Easter Rally 2017

NZMVC’s premier annual event.


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The biggest event of the NZMVC calendar is being held in the sunny resort of Gisborne this Easter.

Convoys are departing from various Branch locations heading towards the remote and beautiful beachfront headquarters at Waikanae Holiday Park.

From this fantastic base we will strike out into the uncharted depths of the East Coast hinterland enjoying the priviledge of membership – going to places the public never sees. You must be a member to participate but the small cost is worth it! Want to know more about membership?

We wrap up with a catered camp oven dinner and prizegiving – yum!

The rally venue is Waikanae Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, Grey St Gisborne.

Accommodation Bookings for Easter are being held for MVC members. More accommodation details here

The camp is on the sea front close to statues of James Cook and Young Nick. The City Centre and supermarkets are all within a kilometre.

Program [Rally program_2017]

There will be an early birds run on Friday avo.

Bring something for the Swap Meet on Friday!

Supper is provided after the AGM.

The off road runs are organised close to the city.

Saturday will start with a brief park-up by the Farmers Market to allow some shopping and for the public to view the vehicles.

We will depart at intervals in vehicle packets for the off road venue which is farmland with pine forestry, grass land and a bog area!

Bring a Fire extinguisher, a shovel and lunch and a cuppa.

Winching and recovery gear will be on hand.

The Saturday evening meal is a shared BBQ at the camp.


The Sunday run is across farmland / forestry to the north of the city.      Bring a Fire extinguisher, a shovel and lunch and a cuppa.

The Sunday evening meal is catered by the Old Colonial Cooking Company. They promise an entertaining evening while they cook our meal over an open fire in camp ovens. A dessert is included.

Keep an eye out for nominations for the hard luck trophy and other humorous happenings for the prize-giving.


Monday morning there will be a cuppa provided and hot X buns.

More info to follow in the Bulletin.

Rally contact: Rob Beale, 06 867 1879 a/h, mob 027 5333 133, email rob.bl@xtra.co.nz


Past Easter Rallies

Easter Rally 2016

Campwainui, Wainuiomata, Wellington The Rally commenced on Friday March 25th and ran through till Monday the 28th. 105 people from as far north as Auckland attended. The accommodation was provided in 4 lodges while camping and motor homes stayed in an adjacent paddock. A few stayed off site. Forty ex-Army vehicles were in attendance. Jeeps, […]

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Easter 2015 – The Year of the Poppy

  We felt it was a particularly significant year, being the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, just days from Easter. Auckland Branch was thrilled with the level of support for the Rally. The team was buzzing for days afterwards! The team was in preparation mode for three years and canvassed lots of options. We would […]

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JAFFAs on Tour

My first year’s worth of involvement with the MV community was to culminate with attendance at the Easter rally, hosted by Taranaki Branch at Stratford. I’d done my research and I’d read about these ‘Easter Rallies’ in back issues of The Bulletin published in pre-Philip Avery times – legendary gatherings of families and friends enjoying […]

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