All roads led to Mosgiel at Easter

Members at the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association's National Easter Rally at the Mosgiel A&P...
Members at the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association's National Easter Rally at the Mosgiel A&P Showgrounds on Friday. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Denise and Bill Ross, of Motueka, relax after the rally on Sunday. Photos by Nigel Benson.
Denise and Bill Ross, of Motueka, relax after the rally on Sunday. Photos by Nigel Benson.
Liz Honigberg and Kata Moataane inspect a Heartland Big Country caravan at the New Zealand Motor...
Liz Honigberg and Kata Moataane inspect a Heartland Big Country caravan at the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association's open day on Sunday, with (from left) Ofaloto (8 months), Talita (2), Maria (4) and Katalena (4) Moataane.
Motorhomes are towed out of the Taieri A&P Showgrounds  on Monday  after becoming bogged down in...
Motorhomes are towed out of the Taieri A&P Showgrounds on Monday after becoming bogged down in the muddy ground after the weekend's rain. Photos by Craig Baxter.
More muddy action at the Taieri A&P Showgrounds.
More muddy action at the Taieri A&P Showgrounds.

They travelled from all corners of the compass.

Mobile homes from throughout New Zealand relocated to the Mosgiel A&P Showgrounds during Easter weekend.

The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association's three-day National Easter Rally was billed as ''the great journey south'' and more than 600 intrepid travellers made the trip to the Taieri.

Bill and Denise Ross spent two days travelling from Motueka for the 58th national Easter rally after buying their first caravan last year.

''We love it. It's such a fantastic lifestyle. Every other month we go on a trip,'' Mr Ross said.

Hundreds of spectators visited an open day on Sunday to explore the latest in caravans and mobile homes and the trade pavilion, with everything from washing machines, cookers, fold-up electric bikes, portable massage beds and satellite dishes to the proverbial kitchen sink.

Motorhomes had to be towed out of the muddy showgrounds on Monday after the weekend's rain.

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