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Wednesday 8th October Daily Report

Wednesday 8th October - Daily Report

There have been 27 suicides of men in farming communities in the 12 months til the end of June, a real indicator that last year was one of the most difficult financial and weather years this century.    The chief coroner Deborah Marshall has released the statistics, revealing 564 people died by suicide in the past year, up 35 on the previous year and the highest number since records began eight years ago.   Male suicides rose from 385 last year to 428, and female suicides dropped from 144 to 136.  Of the 27 farmers, six were from the Waikato, three from Canterbury and three from Taranaki, with the youngest 20 and the oldest 64.   The total is five more than 2013/14 and seven more than 2012/2013 meaning a total of 68 farmers have committed suicide in the past three years and almost 200 farmers in the past eight years.    If you feel you need help then call the Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757, or online to



It’s the week of the TPP and we continue to sample the thoughts of other sectors on the deal.    Horticulture Export Authority CEO Simon Hegarty says Japan's inclusion in the TPP is particularly welcome as it’s New Zealand’s  third largest market.   Mr Hegarty says there is a saving of an estimated $28 million in tariffs and the TPP deal will ultimately see all tariffs down to zero.

New Zealand sheep and beef farmers together with kiwifruit and wine growers say the deal will deliver real benefits to their sectors and New Zealand too.   Nelson sheep and beef farmer Colin Gibbs says the TPP will see tariffs on red meat in some countries significantly reduced, or eliminated altogether, and the whole New Zealand economy will benefit, not just farmers.


Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated chief executive Mike Chapman says the elimination of the 6 percent tariff on kiwifruit into Japan is a big win for the sector and that could be worth up to about $15 million to the industry, so it's welcomed for that tariff reduction alone.

And the wine industry is popping corks with New Zealand Winegrowers CEO Philip Gregan saying the deal will create better access for wine into key export markets with TPP countries accounting for about 60 percent of New Zealand’s wine exports at the moment.   He says having  those tariffs eliminated it’s a great deal for NZ wine exporters.   Philip Gregan also says with competitor countries such as Australia already having free trade agreements with the United States, New Zealand wine exporters are finally on an equal footing.



With temperatures in South Canterbury reaching 29 degrees over the past few days farmers are already facing a 50% restriction of water use from the Opuha Dam.  Opuha Water CEO Tony McCormick says that even though the man made lake is full, they’re expecting only half the normal snow melt this year and are not confident they will be able to keep up with demand when summer really kicks in.   The lake was commissioned 17 years ago and until last season has proven very reliable.   Last year’s low snow melt and no rain meant the lake was virtually empty and struggled to keep up with the required outflow.

The 174 hectare lake holds 70 million cubic metres of water and the dam not only supplies farmer shareholders,  but also has to provide healthy levels of water for two rivers,  the Opihi and Opuha and as a backup to Timaru City.


The bee industry is an hive of activity, if you’ll pardon the pun.  The long awaited industry unification is really making progress and the country's first colony loss and survival survey is nearing completion,  we’ve just completed Bee Awareness month and El Nino is on the way which is not generally positive news for our busy little friends.   Joining me on Round Up is Federated Farmers Bee Industry Chair John Hartnell:


Lamb operating prices enjoyed a good lift this week and this at the beginning of October, so you can expect to see some further increases as chilled production kicks in.  This combined with the currency impact is supporting higher farm gate prices. Mutton prices remain steady and Mutton  slaughter numbers are low, and not expected to lift until mid to late October.  Thursday of last week  marked the start of mouthing old season lambs at the processors, to see if they have cut their adult teeth.  Anything suspect at the sale yards will also be mouthed and reports suggest that they are finding a few.     With Christmas chilled production kicking into gear, the competition for the lambs has seen operating prices lift beyond last week’s levels by 10c per kilo but  most regions of the country have seen kill numbers ease back.   The indications are that the 2015/16 lamb season isn’t going to be a good one,  with the market still recovering from a supply glut and demand for imports remains weak.     The largest shining light is from China where there are signs of a resurgence of interest for our lamb with demand over their New Year celebration period may force a lift. Another plus is that supply from Australia is picked to be lower through 2015/16 and this years English lamb crop is going to be smaller than expectations, if this proves correct, then combined with lower supply from NZ  prices in the UK and the  EU may be underpinned by lower supplies.


Prices were as strong as ever in the ox pens. All bar the lighter Friesian’s fetched over $3/kg, with most over $3.11/kg and up to $3.21/kg for Herefords, fetching $2,083 per head. All the heifers were less than 500kg but all sold well, making $3.03 – $3.15 per kg. Prime cows continue to sell very well, all making $2.12 – 2.30/kg. A few Friesian bulls sold to $3/kg. Prices firmed again in the 2yr steer section and Beef/Friesian Cross weighing  375 – 425kg averaged  $3.47/kg. 10 Angus steers weighing  423kg sold for $3.48/kg and 26 Hereford /Friesian Cross at  420 – 499kg managed $3.31 – $3.36/kg. There wasn’t as much quality this week in the 2yr heifer section which pulled average prices down, though some Hereford Cross, Hereford/Friesian Cross and Angus    sold for $3.10 – 3.21/kg. A large yarding of yearling steers and heifers saw prices similar to last week, though Beef/Friesian Cross with weights of  230 – 270kg did come back to average $3.27/kg, as did the heifers of the same weight and breed, to $3.23/kg. In the sheep pens the prime hogget market was again steady across the board. Top hoggets sold for $130 – $142/hd.  Store hoggets were firm to lifting with good hoggets  fetching $90 – 102/head.   Ewe prices  were firm or and lifting for the better ones.   Good ewes managed $85 – 102/head and good quality older stock is selling better with the increased grass growth.







Wednesday 7th October Daily Report

Wednesday 7th October 2015

The TPP didn’t do dairy any favours but there’s better news on the dairy front today with another rise in the Global Dairy Trade auction.    The fourth rise in a row saw an overall lift of 9.9% hitting $US2834 and our biggest export Whole Milk Powder rose 12.9% to $US 2824 edging ever closer to that break even price of $US3500 per metric tonne needed for dairy farmers to make some profit.   Looking at the figures in detail


Anhydrous Milk Fat  up 9.9%  to $3763 US Dollars ,  Butter  down 2.3% to $3037,

Butter Milk Powder up 13.8% to $1945,    Cheddar  a modest increase of  0.5% to $US3234,

Lactose a rise  of 5.9% to $524,    Rennet Casein up 4% to $US 6048,  Skim Milk Powder  a 13.4% increase to $2267   And finally  Whole Milk Powder increasing 12.9%  to $2824


35,243 metric tonnes were sold and this latest auction has seen the price improve 52.2 percent since mid August. A 24 % turnaround on August 18th saw the declines halted after 10 losses in a row between March and August.   Last month Fonterra lifted its forecast payout for the 2015/16 season by 75 cents to $4.60 per kilogram of milk solids, with forecast earnings at 40 to 50 cents per share.


The Trans-Pacific Partnership deal offers a mixed a bag for New Zealand agriculture.   While it is generally agreed that NZ had no alternative but to be a part of it, not everyone in the industry is happy with the final outcomes.   The TPP is the largest regional trade agreement in history, covering almost 40 percent of the global economy and opening NZ up to 800 million consumers.    Meat Industry Association chief executive Tim Ritchie is delighted with the TPP as it’s expected to save the sheep and beef sector $72 million in tariffs, and provide an FTA with three of the most protected agricultural economies,  the US, Japan and Canada. Tim Ritchie says we export around 90 percent of our production to 120 countries around the world and therefore it's very important that we have good, high quality agreements in place with those countries. Tim Ritchie also  says restoring relativity with Australia and Japan is very important after  Australia's free trade agreement  began in early January .


While the meat industry is excited the dairy industry is a bit despondent.    The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand say the deal isn't good enough for the sector, but it does put New Zealand Inc in a better position than before.      New Zealand exports $4.6 billion worth of dairy products to the 12 countries involved in the TPP and the government is estimating the savings will be around $102 million for dairy.   The TPP is expected to come into force within two years, once countries have all gone through the process and it’s passed into law.   Certainly not an odds on certainty in every case.



In other news,  another  potential judder bar for the Ruataniwha Dam proposal which could put a temporary halt to the project.    Possible legal action is being considered over a Department of Conservation decision to revoke the protected status of 22 hectares of Ruahine Forest Park. The land is home to several threatened species, including the New Zealand falcon and long-tailed bat and DOC Director General Lou Sanson has agreed to the Hawke's Bay Regional Council's investment company to exchange the protected land for 170 hectares of private land containing beech forest and regenerating native bush.   Mr Sanson says he approved the land exchange because it meant a net gain for conservation after a thorough and open public process.  But Forest and Bird believes the land swap is illegal and it opposes removing the special protection to allow for the flooding of threatened plants and animals.  Forest and Bird lawyers are considering options including a judicial review, which if granted could hold up the 600-million dollar water storage project for months.


A very strong market saw improvements in most sections at Canterbury Park. Prime steers improved by at least 10 cents per kilo, with the bulk making $3.20 – 3.30/kg. Heifers were also solid, with prices firm to lifting. The 500kg heifer indicator graph firmed to finish at $3.17/kg, while those weighing 425 – 475kg lifted to average $3.19/kg.  The cow market was strong fetching between  $2per and  $2.30per kilo.  A shortage of short term, quality store steers and heifers coupled with strong demand, resulted in a very good store  sale. Much of Canterbury now has plenty of feed which is seeing even average cattle make good prices.  Regardless of breed most 2yr old steers were making $3.10 – 3.20/kg, with some Angus up to $3.54/kg.  Yearlings are still proving harder going, though quality has been very mixed.   In the sheep pens,  the bulk of the yarding was ewe hoggets, with the top ones making $90 – 100/head, mediums $80 – 88/head and lighter ones $61 – 72 per head.   A number of lines were Corriedale Cross  which made $71 – $90 per head and Merino’s fetched  $84 – $97 a head.   Average per head price finished at $81.13 per head  or  $2.76 per kilo.    The 33kg indicator graph firmed to $2.86/kg.  Heavy hoggets sold for $130 – 142/head, good hoggets $120 – 128/head, mediums $110 – 117/head and lighter one $94 – 108/hd.







Tuesday's Daily Report

OCTOBER 2nd 2015


The Trans Pacific Partnership is a giant step closer.   Agreement has been reached on the 12-nation trade deal, resulting in the most sweeping liberalisation pact in a generation. The tariff elimination will save exporters $259 million a year once fully implemented.    New Zealand in turn will have to remove $20 million a year in tariffs on imports from TPP countries.    Officials estimate the benefit  to New Zealand to be at least $2.7 billion over 15 years.     But it’s not good news for our biggest export Dairy.  While the  detail has not been released  we do know that there are very limited gains for dairy. In the United States, for example, tariffs on infant formula will go within 10 years and on some cheese and tariffs on our biggest export, whole milk powder, will take  25 years to be eliminated in the US.  Tariffs on cheese to Japan will disappear and beef exports to Japan will enjoy reduced tariffs down from 38 per cent  to 9 per cent over time.


Prime Minister John Key says consumers will not pay more for subsidised medicines as a result of TPP and the Pharmac model will not change.  He says that even though we couldn’t eliminate all dairy tariffs, dairy exporters will have access to these markets through newly created quotas, in addition to tariff elimination on a number of products.     He says the trade deal will eliminate tariffs on 93 per cent of New Zealand's exports to new FTA partners the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and Peru which will be excellent for such exports as wine, beef and horticulture.


Trade Minister Tim Groser who is both relieved and excited by the deal believes that within a few years, once it settles in, there might be a political climate to accelerate some tariff elimination.    Tim Groser says outside dairy, we have complete free trade for everything New Zealand exports, which is quite a big statement to be able to make.


NZ Agricultural Trade Envoy Mike Petersen says that while the agreement falls short on dairy, there was no alternative.  He says if we didn’t sign we would lose all the other benefits for other business sectors.

Dairy Companies Association of NZ chairman Malcolm Bailey says it was always going to be very hard with dairy as one of the most protected sectors globally  and  Fonterra Chairman John Wilson says we are in a better position with more access to new markets but the gains are not what had been anticipated.    Mr Wilson who was at the Atlanta negotiations says the agreement is far from perfect for the dairy industry but it has been very hard to resolve and New Zealand did get some progress against the odds including dairy saving  $103 million per year in tariffs .


US President Barack Obama has re-assured Americans will have months to read the Trans-Pacific Partnership before he signs it into law.   In the US, the deal will next go to the Congress for consideration, and in New Zealand and other countries, it will go before the Parliament.



The Trans Pacific Partnership’s first version began in 2006 involving four countries,  New Zealand, Chile, Singapore and Brunei.  Nine years later and with an additional eight countries involved,  it has finally been resolved.   The eight new countries include heavy weights such as the US, Japan, Mexico, Canada and Australia and  after much negotiation, and facing a lot of public protest,  a deal has been brokered.    But what does it mean for New Zealand’s dairy industry which has provided a major sticking point to getting the TPP across the line.


High prices and increasing risk of a very dry season ahead continued to push cows into the Temuka saleyards yesterday, with a staggering 223 on the books.   Demand didn’t waiver though, with extra buying power from Canterbury forcing the bids higher. While this time last year vendors were well rewarded at $1.74 – $1.80/ kg, today’s market, with similar weighted Friesian cows making $1.92 – 2.01/kg.   The 450kg indicator price lifted to $1.95/kg, though as a percentage of the  P2 schedule this is only slightly higher than last year at 47.46%.  The rest of the sale was small with the theme being Hereford, Hereford cross and heavy Friesian steers making $3.07 – $3.18/kg. Heifers were mainly Friesian, with prices lifting to $2.84/kg for those weighing 475 – 525kgs.   Onto the sheep and a boat load of Chatham Island hoggets filled the store pens again and the biggest yarding of ewes with Lambs At Foot this season. The store firmed as the sale went on with solid prices   41 – 43kg ewe hogget's were the best sellers at $119 – 136/head to average $2.99/kg.    Similar weighted males and mixed sex were well back on that however at $2.64 – 2.76/kg.    – 31kg Mixed Sex lines sold for $3.01 – 3.18/kg, while the remainder were much cheaper on a cents per kilo basis at $2.75 – 2.80/kg for 35 – 46kgs.  Dry conditions saw the numbers of ewes with Lambs At Foot climb significantly and they sold at a satisfactory level of $60 – 64 all counted. Smaller lines made $70 – 84/hd.







Mondays Daily Report


As we go to air the TPP talks appear to nearing a conclusion after the final days of crunch negotiations.   Originally the 12 trade ministers were meeting for two days but the complex talks have stretched to five.  A Press Conference announcing the details has been postponed twice… and still we wait.    We will have all the available details in our next bulletin, including a reaction from Federated Farmers Dairy Chair Andrew Hoggard.   What we do know is that  Australia and the US seem to have settled their differences over exclusivity of pharmaceutical patents.   The Japanese, US and Mexico have sorted automobile industry issues and the one sticking point remains Dairy.   NZ Agricultural Trade Envoy Mike Petersen, claims New Zealand will not back down  and  believes there has been too much time and capital investment put into the deal for it to fail, and he’s confident of a great outcome.   New Zealand has a team of 15   working around the clock on the negotiations including key stakeholders such as the chairman of Fonterra, John Wilson and Malcolm Bailey  chair of the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand.


Extreme winds battered the South Island with gusts up to 174 kilometres near Lumsden in Southland, major power outages  and  a blaze the size of three rugby fields being  battled by 18 crews in Canterbury’s Ashly Forest.    The fire in a logging skid site on the southwest edge of the forest, was fanned by the strong Nor’westers and is now under control.   The strong Nor westerlies created dust storms with farmers scrambling to shelter stock and protect irrigators.   The moisture sapping winds will negate any benefits from recent rains and while South Island winds  eased overnight, wind warnings are now focussed on the lower North Island’s East Coast with wind gusts up to 140 kilometres recorded at Cape Turnagain.



There are encouraging signs that the PSA discovery in Northland is isolated to the one orchard.  Over the weekend, technicians from Kiwifruit Vine Health have continued to monitor 30 hectares surrounding the Maungatapere orchard found to be infected with Psa bacteria. Whangarei was the last region in the North Island to be PSA free.    An 8km zone around the infected orchard means restrictions on the movement of equipment and plant matter between orchards, as well as stricter hygiene protocols. The zone encompasses 32 of Whangarei's 49 orchards.


A Filipino worker in the dairy industry says people with false documents are being denied visas and sent home, despite many of them not realising their paperwork was wrong.  Immigration New Zealand has confirmed it is investigating multiple work visa applications involving Filipino dairy workers in the South Island, after staff noticed false claims of work experience and qualifications on visa applications.   Roberto Bolanos a North Canterbury dairy farmer, who arrived from the Philippines 10 years ago says the problem started with recruiters in the Philippines offering dairy jobs in New Zealand, along with documents, at a cost of up to $15,000.    He says these workers are not legally savvy and Immigration New Zealand, is being reasonable, especially if a worker has a history here and it's obvious they've been victimised by other people in the pursuit of this job..


A deadline is looming for the $600 million  Ruataniwha Dam project in the Hawkes Bay.    In six weeks time The Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company is supposed to have signed up farmers to meet its water-contract threshold.   So far they have contracts for 20 million cubic metres of water, with the aim of having 45 million cubic metres by November 11th to reach full financial closure by the end of the year.   To review the latest on the Ruataniwha  Water Storage Scheme we’re joined on Round Up by Will Foley Federated Farmers Hawkes Bay President.




Given the time of year and the rain that has sparked good growth in Northern parts and across the East Coast, it wasn’t surprising  prices improved for the better cattle at Feilding on Friday. 2 year Angus & Angus Hereford cross steers weighing  536 – 537kgs  sold  for $3.38 – $3.44 per kg, which pushed the 550 kilo indicator price to new levels of $3.37/kg, while lighter Hereford/Friesian Cross made $3.11 – $3.20 per kilo.    Angus steers sold to $3.41 – $3.50/kg though they were lighter weights.  The 1yr heifer pens were from the South Island with vendors selling on a stronger market even taking into account increased transport costs.   The punt paid off for them with Angus/Hereford Cross heifers  weighing 227 – 266kgs making $3.16 – 3.22/kg, while Hereford /Friesian Cross weighing between  244  to 291kgs made $3.18 – $3.23 per kilogram.   1 year old  Friesian bulls weighing 265 to  348kgs sold for $840 – 1,090 per head or  $3.13 – $3.17/kg.   In the sheep pens the store hogget market was a little up and down this week as numbers slowly decline and longer term hoggets found limited interest.   The bulk of the yarding was made up of  ewe hoggets weighing 30 – 37 kilogram with most averaging $2.62 – $2.69 per kilogram.   The yarding of ewes with lambs at foot was considerably larger than last week but demand was strong enough to see prices  rise by $3 – $4 per head.  A pen of 25 good shorn Romney Cross ewes with 39 Lambs At Foot sold  up to $83 all counted, along with a smaller pen of Perendale Cross. Most of the ewes with Lambs At Foot sold for $60 – $75 all counted.









Thursday's Daily Report

The chances of the Trans-Pacific Partnership being finalised at a trade ministers' meeting in the United States are being described as very uncertain.  Minister Tim Groser is in Atlanta for a meeting of  Trade ministers from the 12 countries negotiating the TPP.  It’s a last ditch bid to finish the deal, before the US Presidential elections kick in.  The TPP will cut trade barriers and set common standards for 40 percent of the world economy.   Prime Minister John Key told the Asia Society that there’s a good chance of wrapping up the deal but he says political headwinds may scupper the pact if negotiations drag on too long.   He says New Zealand is still not happy with dairy market access but agreement is closer on other tricky matters, including intellectual property.


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Tuesday's Daily Report


Kiwifruit growers in Whangarei are meeting today following the discovery of the vine-disease Psa for the first time in the region last week.  Since the bacterial disease hit kiwifruit plants in New Zealand in 2010, about 85 percent of the country's kiwifruit orchards have been affected.     Kiwifruit Vine Health chief executive Barry O'Neil says the Whangarei region's 49 kiwifruit orchards have been extensively monitored over the weekend.   Barry O’Neill says  there’ve  been reports of more widespread Psa infection in all already-positive regions this spring  but so far the Whangarei discovery was in just one orchard.    He says no kiwifruit plant material, including budwood and nursery stock, along with any potentially contaminated orchard equipment, should be moved between orchards.   KVH says growers have to be very vigilant and proactive in managing Psa.


Silver Fern Farms' shareholders need to carefully scrutinise the Silver Fern Farms proposal to partner Chinese company, Shanghai Maling.    Meat Industry Excellence  Group's chairman Peter McDonald says farmers need to be asking questions of the co-operative's board, and to carefully evaluate the proposal.   Silver Fern Farms has had 20 meetings with shareholders  and will spend the next two weeks travelling the length of the country discussing the partnership, before a vote on October 16.   Peter McDonald says there's meant to be independent  analysis landing  in mail boxes, but it hasn’t arrived, so they're conducting all these road shows without allowing farmers the time to understand the really important analysis.   Mr McDonald  says  this may well be the very last time that a Silver Fern shareholder votes on something really important in the company and that MIE is not trying to put a spanner in the works just trying to make sure that Silver Fern shareholders understand fully all the implications before they sign on the dotted line.


Immigration officials here are apparently  looking into claims some of the men paid as much as $15,000 to a recruiter who falsified work experience and qualifications in a bid to get them jobs.   Earl Magtibay from the Filipino Dairy Workers Association here said one recruiter had brought in 150 workers to the South Island alone,  and that recruiter is responsible for 80 percent of the cases being investigated.     Mr Magtibay says some have paid $10,000  just to be here in a better place and they figure  they will eventually earn this and pay it back.   The New Zealand and Philippine governments have signed an agreement to give greater protection to the more than 10,000 Filipinos here on temporary visas to make sure labour recruiters are complying with employment and immigration rules in both countries.


Variable order sharemilkers nationwide are being offered tailored advice and information including free accountant sessions and farmer-to-farmer advice.   Industry  groups, including dairy companies, are working together to ensure variable order sharemilkers are supported through a difficult season with a low milk price.

There has been little change in the cattle slaughter market over the past week , with export and local trade prices for prime cattle,  around $5.90-6.00/kg.   Reports suggest there is a good supply of cattle for local trade, but slightly less export prime coming forward. The flow of cows to slaughter has slowed significantly but a good fall of rain this week for Marlborough and North Canterbury may see some farmers hold onto any killable cows and see some weight gain.    However there may not be many of these type of cattle left in either region, given the effects of the dry.     While demand for South Island 1yr bulls continues to see many head across the strait, significant rain in most areas of the North Island may also result in an increase in demand for other store cattle.  However, in the top half of the South Island the rain has seen some store cattle being taken off the market as farmers look to put a bit more weight on them. In the North the rain on the east coast has put some sting back in the store cattle market. Areas that were tight for feed prior will take a couple of weeks to respond and the  east coast buying power will be able to match that seen from the west coast.   Most expect the market will lift further in October, but the prospect of  a dry summer is expected to keep things from getting too heated. While there are still a handful of short term cattle being traded most farmers having got them through the winter, will now hold on to them.

The  yarding of cattle sold to strong demand for what was available in Hawkes Bay. Buyers were bidding aggressively for the limited numbers and could have easily handled more.    As a result prices improved on previous sales.    Prime Hereford steers sold between $2.99 – 3.15/kg and one big 860kg Hereford bull managed $2.79/kg.   The bigger numbers were in the heifer pens, with Hereford again up to $3.16/kg and Angus to $3.10/kg. 20 xbred in calf cows sold well at $2.52 – 2.55/kg, while empty cows sold for $2.29 – 2.30/kg.    One of the smallest ewe yardings in recent weeks was met with good demand.    Prices improved on reduced numbers as there was not enough available to satisfy demand. Most ewes were selling between $82.50 – 99.50/hd, with the top line up to $114.50/hd.

There were solid numbers in the lamb section and prices improved another notch. Schedule increases and diminishing numbers saw some competitive bidding taking place. There isn’t expected to be large numbers of lambs on offer going forward and mouthing will become a necessity from next week onwards.  Ewes with Lambs at Foot number dropped away this week and while most of the ewes were in their working clothes the lines with older lambs at foot sold well.    74 Mixed Age ewes with 11 Lambs at Foot made top dollar at $76 all counted while lesser lines sold for $45 - $64.

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Hawke's Bay Royal A&P Show

Hawke's Bay Royal A&P Show

Hawke's Bay Showgrounds  (Hawke's Bay)

Hawke’s Bay A&P Society are delighted to host the Royal A&P Show, New Zealand from Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 October 2015 in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay as part of ‘Hawke’s Bay on Show’.
The Royal A&P Show is the premier Agricultural Show in New Zealand.

The 2015 Royal Show will be a modern A&P Show grounded on strong livestock competition, national entries, classic A&P features and a place for town and country to come together in celebration of rural life in New Zealand.

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