Tauranga Model Aircraft Club

The official website for the Tauranga Model Aircraft Club Inc. New Zealand.

Annual Auction

Each year the club holds an annual auction of model aeroplanes and associated equipment.  This is one of the major events on the club calendar and is one of the largest model aero auctions in the country. It attracts aeromodellers from around the country to both buy and sell.  The auction is generally held in the main hangar of Classic Flyers at Tauranga airport. This provides a venue among full size aircraft memorabilia, with refreshments available, and an aviation themed playground for the little ones.
The auction provides a venue for sale and exchange of current and vintage aeromodelling equipment between active modellers.

Deceased estates. The auction provides a means of re-purposing items from deceased estates. In many cases families of deceased relatives do not know what to do with Uncle Charlie’s collection of old engines and aircraft.  Opportunity shops and second hand dealers have no understanding of model engineering, and families will have a natural reluctance to take stuff to the tip.  The TMAC annual auction is a means of finding a new owner who will share the enthusiasm that Uncle Charlie had.

2020 Auction  

Auction update pic

Update 22/9/20 –  with the relaxation of COVID rules the auction is now confirmed

Download registration forms here: –
6. Registration form AUCTION 
7. Registration form FIXED PRICE

Please complete these forms before you arrive – this will simplify and speed up the registration process.


Registration takes place on the day, prior to the auction starting.  We will post a registration form on this site, closer to the auction. If you print this off and list all your items in advance, it will speed up the registration process.  If you have a lot of material, contact the club Secretary –  taurangamodelfly@gmail.com to arrange early registration.
Fixed price table

In addition to significant items being sold by auction, we also have a fixed price table. This is mainly for items below $30. Gold coin and free table.
When clearing out your workshop you may have lots of small items which have very little commercial value, but which would be gratefully received by another modeller. One man’s trash is another;s treasure etc!  Please bring along this stuff and donate it to the club. We will put it in either a free or gold coin bin.

Photos from previous auctions

They just kept arriving

auction 2 registration

auction 3 - the data team
Data Entry

auction 4 - pre bid scrutiny
pre bid scrutiny – looking carefully with great anticipation

auction 5 - bidding
Auction in progress – any bidders?

auction 6 bidding
From the auctioneer’s perspective