Rochelle headed along to the Tui Truck Show and Shine at Mangatainoka in New Zealand in March, her favourite event of the year!

I absolutely love the Tui Truck Show and Shine and attend it every year! This year, I set up a display of my paintings and my family came along. We had an awe- some day looking at all the different trucks, catching up with friends, meeting new people, listening to live music and enjoying the overall relaxed, fun atmosphere. The day started off a bit wet but cleared up eventually. The rain didn’t deter people from coming to see the trucks and drivers/owners coming from as far as Taupō to show off their pride and joy. It was a great turn out and I am already looking forward to next year!


Best Classic Truck Graeme Skou (GK Skou Transport) Kenworth W924
Best Daf Darren McDermott (Shannon Bulk Haulage) DAF CF
Best Hino Campbell Murdoch (Murdoch Transport) Hino 700 series
Best Kenworth Callum Tews (Hog Haulage) K200
Best Mack Rikki Wilson (Clive Taylor) Mack Trident
Best International Todd Stephenson (Stephenson Transport) 2022 International RH
Best Scania Paul Jonkman (Beale Trucking) and Greg Cox (Cox Heavy Salvage)
Best Sterling Cameron Kelly (Central House Movers) Sterling AT9500
Best Tip Truck Paul Jonkman (Beale Trucking) Scania
Best Other Truck Shane Brownell with his CAT Truck
Best Vintage Justin Mill
Best Volvo Sky McCausland-Horn (Booths Transport)
Best Western Star Steve Beale (Beales Trucking)
Furthest Travelled Sean Hulena and Tony Burling (Taupō)
Best Local Truck Jorja Bourke (Bourke Haulage) Kenworth K200
Most Original Bryan Lowry International C1300
Best Fleet Beale Trucking Ltd
People’s Choice Paul Jonkman (Beale Trucking) Scania 6205
Shine on Award Dion Kilmister
Star of the Show Graeme Skou 1977 Kenworth W924