Other Activities

Cambridge Melbourne Cup Day


The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous horse race, and is truly the ‘race that stops a nation’.

The Waikato region’s overwhelming contribution to the Emirates Melbourne Cup is to be celebrated at Cambridge on November 2, 2010. Cambridge Melbourne Cup Day will be held at Lake Karapiro as part of the official 2010 World Rowing Champs programme. This year will mark the 150th anniversary of the great race. Cambridge has been home to 14 Cup winners, eight of which are associated with Cambridge Stud, and the greater Waikato region has contributed a number of others. In the past 45 years – 55% of the winners have been from Waikato blood lines.

Fashion, another drawcard to the Melbourne Cup day, will feature a contest in front of rowing and racing ateendees, where the winner of the Cambridge Melbourne Cup Fashion Contest has automatic entry into the Myers Fashion on the Field Melbourne Cup Day the following year in 2011.

Racing from Flemington will be broadcast live all afternoon on massive outdoor screens in front of the picturesque Lake Karapiro, climaxing in the Emirates Melbourne Cup Race at around 5pm.
For more information please go to: www.firsttuesday.co.nz


World Rowing Championships


Come and share the spirit
In 1978, 60,000 spectators crowded the banks of Lake Karapiro to see the world?s best rowers in
action. For the fi rst time since that amazing event, the FISA World Rowing Championships return to
New Zealand. BE THERE! 30 October – 7 November 2010

Ticket prices include all Off The Water Entertainment and a FREE Park & Ride bus service from the offi cial car parks to the venue.
To purchase tickets go to www.ticketek.co.nz
For all event information and disabled ticketing, visit www.wrch2010.com

New Zealand will welcome the world with a spectacular Opening Ceremony for the 2010 World Rowing Championships
on Saturday 30 October.

The Opening Ceremony will begin with a nostalgic look back at the 1978 Championships followed by a fl otilla of water craft with athletes and celebrities celebrating the history of the oldest Olympic sport and the success of NZ rowers – and other sports – over the years. The formal part of the Ceremony will include a powhiri in the presence of the Maori King and the offi cial flag raising.

A 90-minute gig from top NZ rockers OPSHOP will bring the day to a close.

During the Championships, kick back and enjoy top NZ entertainment after the excitement of the racing. Every day, there will be live bands, DJs and children?s entertainment. Watch the Melbourne Cup on the big screens on Tuesday 2 November. Then the four days of medal finals will feature top NZ bands on the main stage. And that’s all included in the price of your ticket!

The General Admission tickets admit spectators to lakeside viewing areas on the Mighty River Domain embankment area and give full access to all the entertainment areas and other amenities at the venue.

The daily tickets range in price from $19.95 (children 8-15 years,
$5.00) to $59.95 (children $20.00) on the Finals days.
The ticket price includes parking and bus tickets for the
Park & Ride system. Free entry for children under 8.