Wanaka A&P Show News

The Wanaka A&P Show is a vibrant, bustling example of an important Kiwi tradition. More than 40,000 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.

Its a wrap for the 2018 Wanaka A&P Show

The 81st Wanaka A&P Show, held at the stunning Wanaka lake front Show grounds was once again a huge success. Set in the beautiful autumn weather the annual show has an ever-increasing reputation as one of the key South Island events. Attracting people from all over New Zealand and injecting more than $11m into the […]

Wanaka A&P Show Celebrating 20th Jack Russell Race

The Wanaka A&P Show are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their famous Plains Irrigators Jack Russell race, at next month’s show on March 9-10. Since the inception in 1998, the race has gained in popularity now averaging 50 very active Jack Russell’s. Event Manager Jane Stalker says, “It’s always very entertaining, as there is no […]

Win a $10,000 Spa Pool at the Wanaka Show!

The Wanaka A&P Show are excited to announce that they have gone electronic with their ticketing system for the 2018 Show. Event Manager Jane Stalker says “Due to the overwhelming success of the Show, and its continued growth we needed to review the entry system. The aim is to reduce the queues and make access […]

2018 Wanaka A&P Show Preparations in Full Swing

The Wanaka Show is renowned as one of the most picturesque A&P show’s in the country, set on the stunning Wanaka lake front. Scheduled for March 9-10, 2018 the organisers are expecting similar crowd numbers to last year’s record breaking 40,000. “The show keeps evolving and growing every year and we’re excited about what’s on […]

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 anniversary […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kiwi equestrian icon guest of honour at Wanaka Show

Kiwi equestrian icon Catriona Williams to be guest of honour at Wanaka A&P Show One of the most well-known females in New Zealand equestrian circles is coming to the Wanaka A&P Show next month. Catriona Williams, who represented NZ on the international stages at Badminton in 1997-1999 and the Open European Championships at Burghley in […]

$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 […]

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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