The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed another popular North Canterbury event.
The Scargill Horticultural and Home Industries Society, which has been running its annual Spring Show for more than 100 years, has cancelled the September 19 event.
The committee says the well-being of the community was at the heart of its decision.
Also, the ability to run it in a way that honoured the relaxed spirit of the event, and brought the community together, could not be guaranteed at alert level 2.
“The number of participants involved in show day far exceeds current restrictions and adequate social distancing will be difficult to achieve,” the committee says.