Trade Stand Terms & Conditions

Trade Stand Terms & Conditions




  • 1.1 By submitting the Trade Site Application Form, you agree to the following Terms & Conditions for the 2024 New Zealand Agricultural Show.
  • 1.2 The Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Association (CAPA) may accept or decline any application for exhibiting rights.
  • 1.3 A deposit of 20% of the booking (including GST) must accompany an application. If your application is declined the deposit will be refunded to you.
  • 1.4 If cancellation is received before the 1st of September 2024 all monies will be reimbursed in full.             
  • 1.5 CAPA will endeavour to offer clients the first option of the same or a similar site each year. To ensure you have priority, complete the Trade Application Form online & pay your deposit upon booking. In some instances, changes to the Canterbury Agricultural Park layout may impact this. We will do our best to provide similar positions within the park but do not guarantee this.
  • 1.6 Trade Site fees are subject to change and may differ from those advertised in the Trade & Sponsorship Information Pack.
  • 1.7 Food providers selling from a stall/vehicle must send a photo(s) of their stall/vehicle(s) and a copy of their Health Certificate of Registration and Stall Licence with their Trade Application Form.
  • 1.8 Use of compostable packaging and recyclable materials is a requirement for all trade exhibitors at the Show. Confirmation of this trade site agreement includes committing to our sustainable packaging policies. These policies will be communicated in detail in June 2024.


  • 2.1 All fees must be paid in full no later than 30 September 2024. Any late payments will incur a 10% late payment fee.
  • 2.2 If all fees are not received by 30 September 2024 the site may also be offered for resale by CAPA. If the site is resold by CAPA you will not be entitled to a refund of any moneys paid.
  • 2.3 All admission tickets and vehicle passes will be sent out electronically once final payment has been received.
  • 2.4 Trade Exhibitors not fully paid up will not be allowed to the site for set up until all fees have been paid.
  • 2.5 20% of the total site fee shall be retained if the event is cancelled after 1st October 2024.
  • 2.6 Debt collection fees will be incurred on any payments not made to CAPA in accordance with these terms and conditions.


  • 3.1 The 2024 New Zealand Agricultural Show will be open to the public from Wednesday 13 November to Friday 15 November 2024.
  • 3.2 The gates will open to the public at 8 am and close at 5.30 pm.
  • 3.3 Exhibitors must have their stands fully operational during the advertised opening hours of the Show. Personnel must be in attendance between 8 am to 5.30 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Failure to comply with this requirement will incur a noncompliance fee of $100 per hour the stand is closed or not attended.


  • 4.1 The Exhibitor must only display or offer for sale those products approved by the Association in your trade site application. Where the Association has offered exclusivity of display or sale of a product or service to another Exhibitor or Sponsor, the Exhibitor will not be entitled to display or offer the same product or service to the public.
  • 4.2 The General Manager, or other person appointed by the CAPA, has the power to enter an Exhibitor’s site at any time and remove any article, sign, picture or printed matter which in his/her opinion may cause offence to the public, or is not in keeping with the requirements of the CAPA.
  • 4.3 Trade Exhibitors must display the company name and site number, minimum A4 size, in plain view for identification purposes.
  • 4.4 The grounds will be marked out the weeks prior to the Show and exhibits will be able to be set up from Wednesday 6 November 2024 for outside/uncovered sites, please note security starts on Saturday 9 November at 6 pm. All inside/covered features are available for setup from 9 am Monday 11 November 2024.
  • 4.5 All displays must be set up by 7 pm Tuesday 12 November 2024.
  • 4.6 All sites will be measured using the Association’s measuring wheel. This measuring wheel will be the official measurement tool for all display sites.
  • 4.7 All excavations, tent pegs, etc. must be 2 metres inside all roadway curbing. All Park services (power, water and irrigation) are situated underground. Exhibitors are required to contact the Operations Manager on 03 343 3033 prior to driving any pegs or making any excavation on their sites as in many cases services are buried within the boundaries of a site. If an Exhibitor causes damage to underground services and has not checked the location of the services, with the Operations Manager, or followed instructions, they will be liable for all costs to repair the damage. An underground services map document will be available online prior to the show, for a guideline when planning your site display. There are high voltage power cables underground so please communicate to your staff the danger and requirement to liaise with event management.
  • 4.8 Outdoor exhibitors must take all steps to ensure their site is returned to its original condition within 7 (seven) days following the closing of the Show. Failure to do so will result in the Exhibitor having to pay costs as per 15.4 and/or a bond being placed on the Exhibitor for subsequent events.
  • 4.9 The use of amplifiers or loudspeakers by Exhibitors is at the discretion of CAPA.
  • 4.10 Rubbish on Sites: standard recycling protocols have been adopted by the New Zealand Agricultural Show. Exhibitors are required to comply with recycling instructions at the event. Any Exhibitor leaving rubbish on sites will be liable for a fine of $500 as well as the cost of removing the rubbish.
  • 4.11 Exhibitors cannot distribute any printed material for their company from any location on the Showgrounds except within the boundaries of their own site unless prior permission is granted by the General Manager.
  • 4.12 No animals (including dogs), except those entered in the Catalogue, part of a Trade Display or guide dogs, will be allowed on the Showgrounds without the written permission of the  Events Manager.
  • 4.13 Where live cattle or deer form part of a trade display the Exhibitor is responsible for:
    1. Ensuring all stock have completed all TB testing requirements as per Animal Health Board testing regulations.
    2. Ensuring all stock are identified in accordance with current NAIT legal requirements. For more information call 0800 624 843 or visit
  • 4.14 Any sheep included as part of a Trade Display must include a Brucellosis Certificate with their Trade Application Form.
  • 4.15 Any alpacas/llamas included as part of a Trade Display must belong to a clear TB herd where whole herd testing is performed in accordance with the AANZ Voluntary TB Scheme and must include a TB certificate with their Trade Application Form.
  • 4.16 Damage caused to any pavilion, marquee or CAPA property during the Show by an Exhibitor or their display will be the responsibility of the Exhibitor. Exhibitors are to take due care in the setting up and dismantling of exhibits. If partitions are not returned in the condition in which they were delivered, Peek Display and CAPA retains the right to charge the cost of repair or replacement to the Exhibitor.
  • 4.17 Exhibitors in the covered Retail Pavilion accept the possibility there will be a wool auction run between the hours of 8 am to 2 pm on Thursday 8 November 2024 in the Southeast corner of the covered Retail Pavilion. All care will be taken by CAPA to keep noise levels to a minimum during this time. CAPA shall not be liable to the Exhibitor for any compensation whatsoever as a result of lost sales based on noise pollution.


  • 5.1 Where power is provided to your site, the cost of the power supply will be added to your site fee as a flat site levy.
  • 5.2 The cost of connecting power to your site is additional and requesting this service is the responsibility of the Exhibitor and will be charged separately to your site fees.
  • 5.3 Exhibitors are advised to book their site connection via our website portal before 1st September 2024.
  • 5.4 All portable electrical equipment on site must have a current electrical test and tag, complying with NZS3760 wiring regulations. All catering caravans (outside food sites) must have a current electrical WOF NZS3019.


  • 6.1 Exhibitors are advised to arrange insurance cover for their own property.
  • 6.2 All Exhibitors must have public liability insurance for an amount not less than $2,000,000 (two million dollars). Proof of this cover or an affidavit is to be produced for CAPA if requested. CAPA will not be responsible for any claim against or by an Exhibitor.
  • 6.3 During non-Show hours 5.30 pm to 8 am, the Park will be patrolled by security guards. This will start from Saturday 9 November 2024 at 6 pm through to Monday 18 November 2024 at 6 am inclusive (during non-business and Show hours). During Show hours, security issues should be directed to NZ Police. Packing out on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November, will be through Curletts Road gate only for security reasons. Exhibitors must display a Trade Exhibitors vehicle parking pass to gain entry for pack in and pack out.
  • 6.4 CAPA will take all reasonable care but will not be responsible for any losses or damage incurred at this event.


  • 7.1 Trade Exhibitors and Sponsors will be allocated vehicle parking passes as per the allocation table in the trade prospectus.
  • 7.2 Vehicle parking passes do NOT allow parking inside the grounds. These allow for servicing of display sites through the Exhibitor Gate only prior to 7.30 am each morning and after 5.30 pm each night.
  • 7.3 All service vehicles must be parked outside the security fence after 8 am daily.
  • 7.4 Trade Exhibitor entry to the Showgrounds on Show Days and for the Trade Exhibitors car park through Curletts Road 2. NOTE: To gain entry to sites on Show days, Curletts Road 1 can only be used prior to 7.30 am and after 5.30 pm, unless otherwise directed by Traffic Management. Access to the Showgrounds will be subject to notification prior to the Show. Curletts Road 2 can be used anytime for access to and from the Trade Exhibitor’s car park, subject to space availability.
  • 7.5 Car parking is available for Trade Exhibitors and Sponsors in a designated area free of charge for the duration of the Show. *All vehicles require a parking pass to enter.
  • 7.6 No vehicles are permitted to remain inside the Show area during Show hours unless on the Exhibitors site or as part of the overall display. Failure to comply will result in the vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense.
  • 7.7 Ignition keys must be removed from all vehicles not actually in use within the display areas.
  • 7.8 All vehicles must show their parking pass at the gate before being permitted into the showgrounds.
  • 7.9 Maximum vehicle speed on roads in the Showgrounds during the Show is 5km/h. All roads within the Showgrounds are for pedestrian access. Vehicles must give way and drive with extreme caution.
  • 7.10 Public safety is paramount – No unauthorised vehicles to be driven inside the perimeter fence between 8 am and 5.30 pm during Show days.


  • 8.1 Admission of Exhibitors through gates on Show days requires an Exhibitor Pass.
  • 8.2 Tickets will be allocated after full payment of fees. For allocation refer to the table Trade and Sponsorship Information pack.
  • 8.3 Additional Exhibitor Passes may be purchased at a discounted price, please request from the Trade & Sponsorship Manager.


  • 9.1 CAPA is continually reviewing its Health and Safety plan and reserves the right to change any terms relating to Health and Safety during the year. All exhibitors will be notified if the Association does so.
  • 9.2 Trade Exhibitors must follow the instructions of Show Officials and Marshals.
  • 9.3 Trade Exhibitors must comply with local body bylaws and requirements and Acts of Parliament (including OSH Act and its amendments), which govern the erection of structures, sale of liquor, the display and/or sale of machinery, vehicles and/or other products or goods of the Exhibitors and Aviation Safety Regulations. Trade Exhibitors are responsible for preparing and monitoring a Health and Safety audit of their site by identifying, isolating or managing any potential hazards for staff, volunteers, contractors and the public.
  • 9.4 Trade Exhibitors are responsible for briefing all staff and volunteers working on their site regarding the Health and Safety planning and monitoring of their site.
  • 9.5 Trade Exhibitors are required to have a suitable, approved fire extinguisher on their stand at all times,if flammable materials are present.
  • 9.6 Any Exhibitor using flammable liquids in their Exhibit must seek approval in writing from the Trade Manager at CAPA office prior to The Show commencing.
  • 9.7 All Trade Exhibitors using a heating appliance or apparatus must provide an appropriate non-flammable separation area of at least two metres wide between the public and the apparatus.
  • 9.8 There is to be NO SMOKING inside any Marquees, Pavilions or Showgrounds buildings.
  • 9.9 No Trade Exhibitor shall install or maintain any LPG container greater than 15kg without having a Certified Gasfitters Certificate. All compressed gas cylinders must be secured against tipping and must have snap couplings.
  • 9.10 Each Trade Exhibitor must keep all display equipment and signs within their allocated site boundaries.
  • 9.11 All tent and marquee pegs must be covered with sandbags or shrubs, as must other dangerous spikes, protruding objects etc.
  • 9.12 The General Manager reserves the right to order immediate removal from the Showgrounds of any Exhibits he/she considers dangerous, offensive, or unmanageable.
  • 9.13 Trade Exhibitors must ensure that they keep walkways clear and that no dangerous equipment or chemicals are accessible to the public.
  • 9.14 Trade Exhibitors are reminded that no Exhibits shall be removed from the Showgrounds until after 5.30 pm on Friday 15 November 2024. Vehicles must not be driven inside the exhibiting area between 8 am and 5.30 pm any day of the Show.
  • 9.15 First Aid: First aid stations are located by the Main Arena, CAPA office, Isaac Arena, and other areas throughout the showgrounds. Please familiarise yourself with the Showgrounds site map.
  • 9.16 Accidents and hazards must be reported with photographs using our ONSIDE App or at the CAPA Show office.
  • 9.17 Any Trade Exhibitor providing their own marquee over 100sqm or any structure over 100sqm is required to have a building permit. Marquees erected by Christchurch City Council approved suppliers can be included at a fee in the overall Temporary Building Permit lodged by CAPA provided we are advised prior to 31 August 2024. A diagram showing the position of the marquee on the site is required. The diagram must be supplied with the Trade Application Form for repeat bookings or prior to the application being lodged with the Christchurch City Council on 1st September 2024. Please tick the box on the application form to indicate if your marquee is over 100sqm and who will erect the structure. For structures, specifications must be included.


  • 10.1 Under the Sale of Liquor Act Trade Exhibitors selling alcohol from their sites are required to make an individual application for a special license from the District Alcohol Licensing Agency at least 30 working days prior to the Show. Information and application forms are available at or from the Event Manager. Exhibitors hosting customers on corporate hospitality sites will be required to meet all of the relevant Licensing requirements for that activity.
  • 10.2 CAPA reserves the right to restrict beer, RTD & cider sales to specific brands as determined by any signed sponsorship agreements.
  • 10.3 On-site catering requirements for your site can be met by the Official Show Caterer. Contact the Trade & Sponsorship Manager for details.


  • 11.1 The sale of food or confectionary lines, other than from approved outlets, is prohibited.
  • 11.2 If you are preparing and selling food at the Show you will require a Christchurch City Council Food Licence. Information is available at CCC Environmental Health Ph 03 941 8927.
  • 11.3 CAPA reserves the right to restrict food vendors and exhibitors from selling or distributing any frozen confectionery/slushies/ice cream product in accordance with any signed sponsorship agreement.


  • 12.1 Raffle tickets can be sold by not-for-profit organisations as long as it is done from their site and prior approval has been sought from CAPA in writing.
  • 12.2 Silly String (plastic string sprayed from an aerosol can) is prohibited at the New Zealand Agricultural Show.


  • 13.1 Sponsorship opportunities exist for Exhibitors and can be negotiated by contacting the Trade & Sponsorship Manager at CAPA.
  • 13.2 Advertising opportunities exist for Exhibitors and can be negotiated by contacting the Trade & Sponsorship Manager at CAPA.
  • 13.3 All Trade Exhibitors will be forwarded information on any newspaper feature/supplements; contact for advertising will be made directly from the publication.


  • 14.1 By completing a Trade Application Form the Exhibitor agrees and CAPA acknowledges that:
    1. Exhibitor information details can be shown as part of The New Zealand Agricultural Show information.
    2. Exhibitor details can be made available to the media for use in compiling the Show newspaper/online supplements, for human interest stories, as well as for programme preparation and for CAPA to use in promotional and educational material about the Show.
    3. Exhibitor details can be made available to nominated companies that have exhibit resource materials provided CAPA believes them to be reputable.
    4. Exhibitor and company details are given to CAPA on the Trade Application Form and will be directly transferred and used as the company listing in the Trade Exhibitors listing. Exhibitors should clearly indicate any information that is not for publication.


  • 15.1 Dismantling of sites may take place any time after 5.30 pm Friday 15 November 2024 once The Show is closed to visitors. On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November 2024, Curletts Road is the only entrance and exit gate for security reasons. This decision is to minimise risk for Trade Exhibitors.
  • 15.2 Displays must be completely removed from the outdoor sites by 12 pm, on 18 November 2024. (Perimeter security outside of Show hours finishes at 6 am on Monday 18 November 2024).
  • 15.3 Trade Exhibitors in Pavilions i.e., Retail, Wine and Food and Innovation & Education must have all displays removed by 12 noon on Saturday 16 November 2024.
  • 15.4 Exhibitors whose items remain on the property at the end of 7 (seven) days from the closing of the Show will be liable for any costs incurred (legal or otherwise), plus a storage fee of $250+GST per day until the items are removed from the Showgrounds.
  • 15.5 Any contamination or damage to sites caused by Exhibitors will be the responsibility of the Exhibitor to rectify.


  • 16.1 In the event CAPA finds it necessary to cancel or postpone the Show, this contract will cease to operate upon notice to that effect, signed by the General Manager, being served on the Exhibitor in any of the following ways; Posting to the address listed on the Trade Application Form, emailing to the contact listed or by handing or offering it to any person, who appears or is thought by the General Manager to be, an agent or employee of the Exhibitor.
  • 16.2 CAPA shall not be liable to the Exhibitor for any compensation whatsoever as a result of the cancellation or postponement of the Show.
  • 16.3 Any money refunded to Exhibitors as a result of cancellation or postponement other than as proved for in these terms and conditions will be at the sole discretion of CAPA.

17.0 Termination by CAPA

CAPA has the right to cancel this contract and retain any monies paid and seek all monies owed in relation to this contract if the Exhibitor:

      1. Infringes any of the exhibiting conditions, and/or
      2. Does not occupy their site during the full period of the Show to which this contract applies, and/or
      3. Does not complete their site by 5 pm on Tuesday 12 November 2024, and/or
      4. Does not have their site staffed and fully operational from 8 am to 5.30 pm for the three days of the Show.
      5. Does not have the necessary permits/License’s.


  • 18.1 To the greatest extent permissible by law, CAPA excludes all liability CAPA may have to you for any claim except where CAPA has acted in bad faith. This exclusion also applies for the benefit of every officer, employee, contractor, or agent of CAPA and anyone else they use to perform duties or provide services.


  • 19.1 In the event a dispute arises, both parties shall meet and endeavour to resolve such dispute by good-faith negotiation within seven (7) working days of the dispute first arising.
  • 19.2 If the parties are unable to resolve the dispute by negotiation, either party may refer the dispute to the determination of a single arbitrator appointed by the mutual agreement of the parties.
  • 19.3 If the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator within three (3) working days of attempting to do so, either party may apply to the President for the time being of the New Zealand District Law Society to appoint an independent arbitrator. Both parties agree this appointment will be binding on them.
  • 19.4 Any dispute referred to arbitration pursuant to a clause shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of the Arbitration Act 1996.


  • 20.1 If CAPA fails to enforce any terms or to exercise its rights under these terms of trade at any time, it has not waived those rights.
  • 20.2 If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
  • 20.3 CAPA and its officers, employees, contractors and agents may deliver notices to you by sending them to an email address that you have notified us.
  • 20.4 We may serve notices to you by post or by email or by personal delivery.


  • 21.1 Neither party will be liable to the other party to the extent a Force Majeure Event prevents (or will prevent) a party (Affected Party) from performing or complying with any of its obligations under this Agreement. The Affected Party is required to notify the other party of the Force Majeure Event as soon as reasonably possible and take all reasonable steps to minimise any loss, damage or delay resulting from any Force Majeure Event.