Fewer people bu Home Show sales up

21:33, Feb 24 2013
Home Show
BARGAIN BUY: Merv and Tracey Harris leave the Southland Times Home Show with plenty of bargains.

Power tools, heating and air conditioning, garage doors and windows were big sellers at the Southland Times Home Show yesterday.

Show manager George Owen said although the number of people through the door was down, sales were up at the two-day Velodrome event, now in its 17th year.

Competitions included a kitchen from Ezy Kitchens, a luxury weekend at Millbrook, and free lawnmowing for a year as well as carpet and heating products.

Children's activities included a "throw the ball in the hoop" basketball competition.

Mr Owen said the Invercargill show was competing with rock legend Pat Benatar - who played at Gibbston Valley Winery at Queenstown on Saturday - which might have impacted attendance numbers.

Final figures weren't known but stallholders had reported sales were higher this year.

The popularity of items such as garage doors and windows showed Southland had a strong interest in building and renovating, Mr Owen said.


The Southland Times