With open rodeo, competition shearing, dog trials and top class showjumping and equestrian events, we have more to offer than your average family day out. Sideshows for the Children, Lulu the Clown, Local Performers make for great family entertainment.
Although times have changed, the basic spirit remains years on. That spirit is the same one that has brought together the smaller communities of the country.
A spirit that has existed in Wairoa for one of those centuries.
Cyclone Gabrielle decimated Wairoa’s much-loved A&P Showgrounds in February 2023. Water and silt ripped through the buildings, destroying two and wrecking all the internal and boundary fences, leaving the grounds unusable. There is hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage. Working bees, fundraising and support has been ongoing. We are planning to have the grounds repaired in time for our 125th jubilee in 2025.