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

 


Wednesday at the Show

MEDIA RELEASE
Wednesday 14 November 2012
For immediate release

Wednesday at the Show

Its day one of Canterbury’s much loved event, the Canterbury A&P Show. This year we are celebrating 150 years of showing in Canterbury. Day one highlights below.

Judging Highlights
9.00am on Beef & Diary Cattle Breed Judging – The ANZ Lawn
10.45-11.00am Supreme Champion In Hand Pony – Main Arena
2.00pm Grand Champions & Supreme Champions (Merino) - Alliance NZ Sheep Pavilion
2.00-3.00pm All Breeds Supreme Award (Horse) – Main Arena
3.30pm Meat Wool Cup (Sheep) – Alliance NZ Sheep Pavilion
4.00pm Mint Lamb Competition Taste Test Judging – Sheep Exhibitors’ Club

Entertainment Highlights
11.00am 150th Show Opening Ceremony – MORE FM Stage, Village Green
12.00pm Horrietta the Hermit Sheep will be shorn – Shearing Pavilion
12.30 & 2.30pm Mandy Pickering and Band - MORE FM Stage, Village Green
1.00pm 150th Anniversary Machinery Parade – Main Arena
1.25pm SuperValue and FreshChoice Lolly Scramble – Main Arena
1.30 & 3.30pm Moorhouse - MORE FM Stage, Village Green
3.15pm In Hand Horse and Pony Parade – Main Arena

150th Show Opening Ceremony
The Official Opening of the 150th Canterbury A&P Show will be held at 11am on Wednesday 14 November at Canterbury Agricultural Park. Canterbury A&P Association President Richard Lemon will open the 150th Show, raise the flags and unveil a plaque in recognition of the milestone year, in front of vip guests and Show visitors. The Opening will coincide with the launch of When Country Comes to Town, a commemorative book charting the history of the Association and annual Show.

Mandy Pickering and Band
Mandy Pickering’s singing career was launched with her winning performance on the last series of Stars in Their Eyes. Following her success, she has released her debut album to critical acclaim, toured throughout New Zealand and Australia and performed at a variety of events around the country. Mandy is currently recording new material, including the recently released single Anything For You. Accompanied by her talented band, Mandy will be performing a variety of her original and cover songs in her own unique soulful style.

Moorhouse
Christchurch boy band Moorhouse has made waves internationally on YouTube with the debut of their first video Titanium clocking up over 200,000 views, with over 13,000 fans on their Facebook page, since their debut in early 2012. The four piece vocal band, Brock, Rory, Jason and Rameka, are 18 year old students, currently studying music. Their sound is fresh and current pop, with a strong fan base both locally and nationally.

Mint Lamb Competition
Farmers from throughout New Zealand were invited to showcase their quality lamb and compete in the 2012 Mint Lamb Competition. Lambs were judged on the hook at an Alliance plant for Best Overall Yield with the Top Best Overall Yield from each class and then the next ten highest yielding lambs overall Tender Tested at Lincoln University. They will be Taste Tested at the Canterbury A&P Show on Wednesday 14 November with the winner announced following the judging.

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.

-ENDS-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Hager Revelations: Inquiry Into NZSIS Release Of Goff Docs

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS), Cheryl Gwyn, announced today that she would be instituting an inquiry concerning allegations that the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) might have released official information to Mr Cameron Slater, regarding briefings provided to the then Leader of the Opposition, for political purposes...

“I am satisfied there is a sufficient public interest justifying the commencement of an own-motion inquiry into the substance of the issues raised with my Office,” said Ms Gwyn. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Fish Pun Warning: By Hoki! It’s Labour’s Fisheries Policy

A Labour Government will protect the iconic Kiwi tradition of fishing by improving access to the coast, protecting the rights of recreational fishers and reviewing snapper restrictions, Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. More>>

ALSO:

It's Official: Governor General Gives Direction To Conduct Election

The Governor General has signed the writ directing the Electoral Commission to conduct the General Election on 20 September 2014. This is the formal authority to run the 2014 election, and enables candidate nominations to open tomorrow Thursday 21 August 2014. More>>

Gordon Campbell: No More Mr Nice Guy

When future historians seek to identify the exact moment when the prime ministerial career of John Key hit the downward slope, they may well point to Key’s interview yesterday with Guyon Espiner on RNZ’s Morning Report. More>>

ALSO:

Dirty (Politics) Weekend: Collins’ Admission Reason For Key To Act

"Despite claiming that the evidence about her in Nicky Hager's book was ‘false’ Judith Collins has now been forced to admit that she did send information about a Ministerial Services staff member to Cameron Slater for him to use in a baseless smear campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Potential Disasters: Underground Coal Fire On Denniston Plateau

Forest & Bird says one or more coal fires have broken out beneath the Denniston Plateau, and that the Department of Conservation (DOC) must stop Bathurst Resources’ preparatory mining work going on there until the fire or fires are extinguished. More>>

ALSO:

Bikes: Nats Plan $100 Million For Urban Cycleways

Prime Minister John Key has today announced $100 million in new funding will be made available over the next four years to accelerate cycleways in urban centres. More>>

ALSO:

New Tax Bracket, Child Poverty Fund: Greens Launch Billion Dollar Plan To Reduce Child Poverty

The Green Party has launched a billion dollar package to significantly reduce child poverty in New Zealand. The details of the plan were released at the party’s campaign launch in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news