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Gore A&P Showgrounds

Gore, New Zealand

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Photographer: Glennis Taylor

Welcome to Gore and Districts.

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!
Our Showgrounds

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.
Health and safety templates for groups associated with the A&P Showgrounds.
Governance Duties - Health and Safety at Work
Example Risk Plan
Notification / Investigation form for Accidents
Health & Safety Policy
Hazard Identification Form
Annual Reports
2016 Annual Report
2016 Gore A&P Draft Annual Accounts
President: Gore A&P Assoc.
Rob Hall
Cell: 027 201 0440

Ph: (03) 2073 706
Secretary; Gore A&P Assoc.
Carmen Steele
PO Box 79, Gore 9740
Cell: 027 613 0050 or
Cell: 021 613 005
Show Entries Secretary; Gore A&P Assoc.
Helen Wilson
PO Box 79, Gore 9740
Cell: 027 6639 559
Ph: (03) 201 6424
Treasurer; Gore A&P Assoc.
Jane Allen
PO Box 79, Gore 9740
Ph/Fax: (03) 208 4057
Caretaker: Gore A&P Assoc.
Bevin Roy
Cell: 027 644 9909
What’s coming up at the showgrounds - 2016 / 2017
Download a list of upcoming events
Go Shear
Registration Form

Download a copy
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