natural paints and stains, teamed with organic fabrics.

An exciting new addition to the Show is the Wellington Floral Art Society’s ‘Designer of the Year’, which promises to attract entries from the region’s top floral designers, who will work to the theme, ‘Structured for Effect’.

Over the three days, industry experts will give free, comprehensive eco-seminars covering interior design, kitchens, bathrooms, solar energy, health and choosing colour. There will be shorter talks from exhibitors in the Better Bodies & Better Communities sections as well, including one by celebrity stylist, Angela Stone.

Show visitors also stand to win “The Newstalk ZB Healthy You” - a fantastic eco home and lifestyle package worth thousands of dollars. This comprises home insulation from Heatsavers, a heat pump from Cuttance Electrical, Northern Construction & Straight Flush Plumbing, a home ventilation system from HRV, plus a Cityfitness annual couples’ gym membership. To enter, visitors only need supply their contact details on arrival.

So for better living, a better way, visit the Better Home & Living Show!

Westpac Stadium, Waterloo Quay
2 - 4 May 2014
Fri & Sat 10-6, Sun 10 – 5
Adult $8, Senior Special (Fri) $5, Under 16 free


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