Skating fun for everyone
at the Waikato Show 2017!


Get your tickets before the special ends!


The country comes to town for 3 days.
Interact with all the various farm animals up close and under one roof!



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At EVES we have assisted with many property transactions and we have achieved incredible results through focusing on the home owner’s objectives.
If you are a landlord, then the experienced EVES Property Management team are on hand to assist.
EVES Rentals know the business with in excess of 2700 properties from their 5 Management divisions throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

Look out for the new EVES office opening in Hamilton East soon!



Kindly sponsored by Rothbury Insurance Brokers – the Touch Screen Surveys (as you exit the show)
gives you an opportunity to win dinner for four at Joe’s Garage! (valued at $200)


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Our business is about protecting what’s of value to our clients.
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You don’t need to be super fit to enjoy stunning views in the Hamilton & Waikato Region.
With high points boasting breath-taking vistas across rich green farming countryside like a checkered tablecloth, across bridges over trickling streams, through ancient rainforest and past middle-earth-esque rock formations – it’s no wonder Wairere Falls near Matamata is a favourite among locals and visitors alike.
With two options available via the same return track, you can choose to walk to the Viewing Point which marks the half way point and base of the falls, or make a day of it and tackle the full hike to the top of the
waterfall and be rewarded by the beautiful view!


  • Wairere Falls is the highest waterfall in the North Island of New Zealand
  • Water plunges 153 metres over the falls before forming little streamlets that flow through moss-covered rocks and ferns
  • Hike your way to the viewing platform at the base of the falls – you can stop here for a picnic or break, taking in the stunning waterfalls cascading over the rock formations
  • Or continue up to the top of the falls another 45 – 60 minutes for breath-taking 180 degree views across the sweeping Waikato plains
  • Wooden bridges offer easy crossing of the waterways along the track
  • The staircase before the lower viewing platform offers a rewarding challenge
  • Alternative Tramping track available from the top of the falls which takes the Wairere Track east to the North South Track. This track is not as well maintained but offers a path less travelled.
  • During the summer, there are plenty of pools to paddle in along the track
  • In spring time watch out for the apricot coloured flowers of the taurepo or sandpaper plant on the rocky valley walls


  • SHORTEST – Return hike to the Viewing Point at the base of the falls about 1.5 hrs
  • LONGEST – Return hike to the top of the waterfall is about 3-4 hrs, 5km return via same track


  • Wairere Falls is the highest waterfall in the North Island
  • Four legged friends are not permitted on this track
  • Access via Goodwin Road, off Old Te Aroha Road
  • Just 10 minutes’ drive from Matamata town centre
  • Just 20 minutes’ drive to Te Aroha Mineral spas (perfect to enjoy a soak after your hard day’s hike!)


  • Good hiking footwear is recommended as the track can be muddy and uneven in some areas
  • A steep staircase leads to the viewing point lookout
  • Take your camera as there are many opportunities to stop of photograph the running stream, beautiful forest and sweeping vistas

For more information on the Wairere Falls visit or,
for more information about the other various tracks and trails available
in the Hamilton & Waikato region, visit

From the President

So here we are in the countdown phase of the Waikato Show, where each individual day takes on quite a different level of value, and the pressure comes on to complete any tasks still hanging, and tie up the loose ends before Day One.
The various expos are looking good, and the addition of new players has added to the overall “feel” of this uniquely community event.  All we need now are good crowds on all three days of the Show and some good weather – preferably brilliant sunshine, and gentle autumnal breezes.

The work being hammered out behind the scenes by staff, volunteers, and expo co-ordinators continues to build towards pack-in day on Thursday 6 April, and I am certain the end results will be stunning.
Thank-you to everyone who is a part of this annual process; without you there is no Show for the public to be wowed by.


Operation Claude VI:

I say!  TEN days to Operation Claude VI, the weapons are suitably stockpiled, a small mountain of flourbombs await eager hands, the nascent Fort Claude is currently in storage, and sitting alongside it is a pile of materials to produce an Obstacle Course!
Everything is, as the Chaps say, all tickety-boo.
All we are waiting for now is good weather, hordes of participants, and a gentle cross-breeze to waft flour and battle sounds into the rest of the Show.

By the very nature of the martial beast, we have reset the times for scheduled battles to High Noon, 1330 and 1500 hours respectively, although, as ever, once there are enough combatants we will certainly begin putting them through their paces.  And in the interim there is always the Obstacle Course to keep the action moving.

Clubs Showcase:

Just on two weeks to go, and things are, as always, heating up towards the Showcase.
It has yet to not work out like that, which seems to reflect the nature of community organisations.
So far we have 21 Exhibitors ranging from sports to service groups to creative groups to general interest, not to mention a couple of businesses as well:

Alf’s Imperial Fifth Waikato Dragoons Inc, Astroman, Freemasons Waikato, Girls Brigade Waikato, Hamilton Woodturners Club, Hamilton Community Centre of Music, Hamilton (NZ) Immortals Wargaming Club, Hamilton Inline Hockey Club Inc, Kings Empire Veterans, Leap, Male Voices Waikato, Mates Men Network, NZ Cadet Forces, NZ Parkour, NZ Society of Genealogists, Riverlea Theatre, Scouting Waikato, Sweet Solutions Ltd, Taoist Tai Chi, Toastmasters NZ, Waikato Celtic Arts Academy, Waikato Combined Tramping Clubs.

Our Performance area is looking rather good this year, with Saturday only having one slot left, and Sunday rapidly filling too – yes, Friday still has room for performances if you have any looking for somewhere to happen.
We have worked in with the Cultural Village this year to help fill our times, and to give their cultural groups an all-weathers venue to display what they do to the community at large.
All promises to be really exciting!


LAST CHANCE to enter the food competitions!

See details below…