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Caravan rally, Mt Maunganui, 2012 (4th of 4)

Caravan rally, Mt Maunganui, 2012

Almost 800 motorhomes, housing 1,590 people and 168 pets, crammed Mt Maunganui's Baypark Stadium for the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association's (NZMCA) Easter Rally in 2012. The NZMCA was formed in Hastings in 1956. By 2012, in addition to its national Easter rally, the Association ran some 240 local rallies annually, each attended by an average of about 50 caravans.

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Mark Derby, 'Camping - The golden age of camping', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 Sep 2013