Dannevirke and districts
Save the date for our 2023 show!
3, 4, 5 February 2023
The Dannevirke and Districts A&P President and the Show Management Committee would like to announce and inform the public of the cancellation of the 2022 Dannevirke and Districts A&P Show scheduled for the 4th, 5th and 6th of February at the Dannevirke A&P Showgrounds.
Due to the recent announcement of the red light system for COVID-19, and the water restrictions in place for the Dannevirke District made by the Tararua District Council, we have made the tough decision to cancel the 2022 A&P Show.
We are utterly disappointed to be in this position as we know that the show is a highlight for the community and would have brought a sense of normality to the district amidst this pandemic. Additionally, the cancelled A&P Show would have been our main fundraiser for the year.
Following the red light announcement, Mahon’s Amusements Entertainment got in touch to say it was not viable for them to come to our show.
Additionally, the new water restrictions that are in place by the Tararua District Council would mean that it would be very difficult to adequately irrigate the site in order to meet the health and safety requirements and create a quality surface for competitors, as well as supply enough water to the equestrian and cattle sections.
Furthermore, the limit of 100 people per defined space for the equestrian and cattle sections were too difficult to manage with new rulings continuously being created and within the short amount of time since the announcement of the red light which was initiated on Monday the 24th of January.
We would like to inform competitors that they will be given a full refund on their entry fees over the next week.
The A&P Committee looks forward to preparing for future events and safeguarding the Dannevirke and Districts A&P Show for years to come. We hope to get the support of the community and local businesses.
Dannevirke and District A&P association President.