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The Mackenzie A&P Highland Show is the largest one day Show in New Zealand with 12-15,000 through the gates. A fun family day out with something for everyone!  The 123rd Mackenzie A&P Highland Show will be held on Easter Monday, the 5th of April 2021 at the Mackenzie A&P Showgrounds. Parking off of School Road.  Adults $15, Under 15 $5, Preschoolers and cars free. Public entry from 8am.  Keep up to date with details on our Facebook page  and website  
This year, the Show is FEATURING: Craig Smith—”Wonkey Donkey” (sponsored by Fairlie Early Learners). There will plenty to see at the Show. The Timetable and Programme will be available online from our website a fortnight before the Show. Some events that might interest you are: the Barwoods Entertainment stage, the Mackenzie Shears, Wood Chopping, Highland Games (demo), Pedalmania, Shepherd’s Hack Competition, Exhibition Dog Trial, Country Kidz Agri-sports, Animal Tent, Vintage Machinery, Mackenzie Highland Pipe Band, Archery, Mini Kids Bouncy Rodeo Show, Fairlie Four Square lolly scramble, Grand Parade, carnival rides, shopping, food, animals and much, much more…..
The Schedule of Classes for the 2021 Show is now available on our official website or by contacting the Secretary. Closing date for most entries is on February 28th but they don’t have to be finished until Show Day which gives you plenty of time to prepare your entries. Please consider entering as exhibits are an important part of the Show…with over 1000 classes, I’m pretty sure there is at least one class for everyone! Maybe one of these areas will catch your eye: home and farm produce, wine and home brew, cooking, flowers, patchwork, needlework, art, crafts (card making, scrapbooking, jewellery, sculpture, carving, pottery), photography, dog trials, local pet dog (children), highland dancing, piping and solo drumming, alpacas, wearable arts, equestrian (from miniatures to draught), sheep, wool, cattle, goats or poultry (chickens, ducks and pigeons). 
There are over 160 businesses on site so there is shopping for everyone…men, women and children! If you are interested in booking a site, application information is available on our official website and they due on the 6th of March.   
The Show Committee would like to extend an open invitation for Show helpers.  This doesn’t mean you have to ‘join’ the Committee (though you are more than welcome to) but with an ageing Committee, we can definitely use always use more helpers for setting up, taking down and on the day.  Please, please consider putting your hand up and contacting me.

A reminder for the upcoming Community Board meeting this Wednesday..

Don't forget that the next Tekapo Community Board Meeting is this Wednesday 17th March at the Tekapo Community Hall starting at 3pm.  Just some of the items on the Agenda include:

- the screening of the Tekapo Tavern
- Barbara Hay & D'Archiac Drive Reserve upgrade progress
- Lakefront improvements
- Rabbit control

The public session runs from 3pm until approximately 3.30pm.  This is the public's opportunity to raise any issues or topics of interest they would like tabled and discussed with the board and council members present.  Once the public forum is closed, the formal meeting will proceed.  We welcome and encourage all members of the public to attend. Anyone is welcome to remain to listen but will be unable to speak unless specifically invited by the Chair.
Put This One in Your Diary !
SAVE THE DATE: Steve Gurney is coming to Tekapo
Friday 26th March, 6:00pm
Lake Tekapo Community Hall
Adults: Pre purchased $15, Students: Free (Tickets sold at the door $20)
Entry includes complimentary drink and light refreshments

Best known for winning the Coast to Coast nine times, Steve is an inventor with a mechanical engineering degree, the author of two best selling books, recipient of an NZSM Service award and a qualified NLP practitioner. Steve will share with us some of his hard-learnt life lessons, his inspiring adventures and hilarious stories in an evening not to be missed.  To secure tickets email 

Anyone wanting to volunteer to come along and see how it works in our wee part of Tekapo or to help clear the traps please contact Walter Speck on 027 379 8968
Maps - Where to Collect them from  

The map books ( $6 each ) are now distributed by the fabulous Annie OSuillivan at her bike hire premises at 8 Simpson Lane.  Please collect and Annie will record and report to us.  Annie is open Tuesday to Sundays from 10-5.

TPBA Membership Meeting


Chair           Ann-Maree Grant
Vice Chair   Brooke Gardiner
Secretary    Jen Koberstein
Treasurer    Prue Blake
Committee  Hollie Woodhouse

Committee Meetings –     6th April, 4th May, 1st June, 6th July, 3rd August, 7th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 7th December  

Public meetings ALL members welcome – (February ) rescheduled date tbc ,  15th April,  17th June,  19th August,  21st October, 18th November, 12th December 

Benefits of Membership;
  • Access to our database of 220 
  • Inclusion on 
  • Promotion on our social media channels (Facebook with over 3300 followers and Instagram )
  • Placing items in the newsletter
  • Inclusion to our B2B networking Functions 
  • Access to free workshops - six workshops planned for 2021
  • Advocacy by TPBA as required by businesses 

Membership is $150 per year (1 April - 31 March annually), $50 for any additional website listings or a  second business and ONLY $30 for an individual membership

We send out our e-newsletter every fortnight here is the link to them all, if you have any information you would like to include please email us.

Thanks from your committee,
Tekapo Promotions & Business Association
TPBA would like to thank Genesis and the Tekapo Community Board for our funding

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