Free Admission to Waverley A and P Show
Thursday, November 12, 2015
They say the best things in life are free and this year's Waverley A and P Show is no exception.
Association President, Harvey Wilson, announced today that visitors to the 2015 Waverley A and P Show would be treated to free entry thanks to the South Taranaki District Council.
"The committee and I’m sure, the community at large are very grateful to the South Taranaki District Council for making it possible to have free admission to the Show,” says Mr Wilson. “Their kind gesture is very much appreciated in light of the current economic climate,” he says.
South Taranaki Mayor, Ross Dunlop says that it was Patea Community Board chair, Brian Rook, who approached him about the idea.
"We all wanted to do something positive to demonstrate our support of our rural community and businesses that have been adversely affected by the low dairy pay out and storms earlier this year,” says Mayor Dunlop. “The free entry is something that everyone in the community can take advantage of and also presents an opportunity to show off our rural community and local businesses," he says.
Show secretary Ruth Lupton says she expects a big turnout at this year’s Show.
“Entries are rolling in for the various events and the free admission will certainly be an added attraction. As well as the usual action packed events we have at the Show, this year’s entertainment includes a mechanical ‘slippery pig’, which I’m sure will be a crowd favourite. All that remains is for the weather to be good to us on the 17th,” says Ruth
The show starts at 9 am on Tuesday 17 November