Paparoa A&P Show

North Kaipara Agricultural Association

A & P SHOW DAY 50 Days 14 Hr. 57 Min.
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WHERE AND WHEN
The 141st Paparoa A&P Show will be held on Saturday 4th February 2017 at the Paparoa Showgrounds in Paparoa. Paparoa is easy to find: it is 20 minutes from the Brynderwyn corner on State Highway 12 going west towards Dargaville from State Highway 1.
 
Travel times (in minutes) from various towns are:
 
Auckland 100
Dargaville 35
Kaiwaka 30
Mangawhai 50
Ruakaka 50
Ruawai 15
Silverdale/Orewa 75
Waipu 35
Warkworth 55
Wellsford 40
Whangarei 50
 
Go through the picturesque Paparoa Village and you cannot miss the Showgrounds on the right-hand side at 2062 Paparoa Valley Road. Look for the large yellow sign at the front gate.
 
WHAT'S ON
There is nothing quite like an A&P Show. It's pure Kiwi. The Paparoa Show is a fun day for the whole family with events and entertainment for all ages.

You will see:
  • Team Roping: The Team Roping arena will have a full-on programme of working horse riding, roping, bull riding and rodeo activities. Great to watch and very safe behind the barriers.
  • Equestrian: If you like horses you will thoroughly enjoy the equestrian events. You will see show jumping and dressage.The competitors put a lot of effort into their personal grooming and their horse grooming. The Pleasure Ring with its various height jumps is where riders of all ages and experience, enter their horses.
  • Cattle: The Show attracts pedigree animals of various breeds. Beautifully presented, calm animals, that allow you to get up close and personal.
  • Dairy Goats: Quiet beautiful pedigree animals, adults and kids. Pet goats are also on display.
  • Wood-chopping: Big burly axemen attacking tree stumps and cutting them through in record time. Novices to veterans - they compete strenuously. You will enjoy watching them.
  • Shearing: People watch this for hours. Skilled shearers compete against each other with the result determined by the speed and quality of the shear.
  • Dog agility: Clever dogs showing off.
  • Indoor Section: The biggest Indoor Section in Northland. Exhibitors enter food, flowers, fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, photography, schoolwork and artwork. A colourful display every year - keeping the Show tradition alive and healthy.
  • Show Market Stalls: A wide variety on offer, from arts and crafts to food and produce, to information providers. Bring your purse because there will be so much to tempt you.
  • Farming Attractions: Vintage equipment and other items of rural interest.
  • Food and drinks: There will be several places dotted throughout the Show to buy food and drinks.

GATE FEES
Adults: $10, Children: $5 per child for the first two children. All others are free. Children under 5 are free too.


FACILITIES
  • EFTPOS
    Need cash out? No problem, we have an EFTPOS machine for you to use.
  • FREE PARKING
    There is ample on-site parking and it is all free.
  • TOILETS
    There are a good number of Portaloos on the day as well as permanent toilets in the Hall and a toilet block.
  • ST JOHN AMBULANCE
    St John are on hand to give immediate attention to accidents and any medical event.
  • SEATING AND SHELTER
    There are places to sit and escape the sun throughout the Showground. But none-the-less please bring your sunscreen, hats and sunglasses. It is usually a hot day for the Paparoa Show.
  • PICNICS
    There are many options as to where you can set up your picnic within the Showground.

RULES ON THE DAY
  • SMOKE FREE SHOW
    Smoking is prohibited everywhere on the Showground.
  • ALCOHOL
    Alcohol is not allowed nor is it available on the Showground, but the Thirsty Tui is just a few steps down the road (a gate pass card which we will give you when you exit will allow you back in again)
  • NO DOGS ALLOWED
    Unauthorised dogs are not allowed anywhere on the Showground. They will be required to be removed immediately and any competitor with an unauthorised dog will be disqualified. Dogs allowed by legislation e.g. guide dogs or police dogs and competition dogs are permitted on the Showground.
  • STEWARDS AND OFFICIALS
    Livestock Exhibitors must follow the instructions of Stewards and Officials. Exhibitors are responsible for ensuring animals are kept under control at all times. The North Kaipara Agricultural Association Inc. reserves the right to order immediate removal from the Showground any animal it considers dangerous, unruly or unmanageable.