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Tauranga Canvas is a well-established New Zealand owned and operated company with over 54 years' experience in manufacturing of truck curtainsides, roll over or roll up tarpaulins for truck bodies, custom made quality tarpaulins, insulated tanker covers and webbing or mesh stockcrate covers.

Experience is preferred in the Canvas or related trades willing to train if you have a trade background and want a change You need to be:

The factory runs the best equipment in NZ , Plotters , 3 x Mobile RF welders , Hot wedge & Air welders We require an enthusiastic, energetic CANVAS WORKER to join our factory team.

* Physically fit and able to carry out heavy lifting.

* Attention to detail.

* Full driver’s license with own reliable transport

* Reliable and turn up to work daily.

* Have good communication skills - both written and verbal

* Be able to work as a team.

Hours of work are 8am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday (regular overtime available). This is a great opportunity to work for an established company in sort after Mount Maunganui.  Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

We invite you to apply by email to 

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21 Nov 12


Moving Billboard - making an impact on country roads


Palmerston North is home to one of Australasia's biggest truck-and-trailer units. Costing more than $520,000, the truck is 7.1 metres long, and tows an 11.5m trailer.

"And she's a good-looking truck,"   Owner Guy Knowles said.    "We are very excited to have it."

Mr Knowles, the director of Guy Knowles Transport, has been a truck driver for 30 years and said the new truck cemented his love for his job. The first of its kind, and the only one in Australasia, the Kenworth truck was made in Melbourne and will feature in an Australian calendar next year. The 18-wheeler can transport up to 150 cubic metres of product at a time, potentially increasing efficiancy for Guy Knowles Transport, which uses the truck to deliver LawnMaster mowers around the country on behalf of Palmerston North company Steelfort. Mr Knowles said it was no different to driving the other two Kenworth trucks in his fleet.

"You just have to be a bit more careful when motorists try to over-take; they aren't always aware of how long it is."

The size of it had drawn alot of attention, with people often honking their horns and waving. Steelfort sales and marketing manager Gavin Lowndes said he was pleased the company's stock was being transported in an eye-catching truck.

"We have got a moving billboard going from Kaitaia to the Bluff."

11 Oct 11


Steelfort Commercial with Tauranga Canvas curtainsides

Click Here to view Steelfort's new tv commercial showing off Guy Knowles Transport new truck and trailer unit.  Curtainsides manufactured by Tauranga Canvas.

10 Oct 11


Full Alloy Truck & Trailer Bodies

News Manufactured by Jackson Enterprises, Pahiatua for Lindsay Taylor Transport  - Ohakune.   Click to view more photos of this unit.

09 Feb 11


New Transport Roading Laws

News New Transport Roading laws are now allowing longer Truck and Trailers units to be built.

This week our first curtainsides to fit these units have been fitted to a RJ Lincoln Transport unit.  Click to see more photos of this unit.

20 Aug 10


We have a new Website!

Our website is now live! You'll be able to browse our products, view accessories and enquire online, even view our colour swatches. In addition, our 'Latest News' feature (which you're reading now) will allow us to keep everyone abreast of changes and developments within our company and the industry.

24 May 10 - Tauranga Canvas