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NZ Cup and Show Week partners with Māia Health Foundation

Thursday 1 September 2016

NZ Cup and Show Week partners with Māia Health Foundation

New Zealand’s biggest and most exciting spring festival, NZ Cup and Show Week, is joining forces with Māia Health Foundation in 2016.

The partnership was announced by cricketer and Māia Ambassador Brendon McCullum and Councillor Raf Manji at Christchurch Casino on Thursday 1 September. The announcement marked not only the first day of spring, but the beginning of ticket sales for the events.

“Māia is on a mission to enhance the health experience in Canterbury, and all eyes are on Canterbury during NZ Cup and Show Week, so there’s no better time to get Māia and its mission on everyone’s radar,” Mr McCullum says.

“Māia is currently raising money for the redevelopment of Christchurch Hospital for enhancements to a larger rooftop helipad and children’s facilities,” Mr McCullum says. “Cantabrians and South Islanders turn out for NZ Cup and Show Week in droves, so it’s great that it’s them and their families that will be the direct recipients of the good that comes out of this partnership.”

NZ Cup and Show Week guests can give to Māia when purchasing their tickets or a Māia #goodtogreat wristband at one of the week’s ever-popular events, including the Canterbury A&P Show and the races at Addington Raceway and Riccarton Park Racecourse. Tickets are available now from

Cr Manji says there’s no better place to be than Christchurch during NZ Cup and Show Week.

“There’s something for everyone, and it’s not just for locals,” he says. “NZ Cup and Show Week draws people from all over New Zealand and the world who want to sample Canterbury at its best – excitement on the track, a chance to dress up, and a taste of the rural life.

“November really is Canterbury’s chance to shine,” Cr Manji says. “It’s the biggest thing going in New Zealand in springtime.”

The eight days of celebration begin on Saturday 5 November:

Saturday 5 November
Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day (Riccarton Park Racecourse)

Tuesday 8 November
Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day (Addington Raceway)

Westfield Riccarton Style Stakes (Addington Raceway)

Wednesday 9 November
Canterbury A&P Show (ASB Agricultural Park)
Couplands Bakeries Mile (Riccarton Park Racecourse)

Thursday 10 November
Canterbury A&P Show (ASB Agricultural Park)
Christchurch Casino New Zealand Greyhound Cup (Addington Raceway)

Friday 11 November
Canterbury A&P Show (ASB Agricultural Park)
Show Day Races (Addington Raceway)

Saturday 12 November
Christchurch Casino NZ Cup and 1000 Guineas Day
Fashion in the Field – Riccarton (Riccarton Park Racecourse)

More information of the week’s events, and tickets, are available at

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