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About the Schools Programme
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Bringing together communities of Christchurch for 158 years, the Show has gone from strength-to-strength. Promoting inclusion, acceptance and diversity, the Show champions all that is great about our region allowing visitors to take part in traditional activities focused on our heritage and culture, along with supporting the great strides we are taking in agricultural and business innovation. We believe the fundamental message of the Show lends itself well to an inspirational day out for school excursions, not forgetting, of course, the amount of fun on offer too!

On Wednesday and Thursday of the Show, School Groups are invited to attend the New Zealand Agricultural Show at a discounted rate.

We can also provide support with Health and Safety queries, along with supplying activity sheets to help structure your day.


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2019 highlights included:

He Tangata – The incredibly talented troop from He Tāngata will be taking over our Tip Top Family Lawn for a cultural experience like no other. Not only will the team take to the stage for performances taking us through Maori history, but they will also be running workshops on poi, Te Reo and more.

Children’s Sheep Shearing – Take the opportunity to be a farmer for the day, watch demonstrations and ‘have a go’ yourself.

Hazletts Farmyard – Pet, feed and learn about a variety of farmyard animals

Sheep Maternity Ward – Get in amongst the action as newborn lambs enter the world, a great experience unlike any other on offer in the city

Endurocross Motorbiking – A surefire adrenaline fix as Australasia’s finest battle it out

Blinc New Wave Innovation Tour – On Wednesday afternoon, the team at Blinc will be hosting a panel for the next generation looking at a career in agriculture, followed by a tour around the Hub, showcasing the latest developments in agri-tech

Zirka Circus – Tickets are available to purchase for $5 per student

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With much, much more on offer, this is a day not to be missed and we would like to invite you to attend on either Wednesday the 10th or Thursday 11th of November. As a School Group booking of ten or more, we are able to offer the following discounted prices:

Children – Free
Adults – Teachers/Helpers
$24 each (gate price $30)


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We will also be offering free parking to all vehicles transporting School Groups to the site, this being buses, vehicles of parent helpers etc. We can also provide support with Health and Safety protocol and even supply activity sheets to help structure the day. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact our office on 03 343 2136 or email [email protected]


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