Wanaka A&P Show News

The Wanaka A&P Show is a vibrant, bustling example of an important Kiwi tradition. More than 35,000 people come to the Show each year to experience the best of rural life in a spectacular lakeside setting in the heart of central Wanaka. Follow our news blog to stay up to date with all of the latest news and information about the Wanaka A&P Show.

2017 National Golden Fleece Exhibition

To Be hosted by the Upper Clutha A&P Association – the 2017 National Golden Fleece Exhibition. Date: Friday 23 & Saturday 24 June 2017 Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre, Ardmore Street, Wanaka Time: 10am – 5pm Event open for viewing – Displays, Stalls, Working Exhibits. Stall Highlights Click here to download an entry

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Annabel Langbein

Popular celebrity cook, best-selling author and TV personality Annabel Langbein is expected to draw record crowds to next month’s Wanaka A&P Show.   The Wanaka local, who has achieved phenomenal success in New Zealand and internationally with her cookbooks and TV show The Free Range Cook, will present live cooking demonstrations at the Show’s 80th

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Topp Twins

Twin sisters, Jools and Lynda Topp, aka the Topp Twins, are New Zealand’s “national treasures” who have been entertaining audiences with their distinctive brand of original music and character comedy for more than 30 years. Household names in NZ, they have also enjoyed international success performing at festivals such as Montreal’s Just For Laughs, the

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Huge Crowds

Huge crowds exceed expectations at Wanaka Show   At least 40,000 people have turned out to the 79th annual Wanaka A&P Show this weekend – smashing last year’s crowd record by 5,000. The Show grows in number every year but the 14% increase in attendants over the two-day event has exceeded expectations of the organisers.

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Free Park & Ride

  Free park-and-ride service to ease traffic issues at 2016 Wanaka A&P Show   Visitors to this year’s Wanaka A&P Show are being offered a free park-and-ride shuttle service to the lakeside Showgrounds.   The initiative is a trial this year, to be held on the second day of the Show, on March 12. It is aimed

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Unprecedented entertainment lineup

A jam-packed programme of live entertainment and interactive family fun will be one of the major drawcards for this year’s annual Wanaka A&P Show, held on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 March 2016.   The Wanaka Show attracts more than 35,000 people from around the country every year and organisers are predicting another successful event

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$10.9 Million Contributed to Local Economy

MEDIA RELEASE FROM WANAKA A&P SHOW  The 2015 Wanaka A&P Show brought almost $10.9 million worth of direct economic benefits to the area, an independent study has found. The report, prepared by Opinions Market Research Ltd, reveals that the total expenditure by trade exhibitors, volunteers, spectators and competitors over the two-day event in March was

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Wanaka Show Enters NZAEP Awards

The Wanaka A&P Show has entered into this years New Zealand AEP awards. The New Zealand Association of Event Professionals (NZAEP) is an independent events industry body: leading, celebrating and standing up for every aspect of the events sector. This winter, the NZAEP will recognise excellence in the Events sector with the annual NZAEP Event Awards, held

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