Kumeu District Agricultural Horticultural Society

About Us

Welcome to Kumeu Showgrounds, the premier venue for all your event needs. With our expansive 34-hectare showgrounds, located just 20km outside Auckland CBD in the beautiful suburb of Kumeu, we offer the perfect setting for a wide range of events.

As the proud hosts of the annual Kumeu Show, one of the largest A&P Shows in the area, we have a rich history dating back to 1921. Our society, the Kumeu District Agricultural Horticultural Society (KAHS), was established with the aim of promoting horticultural growing and animal breeding activities in the Kumeu district.

Over the years, we have grown from strength to strength, acquiring a 17-hectare farm near Kumeu railway station, followed by a neighboring 17 hectares to form a working farm. Today, our showgrounds are a hub of community activities, offering a vibrant space for exhibitions, trade shows, concerts, and more.

Meet the Team

Our dedicated team is led by President Jane Sparnon and Vice President Simon Cashin. With their expertise and passion for our society’s mission, we strive to create unforgettable experiences for our visitors.

Supporting them is our treasurer, Gary Pearce, and Junior Vice President, Monte Neal. Together, they ensure the smooth operation of our society and the success of our events.

Behind the scenes, our hardworking Councilors include Kelly Hancock, Christine Lischner, Barry West, Christine Barton, Owen Burnside, Paul Hancock, Wayne Hughes, Robb Kemp, and Sue Burnside. They play a vital role in shaping our society’s future and ensuring that we continue to thrive.

We are also fortunate to have the guidance of our Secretary, Lizelle Westman, and the invaluable assistance of our caretaker, Greg Short.

Whether you’re attending the Kumeu Show, planning a wedding, or organizing a corporate event, Kumeu Showgrounds is the ideal venue choice. Book your event with us today and experience the magic of Kumeu.


Jane Sparnon

Vice President

Simon Cashin


Gary Pearce

Jnr Vice President

Monte Neal


Kelly Hancock          Christine Lischner    Barry West      

Christine Barton      Owen Burnside        Paul Hancock           

Wayne Hughes         Robb Kemp              Sue Burnside

Secretary  Lizelle Westman

Caretaker  Greg Short

Jane Sparnon


Derry Faulder

Honorary Life Member

Monte Neal

Jnr Vice President

Lizelle Westman

Secretary / Kumeu Show Manager

Owen Burnside, Yvonne O’Leary, Derry Faulder

Kumeu Show Committee Members

Wayne Hughes, Simon Cashin

Councillor, Vice President

Exec, Council, Show Committee

Keith Woodward / Greg Short

Kumeu Show Committee Members

Graham Andrew, Robb Kemp, Derry Faulder

Show Committee

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