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Military memories rekindled at show

Words & photo: Geoff Lewis

Ross Wardlaw loves collecting military medals – you can see it in the way his eyes light up as he handles the bronze and gold and coloured ribbons.

Wardlaw is the national president of the King’s Empire Veterans (KEV), a group that represents former service men and women.

A former army cook, the […]

Bring on the books!

Words & photo: Geoff Lewis

New titles, working authors and educational kits are included in an upcoming library show with the strong intention of keeping libraries relevant.

This is the key aim of All About the Books, a section of the Waikato Show organised by Hamilton City Libraries.

Children and teens librarian, Su Bradburn, said the aim was […]

Learning music a family affair

Words & photo: Geoff Lewis

Rototuna mum, Kerryn Ferguson and her daughters Zoe (9) and Caitlyn (7) enjoy music thanks to the Hamilton Community Centre of Music.

The three are not unusual in the centre – which has more than 300 students and often attracts older students returning to music and, in Kerryn’s case, with her children.

“I […]

Is your pushbike an e-bike yet?

Words: Geoff Lewis (photos supplied by Wk Enviro Centre)

Hamilton man Bruce McKenzie is keen on engineering and sustainability. Recently he became an ‘associate’ with MeloYelo — a trust focused on popularising electric transport and encouraging young people into engineering careers.

Formerly from Taranaki, he moved to Hamilton to be closer to grandkids and recently became involved […]

Wanted: Rampant Rampicante growing for the Waikato Show

Words & photo: Geoff Lewis

They call them ‘Rampicante’ which is one of the Italian terms for a long green climbing zucchini or trombone squash – and they are the stars of Tony Dixon’s garden.

Despite the variable summer weather, Dixon plans to have a few choice examples ready for the Marvellous Marrow growing category, as part […]

Mad enough to have donkeys

Jenny and Bryan Clausen are the ”Only people mad enough to have donkeys.”

The couple are dairy farmers and run Awapuni Donkey Stud near Gordonton. Over the past 30 years they have indulged their interest in animals by building up a collection of poultry, pigs, miniature horses and donkeys. They will display some of this animal […]

Huge Youth focus at Waikato Show

Hamilton youth base Te Ahurei a Rangatahi are the driving force behind the new Youth Expo at this year’s Waikato Show.

Te Ahurei a Rangatahi is a youth health and development organisation offering educational, promotional and social service initiatives to young people and their whanau in the Hamilton region.

In operation for 20 years and based in […]

Homemade creations put to test

Out in the community, there is a ground swell of people who love cooking and are making tasty cuisine in the kitchen.

There is a real resurgence, in returning to the ways of old, in enjoying the benefits of growing and preserving produce.

The Waikato Show (Claudelands, April 7 – 9) has provided the opportunity for growers, […]

Life-size Foosball

Life-size foosball is a huge amount of fun the whole family and it’s free!

Other Exhibitors

If you are not sure where your products fit in the show, get in touch and we can find the perfect space for you.

The Waikato Show is always evolving and developing, it is exciting to have new and different exhibition spaces.