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Welcome to New Zealand’s Premier

Events and Exhibition Centre

Just minutes from Auckland’s CBD, surrounded by the beautiful Cornwall Park in Greenlane, the Auckland Showgrounds have been hosting events for over 160 years. With over 18,000m² of indoor and outdoor exhibition space, we can transform our venues to meet any requirement. This flexibility combined with our impressive facilities make the Auckland Showgrounds the premier exhibition and events venue in New Zealand.

Upcoming Events

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General Collective Lifestyle & Design Market


Sunday 5 May / 9:00am to 3:00pm

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the General Collective Lifestyle & Design Market! This event, taking place on Sunday 5th May 2024 at Auckland Showgrounds, is General Collective's flagship market.

This highly anticipated market is your one-stop destination for discovering delightful gifts and locally made treasures. Whether you're searching for the perfect present, interested in ethical New Zealand fashion, appreciate creativity, are a design enthusiast, support independent makers, or simply love New Zealand-made or designed goods, this event has something special for you.Over a hundred vendors will be curated to showcase the best of New Zealand small brands. Explore a diverse range of covetable homewares, on-trend jewellery, timeless pieces, luxurious skincare, adorable kids' goodies, and stunning local art.

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The Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show

Thursday 16 May 2024 / 10:00am to 6:00pm

 Friday      17 May 2024 / 10:00am to 6:00pm

Saturday 18 May 2024 / 10:00am to 6:00pm

 Sunday    19 May 2024 / 10:00am to 9:00pm

The Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show is NZ’s largest, longest running and most popular boat show. It is the perfect place to check out and compare all the latest boats, engines, electronics and accessories. It is also home to NZ’s largest fishing supermarket with a number of major retailers and dozens of smaller ones showcasing their latest rods, reels and tackle and offering some truly incredible bargains.

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Trade only

Thursday      28 May 2024 / 9:00am to 5:00pm

Wednesday  29 May 2024 / 9:00am to 5:00pm

Thursday      30 May 2024 / 9:00am to 4:00pm

EMEX has a solid reputation for connecting industry innovators. If your customers are manufacturing, processing goods or services, using General Engineering, Machine and Metalworking Technology, Plant Automation & Maintenance, Engineering Software & Computerisation, Welding, Cutting & Plastics Engineering, Fluid Engineering or Measurement, Control & Instrumentation. EMEX offers opportunities you can't afford to miss.

EMEX gives you the opportunity to showcase new & innovative products and techniques and provides a professional & comprehensive marketing platform bringing together industry buyers, suppliers and educators to share ideas and develop business relationships.


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Trade only


Tuesday       25 June 2024 / 10:00am to 5:00pm

Wednesday 26 June 2024 / 10:00am to 5:00pm

BuildNZ is a leading trade show for the Building & Construction Industry with a solid reputation for bringing building professionals and construction industry innovators together to share ideas, showcase the latest products, and develop business relationships.

BuildNZ saves you time and money, delivering an incredible variety of new products and services to keep you up to date with the latest technologies across home automation, joinery, hardware, cladding, flooring, insulation, lighting, roofing, spouting, timber and everything else you need in the trade.


BuildNZ is conveniently co-located with The National Safety Show and Facilities Integrate.

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Facilities Integrate

Trade only


Tuesday       25 June 2024 / 10:00am to 5:00pm

Wednesday 26 June 2024 / 10:00am to 5:00pm

The trade exhibition for the New Zealand facilities management and system integration industries - the people who make buildings smarter, safer and more efficient.


Facilities Integrate is conveniently co-located with BuildNZ and The National Safety Show.

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The National Safety Show

Trade only


Tuesday       25 June 2024 / 10:00am to 5:00pm

Wednesday 26 June 2024 / 10:00am to 5:00pm

As the largest event dedicated to workplace health and safety in New Zealand, The National Safety Show provides the opportunity for you to understand and update yourself and your staff on the latest legislation, explore new products, services and innovations catered to New Zealand’s safety industry reducing your risk and protecting your bottom line.


The National Safety Show is conveniently co-located with BuildNZ and Facilities Integrate.

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The Food Show


Thursday     25 July 2024 / 10:00am to 5:00pm

Friday          26 July 2024 / 10:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday      27 July 2024 / 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday        28 July 2024 / 10:00am to 5:00pm 

The Food Show is New Zealand's largest annual foodie event. It's where you can load up on the finest food, drinks, and kitchen gear, and discover how to cook like a pro in your own kitchen.

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Baby Show


Saturday 17 August 2024 / 10:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday   18 August 2024 / 10:00am to 4:00pm

Bumps, births, babies and beyond - there's so much value to be had at New Zealand's leading parenting event! From tips and tricks by leading experts to show only specials, the Baby Show is a must attend event for all mums, dads and parents-to-be. 

To make your Baby Show experience easier and more fun, we ensure the show is parent-friendly with wide aisles for buggies, parenting rooms, and lots of comfortable rest areas.


NZ Gift & Homeware Fair – Spring

Trade only


Sunday 25 August 2024 / 9:00am to 6:00pm

Monday 26 August 2024 / 9:00am to 6:00pm

Tuesday 27 August 2024 / 9:00am to 4:00pm

The New Zealand Gift and Homeware Fairs are trade only shows where retailers can view and order the latest product lines in one place, at one time.

Season after season, NZ Gift Fairs are specifically timed to showcase a huge range of the latest products just when shelves need restocking.


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