Waikato A&P Show

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions of Entry

The Promoter wants you to have a safe and enjoyable experience at the Event. Your entry to the Venue and the Event is subject to you complying with these conditions.

Your personal items, searches and rights of entry

  • You and your possessions may be searched before entering the Venue, at any time while in the Venue, or when leaving the Venue. If you refuse to participate in searches, you may be denied entry or asked to leave the Event.
  • You are responsible for your belongings at all times; please do not leave them unattended.
  • Photography – Photos will be taken on site which may result in you being in the fore of background. By entering the Show you give permission for photos to be used in our marketing or promotional activities.
  • If you are first on the scene of an emergency please dial 111 first, then tell a staff member or volunteer
  • There is an EMT on site.

Your Behaviour

We want everyone to have a great experience so please follow these guidelines:

  • You must follow the instructions of Waikato A&P Show staff and volunteers.
  • As we are a licenced venue you must not bring in or take out any alcohol without our prior permission.
  • You may be asked to provide identification to prove your age if you wish to purchase alcohol. Forms of identification we will accept are:
    – A valid passport
    – New Zealand drivers’ licence
    – HANZ 18+ card
  • If you become intoxicated, you will be required to leave the Waikato A&P Show

You are responsible for your children, please do not leave them unattended.

The Event is a non-smoking event and recognises that the Venue is a non-smoking area at all times. Please refrain from smoking at all times while in the Venue. If you do not, you may be required to leave the Venue and may be refused re-admittance to the Event.

If you do any of the following you may be refused entry or required to leave:

  • Sell tickets or merchandise or promoting products or services
  • Enter, attempt to enter or interfere with a restricted area, e.g. competitions or demonstrations
  • Bring in items that are not allowed including firearms or other weapons (knives etc)
  • Damage, deface or misuse any part of the venue or equipment
  • Behave in a disruptive or offensive manner
  • Behave in a way that unreasonably affects others working or attending the event
  • Supply alcohol to minors

Please do NOT bring these things on site

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment there are some things you may not bring with you.

Please leave the following restricted items behind when attending the Waikato A&P Show as you may be required to surrender them as a condition of entry. We are unable to provide storage and surrendered items may not be returned. You can’t bring:

  • Alcohol
  • Commercially produced food and drinks
  • Glass containers, cans or thermos flasks
  • Bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, skates or scooters
  • Illegal substances or items
  • Laser lights or pointers
  • Gang patches/colours
  • Weapons of any kind or items that may be used as a weapon
  • Pets – No animals allowed, unless with an exhibitor or Disability Assist Animal with approved documentation. (e.g. certification provided by an organisation qualified under the Dog Control Act 1996
  • Items that may be used for defacing or damaging property, e.g. markers
  • Items that could cause harm or public nuisance as determined by venue management
  • Unauthorised promotional material including signage, products and clothing
  • Professional camera, video or audio recording equipment

You should know that

  • Ticketing terms and conditions provide further details.
  • You consent to any image of you at the venue being used for reasonable publicity purposes by the venue.
  • Remote piloted aircraft systems (e.g. drones) may be used at the venue and you consent to their use.
  • You agree not to hold the Waikato Show staff or volunteers liable for any claim of loss, damage, cost or expense resulting from or in relation to your attendance at our venue.


In the event that you do not follow the conditions of entry you may be subject to the following actions:

  • You may be refused entry or required to leave Waikato A&P Show
  • If you are intoxicated, you will be refused entry or required to leave
  • You may be refused re-entry for a period of 24 hours.
  • Police may be asked to remove you from the venue.
  • You may be issued with a trespass notice from Waikato A&P Show for a period of 2 years.
  • You may be prosecuted for any criminal offence.

Tips to help you enjoy the Event

  • Be prepared, the Show is designed to take a few hours to get around all the areas – we have created plenty of areas to rest and find food, water, and seating.
  • The event comprises both indoor and outdoor expos – please dress appropriately for the weather on the day.


  • “Promoter” means Waikato Agricultural & Pastoral Association and Showing Waikato Ltd
  • “Event” means the Waikato A&P Show, to be held at the Venue on October 27-29 2023
  • “Venue” means the venue at which the Event is held, including grounds and carpark areas associated with the venue.



Terms & Conditions of Ticket Purchase

Any ticket issued is subject to the following conditions and may be revoked by the Promoter, proprietor of the Venue and/or organiser of the Event for breach of any of the specified conditions.

Your ticket

You can print your ticket(s) immediately upon confirmation of your credit card authorisation by clicking the Download & Print Ticket button. A confirmation email which contains a PDF of your ticket is sent to the email address you provided during the ticket purchasing process, from which you can print your ticket(s). You can also print your ticket(s) from your LÜP Profile. Each ticket is valid for one day only.

Look after your ticket(s) as you would cash. It must be presented in order to gain admittance to the event. The code on the ticket uniquely identifies this ticket and the purchaser, and can be redeemed only once. Multiple copies of this ticket will not allow multiple entries. In the event that multiple copies of this code are presented at the event, the Promoter may refuse entry to all ticket holders presenting tickets with this code.

When presenting concession tickets or entering events with an age restriction in place, appropriate identification must be shown. If suitable identification is not presented, you may be refused admittance to the event.

All ticket prices are shown in NZ Dollars and include GST and fees where applicable. LÜP accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express only.

Conditions of Entry

By purchasing the ticket(s) you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Entry as advertised by the Promoter and/or the Venue from time to time.  The current Terms and Conditions of Entry are available at the top of this page.

By purchasing the ticket(s) you confirm you have read and accepted the terms of the Promoter’s Data Protection Policy, which is available here.

Postponements, cancellations & refunds

Tickets cannot be refunded, exchanged or cancelled once issued except in accordance with the applicable laws of New Zealand. Therefore, please ensure that you carefully review your tickets before processing the purchase.

If a refund is authorised by the Promoter or required by law, any delivery or booking fees are not refundable.

Purchase from unauthorised sources

Tickets are sold on behalf of the Promoter by LÜP. Do not purchase tickets from any source other than LÜP or its authorised agencies.  Tickets purchased from any other source may be unauthorised copies and may be refused admittance to the event.

Ticket limits

Ticket purchases are limited to a total of 20 tickets per transaction. If you need to purchase more than 20 tickets for an event, you will have to purchase in a separate transaction. This policy is meant to restrict unfair purchasing practices.

Changes in program

The Promoter reserves the right to withdraw, replace, add or substitute artists or performers without notice.

Credit card problems

LÜP’s ticketing system involves an immediate exchange of information between LÜP and your bank via Direct Credit. Occasionally, your bank may not authorise a transaction, based on your account status or your card not being enabled for online purchases. In these instances, it is your bank denying your card, not LÜP, so please contact your bank for a resolution.


  • “Promoter” means Waikato Agricultural & Pastoral Association and Showing Waikato Ltd
  • “Event” means the Waikato A&P Show, to be held at the Venue on October 27-29 2023
  • “LÜP” means Lüp Pty Ltd, they will process and facilitate the ticketing website
  • “Venue” means the venue at which the Event is held, including grounds and carpark areas associated with the venue.