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Latest Manawatu A&P News

Below is the latest Manawatu A&P news

Clearing up the Shed.......

We have been having a tidy up around our storage sheds. We have found a few small Sheep Gates that are excess to requirements that we are placing up for sale.

  1. They are 4-foot Wide, and 3 Ft (91.4 cm) high.

  2. Heavier steel framed gate with no footing

  3. We also have some that have one footing attached.

Great for temporary fencing around trees, adding interest in garden renovations, replacing small gates around your property or sheep yarding.

Please use the contact form if you would be interested in a price or purchasing some from us.

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The Country

There was a great write up in The Country regarding the Sheep Dog Trails returning to the Manawatu A&P Show this year. Thank you to Helpers, judge and Secretary Jess Law for making this a sucess. 

RAS Resolution Policy - Review implemented for 2023

The RAS has reviewed it Resolution Policy and it is now available via their Website for viewing at The review has meant an introduction of a RED Card as well as the existing Yellow Card System which allows a show to remove people immediately if it is deemed necessary by the Association. Please make sure you are aware of these new processes before attending events.

Annual Report 2021-2022

Annual Report 2022-2023

NZ Dairy Event - 20th to 22th January 2025

The Manawatu A&P in association with the New Zealand Dairy event is proud to announce its 2024 show. It will run from the 20th to the 22nd of January 2025 at Manfeild Park Stadium.

Please visit for more information about the show.

Or the facebook page 


Founded in 1886, the Manawatu and West Coast A&P show has played a major role in the life and the growth of the region and made important contributions to New Zealand agriculture. 

Some 133 years on, the show is still around with its proud history, but in need of some fresh blood to help!  Several committee members are moving on for various reasons and there are plenty of gaps to be filled.  A new succession plan needs to be established. Show involvement is not restricted to people from an agricultural background; the urban audience is just as important for the event.

When the association was founded, Palmerston North was a small and isolated town, set amid a region where native forests still covered much of the land and where agricultural activities were in their infancy.  The decision to hold the first show in 1886 was a bold and courageous move, but the founders of the Association were men of vision, who had faith in the agricultural potential of the region and who strove to improve the quality of livestock and pastoral production.

The first show was held on 19 November 1886 on a 9.5 acre site in Cuba Street in Palmerston North that was allocated to the Association by the Crown.  The land was only roughly cleared and partly fenced.  More than 2000 people attended, arriving by train, on horse-back or carriage, or by foot.

Present day shows are held at Manfield in Feilding as it is an ideal venue with excellent facilities to cater for all aspects of the show.  Rural and urban audiences enjoy the variety of ‘hands-on’ with the animals, competitions, side shows and stalls – there is something for everybody.  The show is also a highlight on the equestrian calendar.

It will be great to see the show continue for many years to come.


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