Whangarei Agriculture & Pastoral Society


Promoting, motivating, supporting the rural sector.

Owned and operated by the Society, Barge Showgrounds Events Centre is a modern, multi-purpose function centre designed for  flexibility. 

Situated on State Highway 14, Maunu, Whangarei, just a few minutes drive from Whangarei CBD, the building, is fully air-conditioned, and features a range of  function rooms along with a fully functional, well equipped kitchen. 

Whangarei A&P Show

The annual A&P Show brings town and country together in an exciting family atmosphere of animal displays and competitions, exhibitions and educational attractions.

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Meetings & Conferences

Perfect for meetings and conferences, Barge Showgrounds Events Centre offers excellent facilities, extensive car parking and a wonderful rural atmosphere. 

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Weddings & Special Events

Special occasions, celebrations or weddings are SIMPLE and EASY at Barge Showgrounds Events Centre.  

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In addition to great meeting, conference and function rooms, Barge Showgrounds Events Centre also offers a full commercial kitchen, cafe, bar and large walk-in chiller.

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Rural Business Network

Whangarei A & P Society are proud to run the Rural Business Network. RBN provides an opportunity for rural based business people to participate in professional development to grow their businesses through networking and learning.  

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