In the south the 86th Wanaka A&P Show saw 44,000 people show up. It is the largest two-day Show in the South Island and a fixture on the calendar for Upper Clutha locals and visitors to the region. … bringing more than $28 million worth of direct economic benefit to the local community each year. Run over two days and overlooking Lake Wānaka, the Show includes traditional features such as equestrian and livestock events, home industry displays, wool classing, wood chopping, shearing and 526 trade stalls from around the country. The traditional equestrian and livestock events were a highlight of the Show, along with the world-famous K9 Natural Jack Russell race with about about 90 Jack Russells competing in the quirky race, with Wānaka terrier Archie taking out first place.
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