With huge apologies to the NZ hunting community and all of you who were looking forward to attending the Sika Show, in the best interest of all involved and due to the way the Covid-19 Alert Levels are changing, we had to make the difficult decision to cancel the event for 2020. We are so sorry to have to do this.
The announcement today has made it clear that Auckland will stay in Alert Level 3 for at least four more days, until midnight on Sunday. The rest of the country remains at level 2 until September 6, at least. The PM said she didn't want to give any expectations for people organising large events about whether there might be a staged move to Level 1 on September 6.
There is no way for us to postpone, and we are so sorry if you have to now cancel your plans, accommodation, catch up with friends. We realise that this cancellation is a huge disappointment for everyone, but we are simply running out of time. If you have purchased your tickets online, you will receive a refund soon.
Thanks for your support, and stay safe.
The 27th Sika Show will unfortunately not be held this year on the last weekend of September, 2020 at the Great Lake Centre & Domain in central Taupo.
This annual event is the largest outdoor trade show of this kind in New Zealand.
More than 6000 hunters visit the show each year for the competitions, taxidermy, and the latest innovations in hunting and outdoor-related products and services.
There are more than 150 exhibitors, ranging from outdoor clothing and footwear retailers to shooting suppliers, pest solution specialists, conservation groups, hunting clubs, magazines, guided safari operators, and many others.