Welcome

COVID 19 UPDATE

WE ARE OPEN – BOOK YOUR WAIMATE FUNCTION/EVENT NOW

Like many businesses, we are pleased to be able to return to business as usual as New Zealand is now at the lowest Alert Level 1. With this Alert Level comes a sense of normalcy in business and socialising. You will no longer be required to enforce physical distancing at our Venue, or other preventative measures, however a high standard of hygiene for all visitors is encouraged. Below are a few tips for your next trip to our showgrounds.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

While businesses are not required to enforce physical distancing at Alert Level 1, please let your event organizer know if you would like to continue this for the extra protection.

NOT FEELING 100%?

If you are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of the below please don’t come into our showgrounds. Stay home and consult your GP or Healthline on 0800 3585453.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sneezing or a runny nose.

Thank you for supporting our venue in Waimate and doing your part to keep New Zealand healthy and safe. We look forward to seeing your in our events again soon.

FURTHER INFORMATION

We’re working hard to ensure safe environments for you and all our staff across our showground. If you have any questions please contact show facicility manager Reto Oswald on 027 523 7878.

ABOUT US

Set at the foot of the Hunters Hills with the legendary white horse towering above the grounds, the Southern Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association was proud to host it’s inaugural A&P Show in 2011 along with a Spring Equestrian Show.

Our association is an amalgamation of the former Timaru and Waimate A&P Associations and so brings to you the combined experience of over 270 years of annual shows.

The A&P show is one of Waimate’s major annual events and the committee looks forward to bringing you more excitement and entertainment on show day. Classes are wide-ranging; from horses, ponies, sheep, alpaca, dog trials, cattle, and dairy goats; to the home industries section catering for arts, crafts, baking and floral for adults and children.

Our Spring Horse Show offers a wide-ranging programme for all levels and is the ideal springboard for the new showing season. It is ideally suited to bringing out young horses, ponies and riders as the atmosphere is very relaxed and there are none of the distractions of the traditional A&P Show.

We extend a warm invitation to all exhibitors as well as the public. All the information you need to plan your exciting family day out is available in this website, and if you have any questions, please contact us and we will do our best to help.

A&P SHOW 2020 Results

Day of superlatives at the A&P Show!

The 2020 show at the A&P Showgrounds was all about from strawberries to creative madness, from jazz to crazy bikes and of course from farm animals to modern and vintage machinery.

The absolute winners of the day were you, our kind and keen supporters, who came and had fun exploring the variety of offerings at this important community event. Without you there wouldn’t be any A&P Show! The Best Trade Stand 2020 was awarded to Matai Nursery and the Best Machinery Exhibit to Kinsman Contracting – well done you two and a big thank you also to all other exhibitors for joining us for the day. Special thanks to our schools and huge congratulations to all the students who got creative and filled the Creative Hub with most amazing art pieces. It was a hard task and a slow process for the judges to pick the winners, and for sure not a job to envy! The smell of the competing flowers and sight of yummy baking was the icing on the cake at the Creative Hub.

2020 A&P Show, despite all the challenges, now successfully completed the committee is looking forward to bringing the Waimate community its 2021 show – so you mark the date already – on Saturday 6 November.

Last but not least this show would not have been possible with the help of our generous sponsors and donors. So please get behind them and support them as much as you can.

RESULTS NOVEMBER A&P SHOW – FULL SHOW RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you !!

Venue

Please contact the Association Manager for pricing and booking information.

Membership

For just $25 per year, or $225 Life Membership, you can enjoy these benefits:

  •      Reduced entry fees
  •      FREE admission for you, your partner and children under 15 years to our A&P show
  •      FREE admission and parking for your vehicle

Subscriptions must be paid before entries close to qualify for benefits.

Becoming a member is as simple as either completing your entry form and including your membership fee.

Or you can simply send us you name, address, phone and e-mail if applicable, along with your membership fee to:  Waimate A&P Association PO Box 153 WAIMATE 7960 South Canterbury.

Officers

2019/2020

PRESIDENT: Tim Mehrtens

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: James Davis

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT: John Mehrtens

JUNIOR VICE PRESIDENT: Hugh Wigley


TREASURER: Dan Studholme

MANAGER: Reto Oswald

GROUNDSMAN: P Bailey

SHOW SECRETARY: Katrina Kelly

GENERAL COMMITTEE: J Neave, T Douglass, M Chamberlain, I Jackson, J Johnson, I van Neuren, P Harrison, D Morgan, C Pankhurst, H Wigley, N Ruddenklau, J Guy, D McCulloch, W Sheddan, W White, C Ruddenklau, A Hopkinson, L Tait, D (David) Studholme, H Studholme, C Wilson, J Guilford, J Thomas, L Smart


PATRONS: J Andrews, M Studholme, M Coles, J Deans MP, C Ruddenklau