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Planning is under way for the return of the country’s largest agricultural show from November 10 to 12, after the event was cancelled last year due to Covid-19.
While the main event was cancelled, the Canterbury A&P Association managed to host several events at the showgrounds, in central Christchurch and on-farm last November.
Event director Geoff Bone said that the show had been able to bounce back quickly due to community support, and show supporters had donated $100,000 as part of the ‘‘Save the Show’’ campaign.
More than 80% of the trade sites have already been booked for the three-day show.
The Canterbury A&P Association’s annual meeting will be held on Friday, July 30, when president Chris Herbert will finally step down, after spending an extra year in the role due to Covid-19.