Pres­i­dents wel­come

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Wel­come to the 75th An­nual Up­per Clutha A&P Show. As we re­flect on the past 75 years, many changes have been brought about but our core pur­pose of show cas­ing our ru­ral back­ground is still as strong as it was at the in­cep­tion of this event.

The show ring and pavil­ions pro­vided an av­enue for our agri­cul­tural and pas­toral mem­bers to pit their stock and pro­duce against one an­other for judg­ing.

Over the years sec­tions have come and gone ac­cord­ing to the trends of the era, work­ing horses gave way to plea­sure hacks, sheep and cat­tle breeds have evolved but pikelets and scones are still a sta­ple ta­ble fare of the coun­try home and they are one of the many home­made prod­ucts that are will be on dis­play in the Pav­il­ion.

We also re­mem­ber those that have served on the com­mit­tee and all those who have vol­un­teered their time year af­ter year.

We are in­debted to the sup­port that is so freely given. Many of our cur­rent life mem­bers and com­mit­tee mem­bers have fam­ily links through the years, such is the con­nec­tion that makes this show so very spe­cial.

To our com­peti­tors, with­out you there would be no show, thank you bring­ing your stock to present for judg­ing. We are af­ter all cel­e­brat­ing qual­ity live­stock and home in­dus­try wares.

CRT, our Strate­gic Part­ner have been with us now for five years and it is an al­liance that re­flects our com­mon ru­ral her­itage.

To all our spon­sors and do­na­tors, our sin­cere thanks for your con­tin­ued sup­port.

Please show your sup­port to those that sup­port the show.

New for this year is a Gypsy Cob sec­tion.

Re­cently af­fil­i­ated with the RAS these horses will be an ex­cit­ing ad­di­tion to Satur­day af­ter­noon’s classes.

We have a full two days of en­ter­tain­ment planned so please join us in some fun help­ing us cel­e­brate 75 years by dress­ing in the fash­ion of the era.

En­cour­age friends and fam­ily who have never been to the show to come and en­joy the at­mos­phere.

We have 423 Trade ex­hibitors this year, com­pared with 385 last year, along with the two stages and the var­i­ous forms of en­ter­tain­ment, mu­sic and a Ki­wiana show sched­uled through­out the two days, there is in­deed some­thing for ev­ery­one.

We also are proud to an­nounce that Steve Han­son, in­cum­bent All Black coach, will be our guest show opener on Satur­day and on Fri­day John Key will be en­joy­ing the sights.

Fe Howie PRES­I­DENT Wanaka warmly wel­comes ev­ery­one, res­i­dent, vis­i­tor and hon­oured guests alike, to en­joy its an­nual Agri­cul­tural and Pas­toral Show as it cel­e­brates the mile­stone of reach­ing its 75th year.

I con­grat­u­late and thank the Up­per Clutha A&P So­ci­ety for the suc­cess of the show over the past decades. I am con­fi­dent it will pro­vide some­thing for ev­ery­one to en­joy.

Its long his­tory, stun­ning lo­ca­tion and un­doubted suc­cess en­shrines this show as one of New Zealand’s most iconic ru­ral events. As al­ways, our ru­ral her­itage and cur­rent farm­ing prac­tises will be show­cased, en­hanced by the many pavil­ions, trade stalls and com­pet­i­tive show ring events.

Please join with us in cel­e­brat­ing 75 years of agri­cul­tural and pas­toral ex­cel­lence. En­joy the show and en­joy Wanaka.

Lyal Cocks, Deputy Mayor QLDC Chair­per­son Wanaka Com­mu­nity Board

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