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BOP Home Show cancelled

A previous Bay of Plenty Home Show event. Photo. Daniel Hines.

This year’s Bay of Plenty Home Show has been cancelled due to current Covid-19 restrictions across the nation.

In a statement Bay Events, the organisers of the annual show, say it is simply not possible to go ahead whilst lockdown restrictions are in place across Auckland and much of Waikato.

The event was scheduled to take place at the Trustpower Arena from Friday, October 29 to Sunday, October 31.

“It is with great regret that Bay Events announces the cancellation of the 2021 Bay of Plenty Home Show,” says Dana McCurdy, managing director at Bay Events.

“We now look to the future with our next exhibition being the Tauranga Home Show in May 2022.”

The next Bay of Plenty Home Show is now penciled in for the final weekend of October in 2022.

“After our initial hopes of putting on a successful and viable event, with so many exhibitors and suppliers from Auckland and the Waikato and current lockdown levels, we are no longer able to move forward,” says Dana.

“An exhibition requires significant forward investment from both us as organisers and our exhibitors, and we cannot proceed with confidence and in good faith while the situation remains so changeable.”

The Bay of Plenty Home Show was set to have over 200 exhibitors highlighting builders, beds, barbecues and more.

“Cancelling a show is not something we take lightly,” says Dana.

“We encourage you to continue to support your local suppliers and we look forward to bringing them back to you in our iconic exhibitions in 2022.”

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