Ara closed for Canterbury Anniversary Day, Friday the 15th November

Canterbury Anniversary Day (Show Day) is on Friday the 15th November so Ara Institute of Canterbury (Christchurch and Ashburton campuses only) will be closed for the day. Canterbury Anniversary Day commemorates the founding of Canterbury Province in the 1850’s.

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Emily Harper Christchurch from near the Gloucester Street Bridge 1857. Watercolour. Collection of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū,

If you have no plans for the public holiday why not take a break and immerse yourself in all things rural by heading to the New Zealand Agricultural Show at their Canterbury Agricultural Park near Halswell.

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Approximately 100,000 people visit the show which runs from 13th-15th November and there is something for everyone to enjoy. Attractions in 2019 include; food, drink, live music performances, circus acts, equestrian events, carnival rides, wood chopping and livestock competitions.

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The 2018 Agricultural Show, New Zealand Agricultural Show website

 

A visit to the Show is a great day out for both adults and children…

 

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New Zealand Agricultural Show: map of the Addington Grounds

For more information about the show go to the New Zealand Agricultural Show website.

The Library will be open as usual on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of November. Have a great break on Friday…..

NZ Cup and A&P Show week 11-18th November 2017

Ara Institute of Canterbury (Christchurch and Ashburton campuses only)  will be closed on Friday 17th November as this is a public holiday for Canterbury. Take a break from your studies and immerse yourself in all things rural by heading to the Canterbury A&P show. Approximately 100,000 people visit the show which runs from 15th-17th November and there is something for everyone to enjoy eg; equestrian events, live music, carnival rides, woodchopping and livestock competitions.

http://www.nzcupandshow.co.nz/

If you would rather dress up in your finest attire and bet on horses then head to the Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Cup Day on Tuesday 14th November.

http://www.nzcupandshow.co.nz/events/christchurch-casino-nz-trotting-cup-day/

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