Celebrating our 160th anniversary in 2023, we are New Zealand’s oldest and largest Agricultural and Pastoral Association. We have a strong heritage of celebrating excellence in agriculture and building a connected rural community.
While we will always celebrate our heritage and community spirit, we are also in a unique position as agricultural leaders. We work with agricultural and political leaders, break down the rural/urban divide and help them progress agriculture in innovative and socially conscious ways.
We are highly connected across the agricultural sector due to:
Location in New Zealand’s largest food & fibre region
Expertise and skillset held by our board and general committee
Wide diversity of knowledge and appreciation in many agricultural & pastoral areas.
Focused on the future of the sector and affecting change - not just showing.
Canterbury A&P Association is more than a membership organisation or event provider, it’s a community of passionate agricultural professionals who are proud of the work they do.
Our members and stakeholders celebrate successes, share ideas, advocate, grow and progress agriculture together.
CAPA’s role is to be the foundation for this community, to provide spaces to celebrate excellence, share ideas and learn. To support others in their pursuit of progress and to build the foundations for the future of agriculture in Canterbury.
At the heart of everything we do is rural leadership.