A little bit of the country, 1920-style, came to Whanga¯ rei on November 11, 1971 for an Agriculture Week parade up Cameron St. The horse and spring cart in the photo, taken by then Northern Advocate chief photographer Warren Spiers, was entered by the Whanga¯ rei A&P Society which was holding its annual Whanga¯ rei Show at Kensington Park on November 12 and 13 that year. The Summer Show later moved to Barge Showgrounds in Maunu. The show is on this Saturday at the showgrounds from 9am-4.30pm.
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