About 600 people got to see some of the machinery that made modern New Zealand what it is at the annual 'Crank Up' display at Kiwi North Museum, Kiwi House & Heritage Park, on Sunday.

Organised by the Northland Vintage Machinery Club, more than 70 pieces of machinery, including tractors, bulldozers, hay making equipment, log splitters, were on display, Club Chairman Dick Thorburn said.

Thorburn said the club had organised the event for the past few years as a way of showing people what the Whangārei-based club did and its machinery.

''It's a way of showing the machinery that helped build New Zealand.''

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Thorburn said the event was loved by children of all ages, 'including a few who were grey-headed'' and it also included hay rides and tram rides.

''Everybody had a great day our and it was great to be able to show off our machinery.''
Here are some of the images from the day. Photos / supplied

Ray Budgen on a Massey-Harris tractor.
Ray Budgen on a Massey-Harris tractor.
Lucan Wyse at the Crank Up day at Kiwi North.
Lucan Wyse at the Crank Up day at Kiwi North.
Axel Stewart loved Cranking it up on Sunday.
Axel Stewart loved Cranking it up on Sunday.
Dad Stephen Dassler, with Michael Morgan, Myles Dassler and Joshua Wattam, with one of the machines on display.
Dad Stephen Dassler, with Michael Morgan, Myles Dassler and Joshua Wattam, with one of the machines on display.