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The Waikato Show is bringing the fun in 2021

The Autumn HomeXPO is the feature event at the massive Waikato Show. After you’ve finished at the Autumn HomeXPO, you’ll find entertainment and fun for the whole family.

Watch strongman competitions, Roller Derby National Champs, cultural performances, Youth Expo, the LEGO expo, Lifestyle Block Expo, a maze, an art charity, a farmyard and animal expo, amusement rides and Emmas Cooking Corner. Definitely a full fun packed day to be had for all!

Introducing Cuisine Corner

The Autumn HomeXPO is excited to announce the new foodie feature within the show, Cuisine Corner. We’ve selected a handful of artisan food and beverages for you to try and buy. See you at the 2021 Autumn HomeXPO, a feature area at the Waikato Show.

 

 

2020 Autumn HomeXPO

In light of the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation, it is with great disappointment, we must announce that the Autumn HomeXPO, as part of the overall Waikato Show will not take place as scheduled on March 27 – 29 2020 at Claudelands, Hamilton.

This is not a decision taken lightly, however the health and safety of all attendees, exhibitors, and staff is – and will always be – top priority.

This decision has been made in consultation with Showing Waikato, the organisers of the Waikato Show. We have all been closely monitoring the advice and counsel of the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), international organisers and professional events associations.

At this point in time we remain fully committed to holding our founding event the Waikato Home & Garden Show on 1 – 4 October 2020 at Claudelands, Hamilton.

The Autumn HomeXPO will return to Claudelands on April 9-11, 2021.

For those that have purchased tickets to the show, the Waikato Show will be in contact with you in the coming weeks. All ticket purchasers will receive a full refund. For ticketing queries, please contact the Waikato Show directly.

Thank you in advance for your continued support and understanding.

Time is running out for landlords to meet insulation requirements

Landlords may be leaving it too late to insulate their rentals in time for the 1 July 2019 deadline according to a report released by MBIE.

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) monitoring report indicates that although most landlords are aware of their responsibilities, many have not yet brought their rental properties up to standard. As of March 2018, an estimated 67 per cent of private rental properties met the standard, an increase of just 7 per cent since July 2016.

This report suggested that between 126,000 and 220,000 homes still required compliant insulation as at March 2018.

Under changes to the RTA made in 2016, all rental properties must have ceiling and underfloor insulation installed, wherever possible, to meet the required standard.

Tenancy Services has been working hard to inform landlords and tenants about the requirements since 2016.

“We are fast approaching the 1 July 2019 deadline, and time is running out for landlords to make their rental properties compliant,” Housing and Tenancy Services General Manager Steve Watson says.

“Industry organisations are telling us that there are more properties needing insulation than can be put in by qualified installers in the time still available.”

From 1 July 2019, MBIE’s Tenancy Compliance and Investigation Team will be focusing on compliance and enforcement of insulation requirements. There will be consequences for landlords who fail to comply in time, with exemplary damages of up to $4,000 per property.

“Landlords need to know they can’t afford to leave insulation until the last minute. If they don’t book the work in now, they could miss out altogether, and that will cost them,” says Mr Watson.

From Tenancy Services: https://www.tenancy.govt.nz/about-tenancy-services/news-and-events/time-is-running-out-for-landlords-to-meet-insulation-requirements/

Introducing the Collection of Dwellings

This year’s Autumn HomeXPO will feature a huge line up of interesting companies providing inspiration, advice and great new ideas to add value to your home, all under one roof for three days.

If you’re thinking of renovating or decorating, or maybe even building a house, you’re bound to discover hundreds of exciting new ideas and products that will add real value to your home.

The Autumn HomeXPO is the feature event for home enthusiasts at the Waikato Show, 6-8 April 2018 at Hamilton’s Claudelands Events Centre. Visitors will have the chance to talk directly with designers, manufacturers, and service providers, snap up one-off HomeXPO specials, and secure bookings before winter arrives.

“We have handpicked a selection of quality exhibitors that provide a wide range of products and services, and gathered them all under one roof,” says HomeXPO Exhibition Director and Director of the Waikato Home & Garden Show, Rebecca Hannah. “So it’s the perfect opportunity to browse, compare, and purchase all the things you need for your autumn and winter home projects.”

With the housing and building boom continuing, and a vibrant trend of home renovation in full swing across the region, the HomeXPO is poised to enable homeowners to research suppliers and materials and access wholesale prices.

“We are excited to announce a new feature at the HomeXPO this year; the ‘Collection of Dwellings’.  This feature will demonstrate alternative options for housing, either short or longer term. As the Kiwi dream of owning your own home becomes an increasing struggle, people are turning to alternatives and ‘stepping stones’ to get into the housing market. To support this the ‘Collection of Dwellings’ showcase will feature various types of outside-the-box accommodation. The Collection of Dwellings is also a great feature for homeowners wanting additional space for visitors or family members,”  explains Rebecca.

For those looking to keep warm this winter, there are a great range of heating and ventilation companies on show. After a day of shopping, grab great coffee and a bite to eat at the HomeXPO’s exclusive pop up cafe, Café Agora.

The Autumn HomeXPO is part of the Waikato Show which celebrates the talent and diversity of the Waikato community with a cultural village of ethnic foods, a Homegrown Harvest exhibition, an animal expo, a youth expo, an alpaca and farmyard show, an education hub and wellbeing exhibition plus a focus on community clubs as well as many other features. There is a wide range of events at the Waikato Show including carnival rides for the children. Something for everyone!

The Waikato Show opens Friday 6 April and closes Sunday 8 April at Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton.

Entry to the Waikato Show includes entry to the Autumn HomeXPO pavilion and is just $8 per adult. For more information at autumnhomexpo.co.nz and waikatoshow.co.nz.

The biggest Autumn HomeXPO yet!

This year’s Autumn HomeXPO has nearly than doubled in size, making it the biggest show since its inception in 2012.

If you’re thinking of renovating or decorating, or maybe even building a house, you’re bound to discover thousands of exciting new ideas and products that will add real value to your home.

The Autumn HomeXPO is the feature event for home enthusiasts at the Waikato Show, 7 – 9 April 2017 at Hamilton’s Claudelands Events Centre. Visitors will have the chance to talk directly with designers, manufacturers, and service providers, snap up one-off HomeXPO specials, and make bookings before winter arrives.

“We’ve expanded the floor plan and handpicked a selection of quality exhibitors that provide a wide range of products and services, and gathered them all under one roof,” says HomeXPO director and director of the Waikato Home & Garden Show, Rebecca Hannah. “So it’s your perfect opportunity to browse, compare, and purchase all the things you need for your autumn and winter home projects, all in one place.”

With the housing and building boom continuing, and a vibrant trend of home renovation in full swing across the region, the HomeXPO is poised to enable homeowners to research suppliers and materials, access wholesale prices, and secure bookings for work to be completed.

For those looking to keep warm this winter, there are a range of heating companies to choose from, including Zephyer Air, HRV hamilton, Hometech, Waterware, Direct Energy Solutions, Insultech, DVS Proven Systems and Oxygen Air. After a day of shopping grab great coffee and snacks at the Café Agora pop up, the HomeXPO’s exclusive cafe.

The Waikato Show is a guaranteed great day of entertainment, gastronomic delights, and fun for the whole family.