Bay of Islands Show 2013

Fine weather and a host of traditional country attractions again drew a big crowd to Waimate North on Saturday for the 171st Bay of Islands Pastoral and Industrial Show. The oldest show in the country saw record entries in the dairy, sheep and equestrian sections this year while the rides and small animals tent proved popular with the kids. Northland's top chefs and producers showcased their culinary skills in Savouring the Source, a food and wine festival held in a large marquee within the showgrounds. Photos by Peter de Graaf.