Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Kennel Club takes Northern Classic Show to Taupo

NZ Kennel Club takes Northern Classic Show to Taupo

The NZ Kennel Club today announced that the Northern Classic Dog Show will be hosted by Taupo for the next five years 2006 - 2010.

“This is a fantastic announcement for dog people in the North Island and will be of significant economic benefit to Taupo, with over 1,000 people expected to pack the town at Anzac weekend 2006,” said Lesley Chalmers, president of the NZ Kennel Club.

The Northern Classic Dog Show is sponsored by Premier Exhibitions and has been secured by Taupo with the support of Destination Lake Taupo.

The NZ Kennel Club is the organization of responsible dog owners. During 22 - 25 April 2006, Taupo will host four days of pure-bred dog shows, obedience competitions, and agility events (think of TUX Wonder Dogs on TV.)

The Classic Dog Shows are second only in prestige to the National Dog Show and are being reinstated after a break of seven years. The last Northern Classic was held in Auckland.

Taupo MP and Minister of Local Government Mark Burton is delighted at the news. "This is good news for Taupo which will benefit from over a thousand visitors next April and for the next four years.

"It's also good news for good dog owners throughout the North Island. The Labour-led Government is encouraging people who take seriously their responsibilities as dog owners and we want them to be able to enjoy the companionship of their animals," said Mr Burton.

"Securing the event has been a collaborative effort between Destination Lake Taupo and Taupo Venues and we're thrilled that the NZ Kennel Club is committing to holding the Northern Classic at Taupo for the next five years," said Destination Lake Taupo's Warwick Hall. His agency is responsible for bringing events to the Taupo region, other recent successes include the International Six Day Enduro and OXFAM Trailwalker.

"Now the dog world is bringing around 1,100 people to town. That will help keep Taupo booming," said Mr Hall

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Gordon Campbell: On The Newshub/Smokefree Twin Fiascos


Here’s a tale of two sunset industries. One has a track record of quality investigative reporting, and sound reportage of the 24/7 news cycle. The other sunset industry peddles a deadly substance that kills and injures tens of thousands of New Zealanders every year, while imposing significant annual costs on the public health system.

Which industry is this government rushing to assist..?
More


 
 


ACT: New Zealand Dodges Dopey Experiment In Prohibition

“Labour’s attempted crackdown on smokers would have delivered criminal groups a near-monopoly over the cigarette trade,” says ACT Health spokesman Todd Stephenson... More


Government: Backs Police To Crackdown On Gangs
The coalition Government is restoring law and order by providing police new tools to crack down on criminal gangs, says Justice Minister Paul Goldsmith and Police Minister Mark Mitchell. “Over the last five years gangs have recruited more than 3000 members, a 51 per cent increase... More


Government: Humanitarian Support For Gaza & West Bank

Winston Peters has announced NZ is providing a further $5M to respond to the extreme humanitarian need in Gaza and the West Bank. “The impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on civilians is absolutely appalling," he said... More


Government: New High Court Judge Appointed

Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister Jason Scott McHerron as a High Court Judge. Justice McHerron graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in English Literature in 1994 and an LLB in 1996... More

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels


 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.