People flocked from far and wide to enjoy the various aspects at the Central Otago A&P Show, one of many in the area taking place in the coming days.

More than 2000 people attended the show at the Omakau Domain, where they were treated to a range of stalls, activities and displays, including woodchopping, shearing and a fashion parade.

The day was a successful one for many entrants, including Andrew and Tracy Paterson, of Matakanui Station, after they won champion titles in the fleece, ewe and ram categories.

“We’re very pleased,” Mr Paterson said.

Mrs Paterson said their success would not have been possible without their entire team.

“The thanks goes to all our staff because we couldn’t do any of this without [them].”



Royal Agricultural Society of New Zealand president Geoff Smith also attended this year’s show.

He was particularly impressed by the “strong representation” within the sheep section and the home industries categories.

“It’s been a great show.”

The A&P show circuit continued in Ranfurly on Wednesday, and will continue in Roxburgh on Friday and Saturday and Wanaka on March 8-9.


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