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Supporting the rural sector

The Show

For visitors, entries, trade sites and everything else you need to know for when ‘the country comes to town’.

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Farm Internships

An on-farm training and work programme for young people wanting a land-based career.

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We want to help Northlanders looking to further their education and leadership in the rural sector.

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The Whangarei Agricultural & Pastoral Society stands to link urban and rural. We further support the rural sector through promotion, motivation and education. Most known for our annual A&P Show at Barge Showgrounds, we do even more to achieve our mission:



From the annual show to the rural business network, we host and help organise many rural events.

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We offer internships, scholarships and overseas exchanges to help young people into the rural sector.

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We manage property throughout Northland, including the Masonic Villages and WDC pensioner housing.

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Barge Showgrounds

You can book your own event, this venue is perfect for weddings, corporate events, conferences and more.

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Horse measuring dates

We are pleased to announce that Horse Measuring is back at Barge Showgrounds for another year!

Measuring dates for the 2020/21 season are as follows:


Monday August 10th         9-11am

Saturday August 15th       9-12 noon

Saturday September 5th   10-12 noon

Sunday September 13th   10-12 noon

Sunday September 27th   10-12 noon

Sunday October 18th       10-12 noon Miniatures

12-2pm Others

Sunday January 10th       10-11am Miniatures

11-12 noon others

Go to Whangarei Horse Measuring facebook page or contact Joanne Thomas directly to book!

Please note that Barge Showgrounds Maunu Reserve is a public area used by the community for walking dogs, children playing, athletics and equestrian events. While we hire the Events Centre Building, the Whangarei District Council looks after any bookings for the grounds.  Grounds bookings are made through Recreational Services on 0800 265 000.

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Applications open for $9000 Scholarship

Our $9,000 scholarship opportunity opens today! Grace Moscrip was last year’s recipient:

”The Whangarei A&P Society Agricultural Scholarship has helped me to follow my goal of studying a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at Lincoln University. The scholarship will allow me to work towards becoming a rural professional in the future and helping to make a positive difference in the sector.
Although my first year at uni has been far from normal, I have still gained a great learning experience and lots of personal growth. Being able to network with like minded individuals and making friends whilst at uni has definitely been the highlight so far and I am very excited to see what the next 3 years has to offer.

I highly recommend applying for this wonderful scholarship as I am sure it will benefit you just as much as it has for me. There has never been a better and more exciting time to enter the primary sector, so jump on board!”

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Contact Us

Ph: +64 9 438 3109
Fax: +64 9 430 0706
Email: [email protected]


Office Address:

127 Bank Street
New Zealand

Postal Address:

PO Box 3
New Zealand