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Sika Show 2020

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No Change to 2020 Sika Show


News travels fast and you have probably heard that the Sika Show & Competition is up for sale. The event is indeed on the market, but that doesn’t mean that changes have been made to the event format, dates and place this year.


Organiser Mark Bridgman McMillan confirms that the Sika Show is going ahead as usual, on September 26 & 27, 2020. It will be held at the same venue, the Great Lake Centre & Tongariro Domain in Taupo.


“Over the years, the event has grown from a small gathering of keen hunters from the central North Island at the Spa Hotel in Taupo into an extensive 2-day expo and competition.”


After a trial with online ticket sales last year, the team has decided to return to door sales only. Central North Island Sika Foundation and Hunters and Habitats members still get free entry to the show as long as they bring their membership card, family passes will be available, and children under 16 can visit the show at no cost as long as they are accompanied by an adult ticket holder,” said Bridgman McMillan.


Over the years, the event has grown from a small gathering of keen hunters from the central North Island at the Spa Hotel in Taupo into an extensive 2-day expo and competition. It’s the longest running and largest event of its kind in Australasia, held annually at Taupo’s Great Lake Centre and Tongariro Domain. 


An important element of the Sika Show since the beginnings in 1993 has been the collection of Sika jaws. The jaw collection data is gathered by Hunters & Habitats, and provides valuable information on the population, demography, and condition of Sika deer in New Zealand. 


The organisation also uses the event as an opportunity to promote important messages around safe hunting practices and conservation to the thousands of people who visit the show each year.


Keep an eye on the Sika Show’s Facebook page and website for all updates.


For more information, please contact:


Mark Bridgman McMillan

027 290 9319


For media enquiries and/or high resolution images, please contact:


Martine Pierhagen

021 492 040


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