• Vintage planes on display. They flew later in the day

Wings Wows the Crowd

April 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Thousands of children have quite a presence! I hadn’t expected our first impression of Masterton’s Hood Aerodrome to be one of moving, chattering, laughing hordes as the kids made their orderly, supervised way to the exit. But about 4500 children had been to a special education day that gave them the opportunity to learn about [...]

  • Grunt time! A traction engine gets down to it in the tractor pull at the Crank Up

The Edendale Crank Up

April 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

I’d been to the Edendale Crank Up before – two years ago when I was invited as a passenger on the Ferrari Owner’s Club annual run when the Italian marque was the ‘featured car’. Ferrari, a glittering (slightly misplaced?) jewel in an ocean of beloved old tractors, stationary engines, sheep shearing displays and other old [...]