A&P Society Showgrounds Hawkes Bay

Hawke's Bay A&P Society

2017/2018 ANNUAL REPORT
The 2018 Hawke's Bay A&P Society Annual General Meeting was be held at 5:30pm on Tuesday 26 June 2018 in Waikoko Room, Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana.

2019 AGM date to be confirmed

 

It is our vision to be a world class facilitator of primary sector events that enhances our heritage at a vibrant multi-purpose event venue.  Using its unique position in the Hawke’s Bay primary sector, and as a major participant in the economic development of the Hawkes Bay economy through its hosting of events, the role of the society within the context of this vision is to:

Organisations and individuals in (and supporting) the primary sector, local community and visitors to accelerate the implementation of the vision.

  • Promote

The Society as a solution provider throughout Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand and for the Society to be at the forefront of celebrating primary sector excellence and success.

  • Inspire

The community, and the primary sector in particular, to achieve economic success and to appropriately celebrate that success.

  • Facilitate

The growth of the Society through the effective implementation of the vision.

View HB A&P Society's Strategic Plan 2014

HISTORY OF THE SOCIETY 

The first Hawke's Bay Show was held in Danvers Paddock, Havelock North in 1863. Exhibits at that Show comprised 23 cattle, 22 horses, 18 sheep, 6 pigs, one pen of poultry and 3 dogs. The attendance was 400 people and it is interesting to note the population of the region at the time was 1180.
In 1873 the Show was held on the first ground it owned which is where the present Hastings Police Station now stands. Then in 1878, with the exception of the war years, the Show was staged for the next 46 years at what is now the HB Racing Centre. In 1884 this land was sold to the Jockey Club with the A&P Society retaining the rights to hold their Show. In 1911 the Society purchased 51 acres from William Nelson, however the Shows continued at the Racecourse until 1925 when it was decided to move to the present venue. So by 1911 the Society had purchased its third Showgrounds, the first on the Police Station site, the second on the Racecourse and now at Tomoana. Expansion continued and in 1933 a further 41 acres were added taking in Waikoko House, Lake and gardens.
By 1952 a further 33 acres were purchased across Elwood Road giving a total of approximately 130 acres. We are indebted to the late Robin Bell for researching and writing our history in 1983. In 1990 it made sound economic sense to sell the Elwood Road block to the Polo Club and the Hastings High School Old Boys Rugby Club and invest the money, which in turn generates capital for further Showgrounds development. The Society still has the use of this block for Show purposes.
The present grounds consisting of 100 acres (42 hectares) are second to none with extensive parking area, approximately 60 buildings and a well laid out and planted area which surely is a fitting tribute to the vision to our predecessors.  

Donations

Make a donation to the Hawke’s Bay A & P Society.

The Hawke’s Bay A & P Society is a charitable, not for profit incorporated Society relying on donations and membership subscriptions in order to achieve success.

Formed in 1858, the Agricultural and pastoral movement was set up to champion the primary industry sector. 

For over 150 years, the Hawke’s Bay A & P Society has promoted agricultural, pastoral, horticultural, viticulture and forestry resources through its various channels including organized events such as The Royal A & P Show, National Horticulture Field Day, The Hawke’s Bay A&P Wine Awards, the Famer of the Year Award and the Primary Sector Awards.

The Society is located at the historic and beautiful Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay Tomoana and the facilities on site are frequently hired out for local and national events. The site is the home base for New Zealand first, and largest Farmers Market and the international event; Landrover Horse of Year.

The Hawke’s Bay A & P Society is paving the way for initiative and forward thinking in the rural sector, contributing to positive economic development across the region.

The Society strives to:

  • Advance the primary sector,
  • Promote growth,
  • Celebrate excellence,
  • Provide educational opportunities;
  • Highlight careers across primary sector,
  • Honour the heritage and continuing the legacy of our foundation members.

Donations and membership subscriptions do assist us greatly to achieve our vision and goals, an to be able to make an impact on the primary sector and the Hawke’s Bay economy overall.

All donations over $5.00 are tax deductible and will receive a receipt.

Please note our Charitable Registration Number is: CC10131.  

Membership

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

The Society is a not for profit, charitable, membership based organisation who strives to celebrate excellence in the primary sector industries and in doing so lift the economic and social prosperity of Hawke’s Bay. Annual membership runs from 1 April to 31 March each year.

The benefits of membership have traditionally been centred on the annual Hawkes Bay Show and these are detailed below.     

Personal Membership

2019/2020 Membership Inclusions:

  • Six Member Passes to the iconic event: The A&P Show
  • Entry to the exclusive Members Marquee for six people
  • Complimentary tea and coffee within the Members Marquee and a cash bar operating
  • One reserve vehicle pass giving you access through the historic Karamu Road gates and excellent access to The A&P Show via the main entry gate
  • Additional tickets to The A&P Show can be purchased at a 20% discount
  • Preferential ticketing rights to all events held by the Society including
    • Hawke’s Bay A&P Wine Awards
    • Napier Port Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards
    • BNZ National Horticulture Field Day
  • Preferential booking rights for:
    • Exhibition space
    • Trade sites
    • Facilities at the Showgrounds Hawke’s Bay Tomoana

 

Annual Subscription:      $75 discounted to $65 if paid by 31st May 2019

Membership Year is from 1 April to 31 March year following.

Please complete the attached application form and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE YOUR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION ONLINE.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE 2019/2020 PERSONAL MEMBERSHIP PACK. 

 

Corporate Membership

The Society’s vision is to be a world-class facilitator of primary sector events, enhancing the heritage of a vibrant and multi-purpose event venue. As a charitable, not for profit organisation, we rely on our membership subscriptions to assist us to achieve our vision and goals, and to make an impact on the primary sector and the Hawke’s Bay economy overall.

2019/2020 MEMBERSHIP INCLUSIONS:
  • Six Member Passes to the iconic event: The A&P Show
  • Entry to the exclusive A&P Society Members Marquee for six people
  • Complimentary tea and coffee within the Members Marquee and a cash bar operating
  • Three reserve vehicle passes giving you access through the historic Karamu Road gates and excellent access to the A&P Show via the main entry gate
  • Additional tickets to the A&P Show can be purchased at a 20% discount
  • 5% Discount off a table of 10 at the HB Primary Sector Awards.
  • 5% Discount off a table of 10 at the HB Wine Awards
  • 5% Discount off exhibition space at the Royal Show.
  • A framed certificate of recognition and appreciation
  • Listing of corporate members on our website
  • Acknowledge your support in our communication with members and stakeholders

Annual Subscription:      $575 Inc

Most importantly however, membership signifies your support for an iconic Hawke’s Bay institution with over 150 years of service, bringing town and country together.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR 2019-2020 MEMBERSHIP FORM TO READ OR PRINT

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP FORM ONLINE

 

CURRENT CORPORATE MEMBERS

ALEXANDER CONSTRUCTION

CP WOOL

FARMLANDS TRADING CO

LOWE CORPORATION LIMITED

NIMON AND SONS LIMITED

STOCK CO

EASTERN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

BAY FORD HASTINGS

PRIME TRADING LIMITED

TOMOANA WAREHOUSING LIMITED

LINDISFARNE COLLEGE

SAINSBURY LOGAN & WILLIAMS

HB FRUITGROWERS ASSOCIATION INC

CROWE HORWATH (NZ) LIMITED

TUMU MERCHANTS LIMITED

SURVEYING THE BAY LIMITED

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Members' Lounge: always popular for socialising and relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the Show.

Members Car Parking:  a reserved area close to the main gates and accessed through the historic Karamu Road Gates.

Bring a friend: Adult members may purchase additional Show tickets from the Show office (before the opening day) at a 20% discount.

THE SOCIETY HAS AN EVER GROWING RANGE OF ACTIVITIES AND THIS ENABLES IT TO OFFER ADDITIONAL BENEFITS TO MEMBERS:

Preferential ticketing rights to events held by the Society:

  • Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayley’s Wine Awards
  • Napier Port Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards
  • National Horticulture Field Day

Preferential booking rights for:

  • Exhibition space
  •  Trade sites
  • Facilities at the Showgrounds.

Most importantly however, membership signifies your support for an iconic Hawke’s Bay institution with 150 years’ of service, bringing town and country together.

Please complete the application form and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.  If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the HB A&P Society Office on 06 878 3123

Membership for Business

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP for Business

The Society is a not for profit, charitable, membership based organisation who strives to celebrate excellence in the primary sector industries and in doing so lift the economic and social prosperity of Hawke’s Bay. Annual membership runs from 1 April to 31 March each year.

The benefits of membership have traditionally been centred on the annual Hawkes Bay Show and these are detailed below.     

Corporate Membership

The Society’s vision is to be a world-class facilitator of primary sector events, enhancing the heritage of a vibrant and multi-purpose event venue. As a charitable, not for profit organisation, we rely on our membership subscriptions to assist us to achieve our vision and goals, and to make an impact on the primary sector and the Hawke’s Bay economy overall.

2019/2020 MEMBERSHIP INCLUSIONS:
  • Six Member Passes to the iconic event: The A&P Show
  • Entry to the exclusive A&P Society Members Marquee for six people
  • Complimentary tea and coffee within the Members Marquee and a cash bar operating
  • Three reserve vehicle passes giving you access through the historic Karamu Road gates and excellent access to the A&P Show via the main entry gate
  • Additional tickets to the A&P Show can be purchased at a 20% discount
  • 5% Discount off a table of 10 at the HB Primary Sector Awards.
  • 5% Discount off a table of 10 at the HB Wine Awards
  • 5% Discount off exhibition space at the Royal Show.
  • A framed certificate of recognition and appreciation
  • Listing of corporate members on our website
  • Acknowledge your support in our communication with members and stakeholders

Annual Subscription:      $575 Inc

Most importantly however, membership signifies your support for an iconic Hawke’s Bay institution with over 150 years of service, bringing town and country together.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR 2019-2020 MEMBERSHIP FORM TO READ OR PRINT

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP FORM ONLINE

 

CURRENT CORPORATE MEMBERS

ALEXANDER CONSTRUCTION

CP WOOL

FARMLANDS TRADING CO

LOWE CORPORATION LIMITED

NIMON AND SONS LIMITED

STOCK CO

EASTERN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

BAY FORD HASTINGS

Bridgeman Concrete Ltd

PRIME TRADING LIMITED

TOMOANA WAREHOUSING LIMITED

LINDISFARNE COLLEGE

SAINSBURY LOGAN & WILLIAMS

HB FRUITGROWERS ASSOCIATION INC

CROWE HORWATH (NZ) LIMITED

TUMU MERCHANTS LIMITED

SURVEYING THE BAY LIMITED

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Members' Lounge: always popular for socialising and relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of the Show.

Members Car Parking:  a reserved area close to the main gates and accessed through the historic Karamu Road Gates.

Bring a friend: Adult members may purchase additional Show tickets from the Show office (before the opening day) at a 20% discount.

THE SOCIETY HAS AN EVER GROWING RANGE OF ACTIVITIES AND THIS ENABLES IT TO OFFER ADDITIONAL BENEFITS TO MEMBERS:

Preferential ticketing rights to events held by the Society:

  • Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayley’s Wine Awards
  • Napier Port Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards
  • National Horticulture Field Day

Preferential booking rights for:

  • Exhibition space
  •  Trade sites
  • Facilities at the Showgrounds.

Most importantly however, membership signifies your support for an iconic Hawke’s Bay institution with 150 years’ of service, bringing town and country together.

Please complete the application form and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.  If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the HB A&P Society Office on 06 878 3123

Services

Event Management

The team at the Hawke's Bay A&P Society can event manage your event. To talk to our experienced team about what we and our venue can offer you. Contact us

Committee & Board

President: Simon Collin
Vice President: Jason Roebuck
Hon. Treasurer:  Regan Loach
Executive Committee:  
Richard Chambers, Rose Flay, Max Morton, Lincoln Reid, Kerry Rich, Stephen Salkeld, David Wilson
Past Presidents:  
H S Logan, B L Pattullo, D W Hildreth, P R Holden, J R Renton, H A McKeesick, M G Lester, N R Chambers, S O Nelson, P.E Tod, R B Pattullo, R Chambers
Honorary Life Members: 
H S Logan, B L Pattullo, D W Hildreth, P R Holden, J R Renton, H A McKeesick, M G Lester, N R Chambers, D R Nelson, S O Nelson, P.E Tod, R Alexander, R J Duncan, R.B Pattullo, R J Chambers.
General Committee: 
Roger Alexander, Ann Bary, Simon Averill, Bob Bruce, Sarah Busby, Ross Duncan, David Evans, Heather Gregory, Maria Gourlie, Doug Guild, Dudley Hammond, Doug Laing, Duncan McPhail, Don McLeod, Peter Margoliouth, Dave Nelson, Peter Penman, Tim Redstone, Graham Revell, Sam Russell, Rowan Sandford, Nick Sullivan, Chris Skerman, Leon Stallard, Sue Thomas, Max Tweedie, Les Vesty. 

Horse Measuring

HORSE MEASURING
2019 Horse measuring dates and times to be confirmed.

Please email to book a time jjkids@xtra.co.nz for special measures please contact Jo Linton 021 413 996

Measuring COSTS - (all fees are GST inclusive)

First Measure (Annual or Youngstock $31.00
Annual Re-Measure $21.00
Youngstock Re-Measure $11.00
Life Certificate  ** $76.00
Replacement Certificate  *** $76.00

** Life Certificate Requirements
Vet must complete certificate & microchip if required.
​Horse must be 8 years old or over.
Horse must be barefoot.
Horses feet to be trimmed.
If horse is not branded, it will require branding or micro chipping. (brand is 60ml high and done by vets)

*** Lost certificates are now issued from the RAS Head Office. (please go to www.ras.co.nz for information) 
The person seeking the replacement certificate must apply to RAS Head Office for their replacement certificate and have received that certificate before taking the animal to the measuring stand for ongoing measures. 

Special Measures - our Measuring Stewards are available to complete measures outside of the set measuring dates at times to suit the Measuring Stewards. The cost of a special measure is $50. 
No Life certificates will be done by special measure. 

RULES
The Royal Agricultural Society has a section detailing rules and regulations for Horse Measuring in New Zealand. Visit thier website here.
Horses and Ponies must be presented in a bitted bridle with no cover, bandages, boots or hoods.
There must be at least one handler per animal.
No more than three horses per person booked in a row.
Time is set aside in the early morning for Miniature horse measuring, this is the only time available to measure Miniatures as they require a different measuring set up so appointments can only be made within this time.
All sessions are to be pre-booked with the Jo Linton ahead of Measuring day. You must arrive at least 15mins before your appointment to complete the paperwork. 
Please bring your current height certificate with you if you are booked for a remeasure.
There are no EFTPOS facilities, cash and cheques or payment online prior to appointment.
No dogs are allowed on the Showgrounds.
Entry to the Showgrounds for Measuring Days is via Elwood Road, Gate 7.
NO vehicles are to drive over the bridge, all trucks and floats to park in the front paddock and walk over to the Horse office for Measuring.
The RAS Yellow card system applies at Measuring day to ensure all RAS rules and regulations are followed and appropriate conduct is expected.
 

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