The Saxton Velodrome is to hold a Grand Opening on Tuesday 13th February 2018... The long awaited Saxton Velodrome located at Saxton Field, Stoke is nearing the completion of a multi million dollar project that began in 2015. The brand new facility for the Nelson region replaces the existing cycle track…
After a bit of uncertainty the Murchison A & P Show is to run again this year…
Late last year the organising committee didn’t have enough numbers and came close to cancelling the event which has been held yearly for 97 years. Fortunately some volunteers stepped forward to boost the numbers so that this historical yearly event can continue.
The main annual A & P Show is to be on Saturday 17th February from 8:30am to 4pm. There is to be a large number of equestrian events so they will take place over two days.
The Murchison A & P Show has become a horse of the year event which is much appreciated by local riders. Show day is mainly for the in-hand led horses and show-jumping horses which is always popular. Sunday is for the ring and championship riding classes.
This year there will also be the South Island Wood Chopping Championships. There will be two days of non-stop single saw, double saw, tree felling, underhand, team races and Jack and Jill action starting from 9am on Saturday.
It will be a full on day of entertainment with sheep shearing and the fire and emergency crew will be demonstrating a vehicle extraction. The Nelson Trails Group will also be showing off some exciting antics on their bikes. Also new this year will be entertainment from the covers band BMajar.
The kids favourite activities such as lazer tag, climbing wall, pet tent, the ferris wheel and chair-o-plane rides will all be in full swing.
There will also be a wide variety of stalls with arts, handcrafts, machinery, motorbikes and lots of delicious local food and produce on offer.
There will be many lucky winners of trophies and awards. These will need to be engraved with the winner’s names and dates. Award Engravers & Framers are happy to provide a professional engraving service at a competitive price and a fast turnaround time. We also have a wide range of trophies and awards for those wishing to purchase new trophies. We can also frame photos of the lucky winners receiving their awards and other special moments of the day.