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Christchurch celebrates New Zealand Cup & Show Week

12 November 2018

New Zealand Cup and Show Week, the South Island’s premier Spring Festival, kicked off over the weekend with a celebration of racing, fashion, excitement and glamour.

Always the stand out week of Christchurch’s spring calendar, the annual event brings together races at Riccarton Park, Addington Raceway, and the annual New Zealand Agricultural Show, in collaboration with city promotions agency ChristchurchNZ.

ChristchurchNZ General Manager of Destination and Attraction Loren Heaphy says visitors and residents are in for a tantalising combination of old favourites and exciting new offerings at this year’s event.

“New Zealand Cup and Show Week is the stand out week of Christchurch’s Spring Calendar and the most recognised and vibrant racing, fashion and agricultural festival in the country,” Ms Heaphy says.

“The week is an opportunity for Christchurch and Canterbury to stand out on the world stage – whether that’s through fashion, food, racing or agribusiness – and to celebrate all that’s amazing and unique about our region with our residents and visitors,” Heaphy says.

“Our central city welcomes you start and finish the biggest days of Christchurch’s social calendar with us,” Ms Heaphy says.

True to form, Christchurch city has turned it up for the celebrations with a range of awesome deals, experience and events on offer, including champagne breakfasts on The Terrace and free transport provided by Christchurch Casino to their range of after parties.

Whether you are looking for stand out race or show action, or you just want to enjoy all that Christchurch and the Canterbury region offer, New Zealand Cup and Show Week is a must do on your social calendar.

There’s a huge range of top-class events and entertainment at the New Zealand Agricultural Show, Addington Raceway and Riccarton Park from November 10 – 17, so check out the various events, get into the city and enjoy the experience of Christchurch during New Zealand Cup and Show Week.


For more information on New Zealand Cup and Show Week and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.nzcupandshow.co.nz/