Wairarapa News : February 1st 2012
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COME IN AND MEET THEM TODAY SELECTED CAT FOOD 2.72 KG WAS $41.90 NOW $25 NUTRIENCE SELECTED - 3 FORMULAS 3850156AO Jewel in the crown: The historic grandstand at the Solway Showgrounds in Masterton. Milestone for A&P show By PIERS FULLER The A&P show is a rural tradition that has come under pressure in recent times so it is heartening to see that Masterton s annual event is still doing so well after 125 years. The Masterton A&P Society has worked tirelessly over the last dec- ade or so to improve its sprawling facilities on the south side of Masterton spending more than $1 million in the process. Society president Allan Williams says it is not only the facilities members are endeavouring to keep vibrant, they are also continually aiming to keep the show experience fresh and exciting for participants and visitors. Over the last 10 or 12 years there s been major improvements done to the grounds in terms of upgrading and painting . . . so it s looking pretty good, he says. The society is determined to keep the A&P strong after 125 of success. We re really thrilled to bits that we ve got here. The main goal is to keep the thing running. The showgrounds is an historic piece of real estate of Masterton and our prime objective is to keep it going and to make it viable, he says. Traditional stock numbers in some sections may have dropped away over the years due to industry changes but other areas have taken up the slack. A&P shows are getting harder and harder to run for a couple of reasons. There s obviously less sheep around and less stock around so it s harder to attract stock to A&P shows but on the other side of the coin, the horse and pony entries are very large so it counter-balances it a bit in terms on making it viable to run, he says. Mr Williams says one of the other major challenges facing the A&P show is finding young blood to keep it vibrant. Trying to attract younger people to help us -- because it s all voluntary -- is probably the greatest problem that we face at the moment. A lot of the people that are doing the work are in the older age group, he says. Though members of the society that run each section have a great deal of passion for the show, they want to pass this on to new members who can carry the torch. Mr Williams has been involved in the agricultural industry for many years as a farmer, then as manager of Farmlands for 20 years and now on the A&P Society committee. Pastoral A&P shows are just part and parcel of that rural scene really and we do it because we enjoy it. If you look at all the different sections, whether it be home industries or cattle or sheep or whatever, they all feel the same way. They enjoy stock and they enjoy what they do and it s part of country life, he says. As chief steward of the sheep sec- tion for seven years and in his first year as president of the society, Mr Williams says the society continues to come up with new ideas to attract more entries. Multi breed categories, ram weight-gain trials, and Young Farmers stock judging are all initiatives to keep things fresh and interesting in the agricultural sections. The 125th WBS Masterton A&P Show is at the Solway Showgounds on February 17,18 and 19.
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