The New Zealand Agricultural Show a Huge Success Once Again

   Mon, 14th Nov, 2022

Where country comes to town.

The largest Agricultural Show in New Zealand, the New Zealand Agricultural Show returned this month with great success!

Founded in 1862, The New Zealand Agricultural Show (formerly the Canterbury Agricultural & Pastoral Show) is a three day event and attracts on average 100,000 people, over 7,000 competition entries and over 600 trade exhibitors every year.

The 2022 event took place on 9-11th November, on the outskirts of Christchurch, where "country meets town".

This was the first year for the Show to use SuperShow to manage its show. 

Dotser was appointed to migrate the show to the SuperShow system in Spring of this year, and went live in May at 

The SuperShow system brings many benefits to the New Zealand Agricultural Show's committee such as: one centralised system with live secure data; freed up time of key personnel; improved event and Agricultural Show production at all levels; improved cash flow (through instant payments and reports); increases in entries, vendors and visitors; ability to search, filter and export live Agricultural Show data to 3rd party applications; ability to generate Show catalogue in seconds; and accessibility on all devices - mobile, tablet, PC.

This wasn't the only first for the Show, with many new and leading initatives launched at this year's show such as:free public transport, along with a host of other initiatives as organisers looked to reduce the amount of waste produced on site.

The show’s approach to waste reduction included using fine woodchips for stable bedding instead of the usual 50kg of straw.

In the past, the straw has been removed off-site to compost but General Manager, Tracy Ahern wanted to see if this can be composted on-site and used at the park throughout the year.

Another popular initiative was the availability of free public transport on buses transferring at various times in the morning.

Hundreds of secure bike racks were also installed, paper platforms were moved to digital and mobile hydration stations with reusable cups reduced single-use plastic water bottles.

And, free entry was granted for under 18s.

The next New Zealand Agricultural Show will take place November 15th - 17th November 2023.

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