Starting young . . . Anna Gartery (left), aged 8, won the ribbon for pet lamb years 3 & 4 with 3-month-old Rolly at last year’s Northern A&P Show, while her brother Sam, (6), was second in the years 1 & 2 pet lamb class with It’s ya Boy Benji with Amelie Bell (7) and her lamb Marble which won the class.

By David Hill

Covid-19 has claimed another major North Canterbury event.

The Northern (Rangiora) A&P Association committee decided last week to cancel its 2020 show, scheduled for October 23-24.

“The committee decided the financial risk was too great given we are unsure what level we will be at come show day,” secretary Julia Dockerill says.

“We thank everyone for the ongoing support of the association and the show and we are looking forward to putting on a fabulous show in 2021.”

This decision follows the cancellation in May of the New Zealand Agricultural Show, which was due to be held in November, and several autumn shows earlier in the year including the Hawarden and Oxford shows.

Entrants are encouraged to get in touch to arrange a refund of their entry fees, while those that have registered for a trade, craft or food site will be contacted soon.

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