Spectrum 779. Show Week

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Spectrum visits the Canterbury Agricultural and Pastoral Show to take in something of the flavour of its annual carnival.

Interview with an unidentified male patron of the Canterbury A and P Show and brief commentary from the finale of the show The Grand Parade. Chief Executive of the Canterbury A and P Association, Mike Vernon talks about the Show's history and traditions.

Interviews with an unidentified male sheep farmer and fourth generation Show exhibitor, and an unidentified male, a former Auckland M.P. and now farmer and Show exhibitor who uses the show to introduce new breeds. David Cassells, a show judge and former Corriedale sheep exhibitor talks about coming up from Otago to the Show.

Interview with 'Haggis' (nickname) a Scots exhibitor in the Cattle Pavilion who slept the night with his bull. Unidentified Hororata farmer 'Selwyn' talks about his past involvement with the show and incidents with bulls in the Parade.

Interview with unidentified female gig competitor, attending the A & P Show with her grand-daughter, talks about why she competes. Champion axeman, Les Gilsenan talks about the wood-chopping competition and member of the Christchurch Historic Machinery Club talks about their displays of vintage farm equipment and antique motors.

Further commentary from The Grand Parade in the main arena. Outside the Cattle Pavillion an unidentified woman and her daughter talk about their pet Jersey calf 'Rose'. A final interview with an unidentified farmer who's won a Supreme Champion award for his Border Leicester sheep concludes the programme.

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Year 1992

Reference number 10723

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Documentary radio programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits Cvitanovich, Jerome, Producer
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007), Broadcaster
Vernon, Mike, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Gilsenan, Les, Speaker/Kaikōrero

Duration 00:30:29

Date 20 Dec 1992

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