The 2022 National Poultry & Pigeon Show Countdown Newsletter No. 4
May Newsletter for…
The National Poultry & Pigeon Show to be held at the Horowhenua Events Centre, Victoria St, Levin on the 1st ,2nd and 3rd July 2022.
Entries by about 1 June – Not too late to enter! An electronic version of the entry form is on the website to make it easy to enter
Dinner numbers (for Friday) need to be confirmed by 21 June, $45 per person, with a cash bar, payment to the CD club as we’re doing it as a group booking payment (not paid at the venue). Every dinner booking gets 5 tokens (to the value of $10) for the casino night.
Saturday night dinner is a casual, bring your own, sit down in the Conference room and chat – we’ll do a takeaway run for anyone wanting some dinner.
Sunday breakfast is complimentary for exhibitors, judges, stewards & special guests – we just need an indication of numbers.
Volunteers, if you’d like to help, we’d love to hear from you – email email@example.com and chat to Sofianna. Erecting the show will be Tues & Wed 28/29 June from 8.30am each day. If you’d like to help during the show, there’s lots of different jobs & you get an insight to how its all done. And then Sunday, lots of hands makes light work to clear the hall.
Update on our Judges:
Because of Clint O’Briens late withdrawal due to surgery, we have now appointed John Taylor from Ashburton to judge the Waterfowl.
Dinner on Friday 1 July at the Levin Cossie Club
on SH1, 47-51 Oxford St – but parking entrance is on Ward Street .
You are welcome to the Cossie club from 3pm onwards for a predinner drink.
Dinner starting/seating at 6pm at the Levin Cossie Club.
$45 per person for the meal, with a cash bar – money into the CD bank account with your name and ‘dinner’ (if you’ve paid your entries already).
Kiwibank: 38-9020-0339934-00 (CD Poultry & Pigeon Cl)
To book your dinner numbers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org (subject ‘dinner’) by 21 June
We must supply dinner numbers to the Cossie Club Chef a week in advance.
Sponsorships to Note:
PT’s Pet Transport Interisland – the vouchers are for 1-2 boxes ($90-$180 value) of poultry travelling interisland or within the island (Winner must meet them at one of their pick up or delivery points on their route. Voucher is not transferable to anyone else and cannot be redeemed for cash).
PT’s Pet Transport Interisland have also donated one of their lovely large rosettes – to be awarded to the Best Rarebreed.
We have two copies of Marina Steinke’s book ‘Feathered Friends for Town and Country – A Complete Guide to Poultry Husbandry’, over 200 pages from getting started, choosing your birds, eggs, hybrids/heritage, incubating, raising chicks, breeding, predators, pests, diseases – there’s loads of information and 100’s of the most beautiful and detailed photos.
But don’t worry, if you miss out on winning one of these fabulous books we’re hoping to have some for sale at the show too!
Show Dates for the North Island:
Taranaki 21/22 May NZ Orpington
Auckland 4/5 June Rock/Aust/Langshan
Manawatu 11/12 June NZ Silkie
NZ Show Homer
Hastings 18/19 June NZ Fantail
Rhode Island Red
Wairarapa 25/26 June Rosecomb & Sebright
Central Districts 1/2/3 July Nationals
Waikato 16/17 July NI Araucana Club
Show Dates for the South Island:
North Canterbury 27th & 28th May
Dunedin 28th & 29th May
Milton 11th & 12th June
Ashburton 17th & 18th June
Christchurch 25th & 26th June
Waimate 1st & 2nd July
Invercargill 9th & 10th July
Marlborough 15th & 16th July
Oamaru 22nd & 23rd July