25th Mini Nationals 2019
The New Zealand Mini Nationals have been hosted annually by Mini owner clubs since 1994.
Held over October Labour Weekend, the "Mini Nats" attract at least 100 Minis from all over the country (and beyond) to participate in fun, competitive and social activities including show & shine displays, rocker cover racing, district tours, navigation trials, hill climb and an awards and prize-giving dinner.
The Show and Shine display is generally held at a public venue to encourage high attendance and a festive atmosphere. Visit our Gallery for pics of the 2018 MiniNats which were held Wellington.
The 25th NZ Mini Nationals will be hosted by the Tauranga Mini Owners' Club Inc over Labour Weekend (25-27 October 2019). Click here to view our promo flyer.
This event coincides with the 60th anniversary of the worldwide release of the Mini. Our itinerary will include multiple opportunities to celebrate this iconic brand including a 60th birthday party (with support from MINI NZ). Everyone has a Mini story (or 3!) and we hope you will join us to share yours.
To register for the 2019 Mini Nationals, please click here.
Venue for check-in and evening events is the Hotel Armitage, Tauranga where we have negotiated an accommodation deal until 31st August which includes cooked breakfast for 2 and full flexibility (i.e. no pre-payment required and you can modify or cancel your booking up to 48 hours in advance). Please note that prepaid non-refundable rates may also be available. We recommend you secure accommodation early to avoid disappointment - quote discount code MINI60 when booking online to release date availability and display discount rate, or phone venue direct on 07 578 9119.
NB: We've secured the entire venue so make sure you tell them you're participating in the MiniNats. These dates are blocked from external booking sites and apps, so make sure you book direct with Hotel Armitage.
We have also secured discounted rates for Cook Strait ferry crossings. Click here for more information.
The Mini National events are not possible without generous assistance from organisations that provide funding, venues and prizes. We are very grateful to our major sponsors:
The 2019 Mini Nationals organisation team consists of Tauranga Mini Owners Club committee and club members namely Gayle Hardie (Chair), Hanna Peters (Secretary), Tim Sinclair (Treasurer), Alan Webb, Ash Rolston, Dean Crow, Deidre Rennie, Greg Sutton, Lisa Ford, Rosemary Ozich.
Feel free to contact us if you have any queries.