Upbeat year for Canterbury A and P Association
4 March 2013
Upbeat year for Association
The Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association have released their Annual Report announcing results for the financial year ending 31 December 2012. Driven by the successful 150th anniversary celebrations, perfect Showtime weather and a Showday visit by HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, 2012 was an ‘upbeat year’ for the Association, resulting in a surplus of $77,156 versus a $10,922 loss for the year ending 2011.
The 150th Canterbury A&P Show, hosted by the Canterbury A&P Association, attracted 560 trade exhibitors, 6974 livestock and feature competition entries and 123,000 visitors over the three days in November.
“The Canterbury A&P Association in 2012 is so much more than the sum of its parts than at any point in its 150 year history. The year under review has been one of unprecedented challenge but the Association’s performance has been sound. As always what the balance sheet does not reveal are the non-financial absolutes that comprise the voluntary, untiring effort, commitment and enthusiasm that underpin the Canterbury A&P Show success made by Committee members, volunteers and the event management team”, commented Canterbury A&P Association Board Chair Doug Marsh.
Directors’ outlook for 2013 is cautiously optimistic. “The Christchurch rebuild, migration increase, rural sector growth, Show brand image and identity, are positive elements influencing Directors’ outlook. Economic indicators show that Canterbury will have a massive GDP growth over next few years as it is revitalised”, added Marsh.
The 2013 Canterbury A&P Show will be held Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 November at Canterbury Agricultural Park in Christchurch.
The Annual General Meeting of the Canterbury A&P Association will be held Wednesday 20 March 2013, commencing at 3pm at the Sheep Exhibitors’ Club at Canterbury Agricultural Park, Christchurch. All members of the Association are invited to attend.