The Ashburton Show is held on the weekend following Labour Weekend of every year and
is the largest two day annual agricultural event held in the Mid Canterbury District. 

Hosted at the Ashburton Showgrounds on 17.4 hectares of land owned by the Ashburton Agricultural & Pastoral Association since it's founding in 1877. Ashburton A&P Association’s mission statement is to “Promoting excellence in agriculture and goodwill between Town and Country”. 

The show attracts exhibitors from all over the South Island. Each year the President chooses a ‘Show Theme’ and many exhibits/competitions are based around this theme.  

The Show offers strong two day competition for Horses, Dog Trials and one day competition for Sheep/Wool/Pet Lambs, Cattle (Dairy, Beef & Calves), Poultry, Alpacas, Shearing, Goats, Donkeys, Grain & Seeds, Highland Dancing, Tiny Tots and Home Industries for adults and students.  All Events are well supported offering a good standard of competition to competitors. Over 190 sites compliment the Livestock Competitors together with Food, Music, Displays Entertainment and Competitions.


The Ashburton A&P Association seek an enthusiastic and motivated person to fill the part time position of Administrator to commence 1st April 2015.
We require a team player with a positive attitude and high degree of initiative, drive and an ability to work well under pressure with volunteers.
   Excellence is required in the following:
¨      People skills
¨      Attention to detail
¨      Ability to multi task
¨      Ability to work to deadlines
¨      Computer skills
For any enquiries and a copy of the Job description please contact President Lynette Lovett,
phone 033026619
If this sounds like you then please forward your confidential application along with your CV and References to:
Lynette Lovett
343 Dawsons Road
Applications close 9th February 2015

Committee 2014

Phone Cell Email
Ray Colville             308-4862       0274 334 865
Lynette Lovette         302-6619     0274 359 619       lynette@seaviewlovettfarm.co.nz
Senior Vice President
Chris Watson             3089288      0274 325 769       chris_amanda7@clear.net.nz      
Junior Vice President
David Butterick          3024720      0274 365 505       lisanddavid@xtra.co.nz
Association Manager
Lucy Raisbeck           3087908       0211160252         ashburtonshow@gmail.com
Financial Officer
Yvonne Liemburg      3072272      0211859603          ashburtonshow@clear.net.nz
Past President
David Bennett           3023720                                     d.mbennett@farmside.co.nz
Shayne Adams          308-7565      0272 837 735        shayne_kim@vodafone.co.nz
Carolyn Coulter          308-2333      0272 675 403       cccolt@xtra.co.nz
Rex Lash                    302-6863      0274 377 849        rpnj.lash@xtra.co.nz
David Stewart             308-5946     0276 603 754        tj@farmside.co.nz
Rachael Edmonstone  308-9911     0272 001 538       rachael.edmonstone@cmp.co.nz
Marion Brown              308-5972     0212 941 171       brownma@xtra.co.nz
​David King                  302-3808                                   davidandheather@xtra.co.nz
Bill Hood                     308-8256​
John Taylor                 3037339     0276 146 610         je.kj.taylor@gamil.com
Nick Gilbert