Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


BP Ultimate Big Boys Toys Has Something For All

BP Ultimate Big Boys Toys Has Something For Everyone!

>From fishing boats, robots and jet-skis to mountain bikes, mini-choppers and golf simulators, BP Ultimate Big Boys Toys 2005 has it all. "The Showgrounds are absolutely jam-packed with exhibits this year," says the event's marketing manager, Rob Eliott. "After nine years, Big Boys Toys is truly a juggernaut of a show!"

The Woosh Wireless Best of Kiwi Pavilion hosts some kiwi firsts such as the Flyte, a prototype outrigger fishing kayak; the Anaconda, a 1:6 scale model of rugged amphibious craft; and the PSV Sports Car, a 1:6 scale model of a hybrid two-door car! There's the Durt Thumper, too - a prototype man-powered off-road dirt-board!

Along with the Zego double-hulled watercraft, there's a range of top-notch marine exhibits at BP Ultimate Big Boys Toys this year, including the latest in launch design - the SeaBandit. Featuring a full walk-around cockpit and side deck, with steps leading up to a fisherman-friendly foredeck, the SeaBandit also has twin 275hp supercharged outboards!

It doesn't stop there for the keen boaties, though, as the New Zealand Herald and BP Ultimate Big Boys Toys have put together the Moorings Tonga sailing trip competition. Herald readers simply have to bring coupons from the paper to the Herald stand at the show and they'll go into the draw for a week-long sailing trip for four in Tonga!

Miada Sport is bringing an original General Lee car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV show and giving kids a chance to win a ride and a picture with the car. It's a genuine 1969 Dodge Charger, so it might not be all kids looking for a photo in this dream machine! Those who like their vehicles a little smaller, however, will get a buzz out of the Australasian Radio Controlled Meet and Trans-Tasman challenge with vehicles capable of over 100km/h. Wynn's will also have their latest driver simulator on show and the fastest wannabe Bathurst driver over the three days will win a cracker Wynn's Racing kit.

Surprise highlights include New Zealand Warriors' Richard Villasante, who'll be appearing on the Silver Fern Imports stand in Hall One signing autographs from 10am till 1pm on Saturday; and Charley Boorman, actor and co-star with Ewan McGregor in the Long Way Round, who'll be appearing on the BMW motorbikes stand in Hall Six from 6-8pm on Friday and 1-3pm on Saturday.

BP Ultimate Big Boys Toys is also the venue for the launch of an exciting new concept in golf course mobility - the Golf Cruiser. "After testing and evaluation on our undulating and spectacular golf course, I can thoroughly endorse the funky and inspiring concept of the Golf Cruiser," says Pupuke Golf Club General Manager Stephen Dally. "The interest has been amazing and is certainly a hot topic on our golf course!"

The Arena will be all go this year, with the Jim Beam freestyle motocross team (and Chucky Norris) soaring over the crowds, pulling the Catwalk, the Superman and the odd Heart Attack among other tricks! There'll also be professional sport bike stunt riding, with Asphalt Assault pulling burn-outs, stoppies and wheelies like you've never seen before. Other features include the Mr and Ms Fitness, and Miada Strongman competitions - the latter involving car lifting, a truck-pull and a range of superhuman feats of strength and commitment.

The 9th annual BP Ultimate Big Boys Toys returns to the Auckland Showgrounds in Greenlane from November 11th to November 13th - an event not to be missed.

Tickets for BP Ultimate Big Boys Toys can be purchased at any Auckland BP site where BP Ultimate is sold. Spend $30 or more on BP Ultimate fuel to get tickets for a discounted price of just $13 each.

Opening Times: Friday 11th - 10am-9pm; Saturday 12th - 9am-9pm; Sunday 13th - 9am-6pm Entry Price: Adults $16; Children under 14 FREE (Limit 2 children per adult)


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Tourism: Employers Welcome Back Working Holidaymakers

Tourism businesses gearing up for the return of Australian visitors from next week will be relieved to learn that they will also have access to an offshore pool of much-needed job candidates, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. Tourism employers around ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Latest Broadband Report Confirms Improved Performance Of Premium Fibre Plans

The latest report from the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme shows that the performance of Fibre Max plans has improved substantially. This follows a collaboration between the Commission, its independent testing partner, ... More>>

Air New Zealand: Capital Raise Deferred

Air New Zealand has decided to defer its planned capital raise to later in 2021 allowing more time to assess the impacts of recent developments on the airline’s path to recovery. 'We’ve seen some clearing of COVID-19 clouds recently, with ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Cartel Conduct Now Punishable By Up To 7 Years’ Jail Time

Cartel conduct can now be punished with a term of imprisonment of up to 7 years, after the Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Act 2019 came into effect today. Cartel conduct includes price fixing, market allocation and bid rigging (see ... More>>

Stats NZ: New Report Shows Impact Of Demands On Land In New Zealand

A new environmental report released today by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, presents new data on New Zealand’s land cover, soil quality, and land fragmentation. The land cover data in the report, Our land 2021 , provides the most ... More>>


Stats NZ: March Card Spending Rebounds Despite COVID

There was a lift in retail card spending in March following a fall in the lockdown-disrupted February month, Stats NZ said today. Seasonally adjusted retail card spending rose by $53 million (0.9 percent), compared with February 2021. Visit our website to read ... More>>

PwC: Outcome Of Review Into Air New Zealand Gas Turbines Business

Air New Zealand has received the report into its Gas Turbines business from independent external advisers PwC. Air New Zealand Chairman Dame Therese Walsh says the report identified a range of effective controls in the Gas Turbines revenue contracting ... More>>