In 1997, the Show moved to the Canterbury Agricultural Park, New Zealand’s first purpose built Show facility.
After an agreement was reached in 2001, Christchurch City Council purchased a significant portion of land from the Association, with the Association retaining the right to use that land for the annual Show. The Park is neighbor to the Ngā Puna Wai reserve and, although historically used for solely agricultural events, will soon welcome the development of an extensive sports hub.
Located 5 kilometres from central Christchurch, the park is also home to Riding for the Disabled, Canterbury Saleyards, the Mainland Motorcycle School, Halswell Pony Club, and the South Island German Shepherd League.
The Park welcomes various events throughout the year including the Ram & Ewe Sale, Horse & Pony Breeders Show, Spring into Action and many more.
To book the venue for an event, please contact Christchurch City Council on 03 941 8888 or phone free on 0800 800169 for Banks Peninsula residents. Unfortunately, due to noise restrictions, the Park cannot host music or motor sport events.
The New Zealand Agricultural Show is run by the Canterbury A&P Association.
The Canterbury A&P Association is a membership based organisation, which celebrated 150 years in 2012. The Association's mission is to further the progress of agriculture in Canterbury and New Zealand, through the annual New Zealand Agricultural Show.
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