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Shrek the Third, Tweenies 165th Easter Show Stars

Shrek the Third and Tweenies Stars of 165th Royal Easter Show

A touch of Hollywood royalty features in this year’s Royal Easter Show, with Princess Fiona and her Shrek the Third co-stars amongst the line-up at the 165th annual Auckland event.

Making her first appearance in New Zealand, Princess Fiona is joined by Donkey, Puss In Boots and of course Shrek in a live show version of the Dreamworks’ animated hit movie. Exclusive to the Royal Easter Show, the Shrek the Third stars feature in an all-singing, all-dancing musical adventure with the voices of Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas.

International smash hit the BBC children’s series The Tweenies also gets top billing in its very own live stage show which features all four - Tweenies, Bella, Milo, Fizz and Jake - and the unique Tweenies Activity Clock with full ‘animatronics’.

New Zealand’s largest and most varied family festival, the 165 year-old Royal Easter Show has something to suit all ages and interests, bringing town and country together with top new international acts and a host of other attractions.

The Cadbury Crème Egg Circus EGGstravaganza is back with the premier of an all-new circus spectacular Out of Africa. A troop of African performers together with internationally acclaimed acts from across the globe create a breathtaking circus performance like no other.

Circus acts of skill, balance and speed, mix with aerial performers and magic that will leave you spellbound. From African comedians to Mongolian balance artists, Out of Africa is international, vibrant and incredibly exciting.

Prepare to be thrilled by the Kiwi Lumberjacks as they battle it out in a new action-packed show, an old-style lumberjack competition complete with razor sharp axes, big cross cut saws, fast chainsaws and log-rolling on water.

All the old favourites remain including the ever-popular carnival, street entertainers, The Great Cadbury Bunny Show, Royal Easter Cat Show, New Zealand’s art show and competition the Royal Easter Show Art Awards, A&P Competitions, Lion Foundation Royal Easter Show Shears, and ASB Farm Zone where kids can get up close to learn about farm animals.

Check out the Show’s new website with great new activities like colouring-in competitions along with show information, travel tips and more.

New this year, two lucky families will win a family holiday at Warner Village Theme Parks on the Gold Coast, Australia with flights, five nights accommodation, theme park tickets and NZ$1,000 spending money included. Simply fill out the back of your entry ticket and drop it in the entry box onsite at the Show. Or visit for more details on a second chance to win.

Open 9am-9pm Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 March and 9am-6pm Monday 24 March at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland. Parking available in adjacent Pururi Drive Football Fields.

Family passes are great value at $36 for a family of two adults and up to three children, with adults $16, senior citizens $11, children $6 and under-2s for free. All shows and attractions are included in the entry price, excluding carnival rides.

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