Rural Excellence – “Getting it out there”

Bringing communities together to share rural excellence & knowledge.

A&P Show

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

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Farm Intern Programme

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

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Scholarships

Financial help for Northlanders furthering their education and leadership in the rural sector.

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Welcome

Whangarei Agricultural & Pastoral Society’s purpose is Rural Excellence – getting the message out there and bringing communities together to share rural excellence and knowledge.  We showcase the importance of agriculture; recognize excellence in the rural community; engage and enable people to participate and endeavour to influence community and the next generation.  Most known for our annual A&P Show at Barge Showgrounds, we do even more to achieve our purpose:

 

Events

From the annual A&P Show to Rural Business Network meetings, we host and help organise many rural events.

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Education

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

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Services

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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News

Horse measuring dates

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

Measuring dates for the 2022/23 season are as follows:

Tuesday 2nd August – 10-11am

Sunday 7th August – 10am-12pm

Thursday 25th August – 10-11am

Sunday 28th August – 10am-12pm

Sunday 11th September – 10am-12pm

Thursday 29th September – 5.30-7.30pm

Sunday 9th October – 12-2pm

Tuesday 10th January – 6-7pm

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/290772498039178/

Please note that Barge Showgrounds Maunu Reserve is a public area used by the community for walking dogs, children playing, athletics and equestrian events. 

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Applications open for $9000 Scholarship

Our $9,000 scholarship opportunity opens on the first of July 2022.

Sean Alexander, our 2020 scholarship recipient has checked in with us to let us know how it’s all going…

‘Closing in the on the end of the first semester I have seen good results for all of my classes so far and have especially thrived in Economics and Commerce, achieving the top 10% in my Economics class. I’m thoroughly enjoying Lincoln as it has many opportunities to offer. I’m involved with the Young Farmers club and the Hunting Club, helping with the planning of events such as the Speed Shear coming up this Saturday. The large uni workload and the clubs keep me busy, but I have found time to explore the South Island, mountain biking, Hunting and fishing. I’ve made some new friends from all over the country, Thank you so much to Whangarei A&P Society for this opportunity, I’m enjoying myself so much, but I do miss being at home on the farm!’

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Contact Us

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

 

Office Address:

127 Bank Street
Whangarei
New Zealand

Postal Address:

PO Box 3
Whangarei
New Zealand

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