June 2017

Impressions from our National Show

We have taken plenty of photos and you’ll be able to view them by going to ‘National Show’. Here just one photo of the Best in Show Poultry – a beautiful White Wyandotte pullet, exhibited by Michael Ashton.


Beautifully presented this photo does not do her justice. She is snow white and a very big pullet. She stood out among the other Wyandottes to become Best Heavy Breed and she was judged Best in Show at the New Zealand National Show 2017.

Our New Zealand National Show is Open Today

Visit our show between 9am and 5pm today and see the line-up of beautiful birds. Entry is $5 per adult, school children are free. Parking is limited at our venue at the Table Tennis Canterbury Stadium in 294 Blenheim Road, just opposite the Big Red Shed.

We have raffle tickets for sale at $2 each, commemorative caps ($15) and commemorative beanies ($25) and a book about the 150 year History of the Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club ($20 per copy) to help raise funds to cover costs of holding our shows.


Judge Fiona Taylor with steward Bob Dawber judging a White Silkie on Friday.


Presenting of the Trophy for Best Poultry in Show to Michael Ashton who is holding his Large Fowl White Wyandotte Pullet.

We are Making Progress

One row at a time!


Jose and Kathryn putting up some of the last big cages.


The Centre Row with Jenny and Mark, the egg display table in the foreground.


This is what we are all aspiring to win: a New Zealand Championship for Best of Breed:


Sarah and Mark showing off one of the medals.


The Monday before the National Show

The setting up for the show started this past Friday and this morning (Monday) the hall looked like this:


A few hours later we had made more progress:


There still is heaps to do before Thursday, 3pm, when penning will start.

There is a Poultry Show Near You!

North Island Poultry Shows

North Island Shows Date
Whangarei Poultry Show 27 May to 28 May, 2017
Hastings Poultry Show 3 Jun to 4 Jun, 2017
Manawatu Poultry Show 10 Jun to 11 Jun, 2017
Wairarapa Poultry Show 17 Jun to 18 Jun, 2017
Auckland Poultry Show 1 Jul to 2 Jul, 2017
Waikato Poultry Show 15 Jul to 16 Jul, 2017

South Island Poultry Shows

South Island Shows Date
North Canterbury Poultry Show 26 May to 27 May, 2017
Dunedin Poultry Show 27 May to 28 May, 2017
Nelson Poultry Show 3 Jun to 4 Jun, 2017
Milton Poultry Show 9 Jun to 10 Jun, 2017
Ashburton Poultry Show 16 Jun to 17 Jun, 2017
National Poultry Show 23 Jun to 25 Jun, 2017
Waimate Poultry Show 7 Jul to 8 Jul, 2017
Marlborough Poultry Show 14 Jul to 15 Jul, 2017
Oamaru Poultry Show 21 Jul to 22 Jul, 2017













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