The Gore A&P show is the latest to shut the gate on its 2022 event due to uncertainty over Covid-19. It joins other casualties such as Lake Hayes in Queenstown, Wyndham, Winton, Stratford in Taranaki, Rangiora in North Canterbury, Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne, Clevedon, Waikato, and Wairarapa shows – as well as the South Canterbury Spring Horse Show. The Nelson/Marlborough A&P show did go ahead at the weekend, but with no exhibitors and for members only. One show still hanging in there is Wānaka, which now becomes the country’s biggest show if it goes ahead in March. After the country’s biggest A&P show, the New Zealand Agricultural Show in Canterbury, Wānaka reels in the largest crowd in the country and organisers decided Tuesday to continue planning for the show, Covid-19 permitting. Last year four people infected with Covid-19 were at the World Hereford Conference in Queenstown – a Covid cluster of 17 people. They unwittingly went on to the Wānaka A&P show, an event which attracted 20,000 visitors.