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Food and Entertainment in Cultural Village

Words & photo: Geoff Lewis

Julia Jeanplong with her divine Lecso which she will demonstrate at the show.

Julia Jeanplong loves food. The vivacious 24-year-old was born in Hungary, arrived in New Zealand as a toddler and these days demonstrates her interest in Hungarian cuisine with vivid descriptions […]

Roughrider Rickshaws, a novel way to get to the show.

Catch a ride to the Waikato Show from Victoria Street to the Claudelands Showgrounds.

Roughrider Rickshaws will be operating from Liverpool street, south to Alma Street and across the bridge to the Waikato Show.  For $10 per person you can catch a ride from the CBD to the Waikato Show.

Contact Phil at Roughrider Rickshaws on 021721444 […]

Band of brothers open Waikato Show

Words & photo: Geoff Lewis

A band of brothers, and recent Auckland Folk Festival award winners for excellence in music, will kick-off the entertainment schedule at this year’s Waikato Show.

Laurence, 15, Sam 14 and Nate 10 are Rhodeworks.

The home-schooled kids, of Tracy Frangos and Bruce Rhodes, live on a lifestyle block not far from Hamilton and […]

Community connection focus of Neighbourhood Support

Words & photo: Geoff Lewis

Neighbourhood Support groups cover about 22 per cent of dwellings in Hamilton but the coverage could always be better, says Neighbourhood Support area co-ordinator, John Evered.

Based in what was the Hamilton North community policing centre, the job of Neighbourhood Support is to act as a liaison within the community and between […]

Encouraging women into Architecture

Words: Geoff Lewis

Encouraging women into architecture – as a profession – is the aim of Waikato Women in Architecture says group member, Hamilton architect and heritage consultant, Laura Kellaway.

The group, collectively launched in 2015, plans to have a presence in the Boutique Autumn HomeXPO, run in association with the Waikato Show this April.

Laura says, ”we […]

Alluring antiques on offer

Words & photo: Geoff Lewis

Deirdre Field has always enjoyed collecting things and started in Auckland more than 50 years ago.

After a varied working life, including working as an antiques dealer, Huntly-based Diedre, 77, will host a stand in the Antiques Fair as part of The Waikato Show this April.

About to move to the South Island, […]

Book Worms Welcome!

Words & photo: Geoff Lewis

Despite massive in-roads of technology, the traditional book still has many fans and book fairs continue to be a key source of revenue for community service groups including East Hamilton Lions.

The group will host another of its regular book fairs as part of the Waikato Show this April.

Member and book fair […]

A Show too good to miss

Words & photo: Geoff Lewis

The Waikato Show’s Schools Day Out programme is an opportunity too good to miss, say Fairfield Primary School deputy principals Rob Newton and Lisa Deane.

The Schools Day Out is a free one-day learning programme open to all primary and intermediate school students in Hamilton and the Waikato.

Students come with their teachers […]

Ethical clothes Sarah’s aim

Words & photo: Geoff Lewis

Sarah Wolf has an ideal – to offer women the opportunity to obtain clothing in a way that is ethically justifiable and environmentally sustainable.

Originally from Ireland, Sarah works for the Waikato Environment Centre and has a background in marketing and communications, particularly in the not-for-profit sector.

”Much of our clothing is made by […]

Ice Skate Tour

The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with multiple, state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97% the same gliding capacity as natural ice but don’t melt and are 100% green. The Ice Skate Tour aims to offer a unique ice skate experience to as many kids, families […]