Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


It’s Showtime!

Tuesday 13 November 2012
For immediate release

It’s Showtime!

The country’s largest agricultural and pastoral show, the Canterbury A&P Show, opens tomorrow in Christchurch. For three days a year country comes to town with a unique mix of animals and agriculture, fabulous food and wine and heaps of free family entertainment.

Canterbury A&P Association President Richard Lemon welcomes Cantabrians to join in the 150th celebrations of this much loved annual event.

“We are expecting around 100,000 people to attend the event over the next 3 days. It’s a mammoth task hosting an event of this size but with the help of over 500 volunteers who contribute more than 20,000 voluntary hours, we are ready for the Show to begin,” said Lemon.

“For 150 years, families have been coming to the Canterbury A&P Show, as visitors and competitors, generation after generation, creating memories that last a lifetime. The Canterbury A&P Show celebrates all that is great about the region along with diverse entertainment, it truly is a unique experience,” he said.

In 2012 the Canterbury A&P Show promises to be a special event with a great line-up of attractions and free entertainment, as well as a few surprises.

Highlights include performances by local bands Moorhouse, The Haze and Mandy Pickering; foodies heaven with some of the nation’s finest food and wine on offer; thrilling rides in the carnival area; close to 7000 livestock and feature competition entries; plus an amazing 3,000 animals.

The 150th anniversary programme includes a special equestrian display, steam display, commemorative prizes on offer for competitors, memorabilia displays as well as judging in period costumes.

“The Canterbury A&P Show has plenty of entertainment options but if you ask people why they come to the Show, 9 out of 10 would probably say the animals. Animals and showing are the raison d’etre of an A&P Show. Since the very first agricultural shows held in Christchurch in the early-1800s, displaying the very best of livestock and furthering the progress of agriculture in the region has been the driving force behind an event that has thrived over the past 150 years” added Lemon.

The 2012 Canterbury A&P Show will be held Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 November at Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch. It is the largest A&P Show in the country attracting over 100,000 people, close to 7000 livestock and feature competition entries and 600 trade exhibitors.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Minister of Finance: Plan Shows $100 Billion Infrastructure Projects

Finance Minister Bill English has today launched the Government’s Ten Year Capital Intentions Plan (CIP) which shows a pipeline of $100.9 billion worth of infrastructure projects over the next decade. More>>


Werewolf: Safe Landings Gordon Campbell on the safety challenge to the Wellington runway extension.

The safety-related legal challenge revolves around the size of the 90 metre long Runway End Safety Area (RESA) being proposed for the runway extension. More>>


Environment Commissioner: We Need To Work Together On Climate Change And Farming

“The debate around agricultural emissions and the ETS has been polarised for too long,” said the Commissioner. “But the ETS is not the only way forward – there are other things that can be done.” More>>


NZ Super Fund: Seeking To Put A Market Price On Climate Change

Oct. 19 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it will devise a set of rules to assess investment winners and losers under climate change, a strategy that could rule out fossil fuels or producers such as current portfolio member Exxon ... More>>


Rejuvenation: Parata Will Not Contest 2017 Election

Education Minister and National List MP Hekia Parata has today announced that she will not be contesting the next election. She advised the Prime Minister of her decision earlier this year. More>>

Prisons Grow: Government Approves Plans For Increased Prison Capacity

Despite significant progress in reducing crime the number of prisoners has increased faster than projected. This is because the proportion of offenders charged with serious crimes has risen, meaning more people are being remanded in custody and serving more of their sentences in prison. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Plastic Bag Activism, And Street Harassment

Amusing to see the Act Party experiencing another outbreak of young fogey-ism. What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution. More>>


Unclear Weapons: US Navy Ship Cleared To Visit NZ For Navy's 75th

United States Navy ship, the USS Sampson, has been given clearance to visit New Zealand next month by Prime Minister John Key... “The process for considering the visit by the USS Sampson is the same as that used for all ships attending the International Naval Review." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news