Moving display

One of the big attractions at the Wheels at Wanaka transport show being held in Wanaka today and tomorrow is earthmoving, and not just because of the size of the vehicles.

Around 40 earthmoving machines dating from the 1940s to 1975 have been resurrected to operate in a constant live working display all weekend.

The display’s organiser, Paul Clarke, said it would be the largest earthmoving display ever in the southern hemisphere and the first of its kind in New Zealand.

He said it would also be a historic occasion for many of the drivers, some of whom had not driven the machines in several decades, and he encouraged anyone interested in viewing the machinery that helped construct many of the country’s hydro-electric dams to come along. PHOTO: SEAN NUGENT

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