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Wednesday at the Show

Wednesday 14 November 2012
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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.

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.


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