Photographer: Glennis Taylor
We're not just a pretty place!
Lots of interesting things happen around here.
From the late 1850s, settlers came and began transforming the land into what we see today. As in other rural areas, our local show has celebrated this connection to the land. The show is now approaching its 130th year.
Today, Gore is a thriving, attractive town, sitting picturesquely on the banks of the famous Mataura River, which wends its way through some of New Zealand's most attractive and productive farmland.
Welcome to the real NZ heartland!
The Gore Agricultural & Pastoral Showgrounds is located in Bury St, just off State Highway 1 at the south end of Gore. Here you will find an extremely neat park-like setting on 11.2 hectares of land. The Gore Town & Country Club, Gore Multi-sports Centre, all-weather hockey turf and the town centre are all close by.
It is only a short drive to the Gore Golf Club, Pioneer Park, Eastern Southland Art Gallery and the Hokonui Moonshine Museum.
The grounds consist of multiple playing fields, ram selling pavilion, Hokonui Pavilion, storage sheds, a softball diamond, main ring, grandstand, supporting buildings and sealed areas.
These areas are used to host a wide range of events throughout the year.
- Rugby, Touch Rugby, Marching, Softball
- Riding for the Differently Abled
- Annual Ram Fairs
- Gore Woodworkers' Club and Gore Anglers' Clubrooms
- Gore Spinners and Weavers Clubrooms
- Southern Equestrian Park Trust 140m X 85m all-weather arena.
- Southland Dressage Tournaments from October to April
- Show jumping Festivals in October, December and February
- Show jumping clinics with outside instructors.
- Annual Show held on the first Saturday in February of each year
- Small bore rifle shooting
- Southern Shears - held in February
- Pakeke Lions Annual Book Sale
- A variety of horse breed shows.
Have you got the time to give to a worthy cause?
The Gore A&P Association is looking for suitable applicants to fill our multi-faceted position that could be shared.
The successful applicant/s would need to have these qualities:
- Work as part of a team.
- Be community focused.
- Have strong communication skills.
- Be self-motivated.
- Be computer literate with skills in Microsoft Word.
- Minute taking - 1 night meeting per month.
- General show secretary duties.
- Receiving Ram Fair entries and compiling the catalogue.
- Being part of A&P promotion.
Further questions about the position, please contact:
President Val McGregor - Ph: (03) 201 6081 or (021) 0237 5361
Please apply in writing and include CV, names of 2 references and 2 referees, before Friday, 3 June, 2016, to the following:
Secretary Appointment Sub-committee
Gore A&P Association
Po Box 79 Gore
Ph: (03) 201 6081
PO Box 79, Gore 9740
Ph/Fax: (03) 208 4057
Cell: 027 644 9909
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