2017 EVENT

THE Expo 2017 is rolling into Mystery Creek from 2-4 March - get ready.

THE Expo is the ultimate transport and heavy equipment expo in New Zealand. This year will feature industry-specific seminars, the return of the Show n' Shine Competition, and classic and vintage vehicles.

Don't miss out - industry registration has opened and there will be public tickets available at the gate. Make sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest news from THE Expo.

Event Tickets

Online Registration
For free entry to THE Expo, register online here before 8pm, Wednesday 1 March, 2017. Online registrations close prior to the event.

Registrations are exclusive to members of transport and heavy equipment industry-relevant businesses and organisations. Simply complete the online registration then print your emailed confirmation and bring it with you to the event.

Gate Tickets
General Public and unregistered trade visitors may purchase tickets at the gate on arrival.

Gate ticket prices:
Adult $20
Child (5-15yrs inclusive) $5
Pre-school (under 5yrs) Free
Family (2 adults, 3 children) $40

Event Hours

Thursday 2 March, 9am – 5pm
Friday 3 March, 9am – 5pm
Saturday 4 March, 9am – 5pm


THE Expo is held every four years at Mystery Creek Events, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Just ten minutes from Hamilton, Cambridge and Te Awamutu in New Zealand’s North Island, Mystery Creek Events Centre is within close proximity to Hamilton Airport and State Highways 1 and 3. This central location provides event visitors with easy access to the unparalleled exhibition venue from anywhere in the country.

Mystery Creek’s 115 hectares offers prime indoor and outdoor exhibiting space, plenty of room for large-scale activities, demonstrations, vehicle displays, world-class facilities and ample free parking.


THE Expo is proud to host the following industry-specific guest speakers presenting seminars for 2017. All seminars are held in the seminar suite (upstairs in the pavilion foyer).


1pm - Teletrac Navman: Improved Asset Utilisation is Key to a Better Future for Construction
Speaker: Jim French - Heavy Construction Application specialist 

2pm - NZTA: Worktime & Logbook requirements
Speakers: Yvette Lusby and Pete Taylor, Commercial Transport Officers


11am - Danielle Beston: What you really need to know about Transport Services Licenses
Speaker: Danielle Beston - Barrister

1pm - EROAD: Simplifying Health & Safety
Speaker: Chris Evans - Health and Safety Stakeholder Manager

2pm - NZTA: Worktime & Logbook requirements
Speakers: Yvette Lusby and Pete Taylor, Commercial Transport Officers


11am - EROAD: How data analytics supports safer driving
Speaker: Guy Hocquard – Enterprise Sales Manager

Seminar attendees are invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments during the presentations with an opportunity to network with the presenter and other attendees following.

Classic & Vintage Trucks

The Transport and Heavy Equipment Expo, Mystery Creek Events Centre, Day 1, Thursday 7 March 2013, Hamilton, New Zealand. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography. ©The Expo/Mystery Creek Events Centre.

We’ve come a long way from the early days of transportation to the modern marvel of today’s fleets. To celebrate historic trucking milestones over the decades, classic and vintage truck enthusiasts from around New Zealand are making their way to THE Expo where their heritage vehicles will be displayed for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

This amazing collection of classics has been coordinated with the assistance of the Northern Classic Commercials Club. The display includes vehicles proudly owned by club members of the Northern Classic Commercials Club and from other classic vehicle clubs around New Zealand.

Each displayed classic and vintage vehicle is eligible to enter and compete in the Classic category of the Show ‘n’ Shine competition, held on Saturday 4 March. These beauties have miles on the clock and stories by the dozen. Make sure you head to the Classic & Vintage Trucks display to check out the best vehicles of yesteryear.

Show n' Shine Competition

Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography. ©The Expo/Mystery Creek Events Centre.

Saturday at THE Expo sees the return of the ever popular Show n’ Shine competition. Featuring an impressive line-up of trucks from tippers to tankers and all rig-types in between, this competition gives truck drivers the opportunity to showcase their vehicle in all its glory. If you wish to enter, click here.

With personalised artwork, dazzling light systems, highly polished chrome, pristine paint jobs and slick curtain sides, the Show n’ Shine is the place to be if you love trucks.

We know there are challenges to maintaining a hard-working truck and to keeping it in mint condition. In recognition of the effort involved and the pride truck drivers have for their vehicles, the judging will consider presentation of the vehicle, truck ‘personality’, and special features.

The competition is fierce as each category fights for the honours of best rig. Appealing prizes are up for grabs and there’s a People’s Choice Award too. Head to the Show n’ Shine area to check out the display, vote for your favourite and cheer on the winners. Prize giving will be held in the Show n’ Shine area at 3pm on Saturday 4 March.