NZ Military Vehicles Collectors Club Annual Meet

Tag: Culture and Heritage | Community

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Date: Saturday 19 April, 2014

The New Zealand Military Vehicle Collectors Club is in town for Easter weekend and 50 plus WWII military vehicles will be on display Saturday 19th at the car park under the Poppet Head at the top of Seddon St from 10 am to 11.30 am.

There’ll be war time tunes with Suzy Macdonald and descriptions of the vehicles and their history. At 11.45 am all the vehicles will make their way down Seddon St in a military motorcade, travelling back up through the centre of town in convoy and up to the Pumphouse. At midday a replica Mustang aircraft will do a fly past. As part of the parade the WW100 Commemoration will be recognised. Waihi Heritage Vision has invited descendants of Waihi tunnellers who served overseas during World War One to climb aboard some of the military vehicles and descend into ‘The Minefield’, heading all the way to the bottom of Martha Mine. Most of the vehicles will also display the tunnellers insignia and the name of one of the tunnellers. After manoeuvring around The Minefield the vehicles will ascend past the Pumphouse at approximately 1.30 pm and travel down Seddon Street before dispersing for lunch and their afternoon activities.