The Waikato Home & Garden Show is currently on at the Claudelands Event Centre in Hamilton. It’s usually one of my favourite annual events. I’m not sure what it was about this year’s but it seemed to be lacking in atmosphere. Perhaps it was because it was the first time we’ve gone on the first day and they were still putting the finishing touches to some of the displays.
I loved the sculptures that were on display which for the most part had a dinosaur theme. Unfortunately I’m unable to transfer the photos I took onto my computer but have managed to find these on the home show’s website.
This last photo is for my son Joe. He loves Ferraris. Smeg always have a huge display and every year there’s a different Ferrari. I’m not sure which this one is but I’m sure Joe will love it.
I was particularly pleased to see a team of architects who specialise in building low energy passive homes. It’s something I’ve felt has been particularly lacking in kiwi homes. We had a really good conversation with them and established that for the most part, if you live in the Waikato, they would only cost an extra 5-10% on top of the normal build cost. The average homeowner can save up to 90% of their power bill. I’m all for that!