Paparoa A&P Show

North Kaipara Agricultural Association

A & P SHOW DAY 03.02.2018 09:00 AM 16 Days 17 Hr. 54 Min.
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Indoor Supervisor: Stella Clyde (09)4318804  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Indoor Committee:
Stella Clyde: (09)4318804 & (021)1490877
Geoffrey Fergusson
Melinda Birt
Joy Bonham
Sue Skelton
Hilery Poyner (09)4317330

The Indoor Section is held in the Paparoa War Memorial Hall on State Highway 12. Travelling West out of Paparoa, go past the Paparoa Hotel on the left and the Paparoa War Memorial Hall is next on the right. There is short-term parking beside the Hall and free long term parking in the Showground (go through the Main Showground entry to reach this).

Entries/exhibits to be in place by:
Schoolwork - on or before Wednesday 18th January to Elizabeth Metcalf, Ph (09)4317507
Dahlia Section: Phone in entries Thursday 4th Feb. 12pm – 4pm
Photography - Thursday evening 4th Feb. 6pm - 8 pm

All other sections/classes:  
Either Thursday evening 2nd Feb. 6pm - 8pm
Or Friday 3rd Feb. 8am - 11.45am.
No admittance to the Hall from noon Friday during judging - except for stewards & officials
Final deadline for all entries - 11.45 am on Friday 3rd February

Entry Fees
Multiple entries in all classes allowed unless otherwise stated
Home Brew Section - $1.00 per entry
Children’s Section pre-school children free, school children 20 cents per entry
All other sections - $0.50 per entry

Entries can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that labels can be preprinted for you to collect on Thursday or Friday saving time for you at the hall

All entry forms must be left at the Indoor Section Office so that prize money can be calculated ready for collection on Saturday.
Judging will be done by an independent panel of invited judges from other A&P Shows in Northland. Stewards provide administrative support for the judges – they do not make judging decisions.
First $3.00, Second $1.00 unless stated otherwise on the relevant section page. Prize giving and drawing of the raffle at 3pm. Raffle prizes on display in the hall Friday and Saturday. All prize money will be paid out at Indoor Section Office after prize-giving. Prize money not collected will be placed in Show funds. The Committee reserves the right to allocate any donations received where necessary. In all sections the Committee may award sponsors' products in lieu of prize money at recommended retail price of an equal or greater value.
Exhibitors may collect their articles after prize giving. The Hall will be closed for 30 minutes after prize giving to give stewards time to sort out the entries.

Insurance cover is the responsibility of the exhibitor
Stewards are helpful but are not responsible for loss of or damage to exhibits.
* All exhibits in knitting, crochet, art, craft and hobbies can only be entered for three years and must be the work of an amateur
* A novice is a person who has never won a first prize in the class entered
* If anyone has any queries about in any section or class please contact the steward for that section
* Please present your NKAA member’s ticket at the entrance gate on Saturday or admission will be charged
* To become a member please contact the Secretary – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As one of the longest running shows in New Zealand the indoor section has had a long and interesting history. It has always provided the opportunity for competition. The early days saw amazing lacework, crochet, knitting and handwork completed by the clever ladies of the district. There was fierce competition for the lightest sponge cake and preserves. Many of these skills are uncommon in these days of instant foods. One of the memorable battles was for the best dahlias - now Jill Mills, Trevor Brljevich and Jordyn Smith continue the tradition with maybe Charlee Kerr joining in 2017. With the changes in lifestyles our local show has moved with the times and has the largest number of classes that can be entered in the North. The photo section always has an amazing collection of beautiful photos. For the children there is a Trevor Brljevich cup for any young person under 16 with the best collection of six vegetables and the varied children's section. So time to download your schedule from this website - get the children checking out the things they can enter - and the things you may like to enter. The show is so much more fun when you participate and help make it even better. Note: you can email in your entries so that your labels are printed ready when you bring your exhibits to the hall. Entries must be taken in and entered Friday morning before 11.45am. Photos can be entered earlier by completing an entry form with payment and posting them or handing them in at Skelton's Drapery.
Have a go and enter into the fun of the Paparoa Show!!