The New Zealand Textile Industry Fishing Competition is now a bi-annual event
If your business has been or is related to the New Zealand Textile Furnishing/Furniture/Flooring and or Bedding Industry then please contact us today to enquire about taking part in this exciting, fun Textile Fishing Industry Event.
The most recent competition was be based at
Motuihe Island in February 2016
Participants bought Plenty of Cash as there were many great Prizes to buy during the Beach Auction with 100% all proceeds going to charity
Motuihe is a small island of 179 hectares. It lies between Motutapu and Waiheke Island some 11 km northeast of Auckland. Purchased by the Crown in 1872, it was a quarantine station for many years.
During World War I, Germans living in New Zealand and Samoa were interned along with prisoners of war. Notable among them was 'Sea Wolf', the dashing Lt.Cdr.Count Felix von Luckner, who with his sailing ship "Seeadler" accounted for 86,000 tons of allied shipping before being captured in the Cook Islands. In 1917 von Luckner and his crew made a daring escape from Motuihe, commandeered a vessel and sailed over 900 km north where they were eventually captured at the Kermadec Islands.
Motuihe hosted a naval base from 1940 to 1963. The Island then reverted from being farmed land, to a pest free recreational reserve and historic place.
With it's attractive swimming beaches on either side of the narrow isthumus, which offer sheltered conditions in any winds, it is very popular for day visitors and fisherman during summer months.