New Zealand (S.I.) Poultry, Pigeon & Cage Bird Association (Inc.)

Invercargill Poultry and Pigeon Club

PRESIDENT – ROSS BROWN        
Phone 03 208 0481

VICE PRESIDENTS – JO HORRELL &  AVA HUNT 
 
SECRETARY – ADRIAN WEBBY                     
1260 Woodlands -Invercargill Hwy,
R.D.1,
Invercargill   9871                                                                      
Phone 03 231 3533                                                                                      
e.mail  southlandheritagepoultry@gmail.com

TREASURER – JILL MAXWELL          
98 Waimatuku Township Road,
RD 3,
Riverton  9883
Phone 027 227 9385   

SHOW SECRETARY – AVA HUNT                      
Phone 03 2156748, 0272754713
email ava.hunt@xtra.co.nz

FACEBOOK PAGE - https://www.facebook.com/SouthlandPoultryandPigeons


Bryce Horrell and Ross Brown
Bryce Horrell and Ross Brown

Brief History
Invercargill has a great history of poultry and pigeon shows with the Southland Fanciers Club first exhibiting in 1886.  At that time all birds, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits and even hedgehogs were catered for.  The Invercargill Poultry and Pigeon Club’s first show was held in 1912 with 403 entries.
Over the years many characters have been in the Club.  In the early days the very staunch Strang Brothers of coffee and spice fame exhibited poultry and pigeons.  After the Second World War the five Calvert Brothers dominated showing in the south for four decades.

Centennial and National Show
The Invercargill Poultry and Pigeon Club hosted their Centennial and the National Show at the ILT Velodrome in July 2011.   This was the first time the National Show has been held in Invercargill and it is not expected to host a National Show for another 16 years.
The show had 1700 entries spread over the nine sections of birds exhibited ranging from
Water Fowl, Pigeons, Poultry, Cage Birds and exhibitors came from throughout New Zealand. 

Club
Today the Club is enjoying strong membership growth with good support at the monthly meetings held on the third Thursday of each month. We have our own club rooms on Lower Mary Street in Invercargill and we use these in the colder months. In the warmer months we visit member’s properties to look at birds before the monthly meeting. 
club meeting

Show Season
This year our annual show is on the 15th and 16th July 2017 and the 2018 show will be on the 14th and 15th July 2018 and it is held in the Kennington Kennel Club Hall in Kennington, just 3kms out of Invercargill.
There will be 20 oddSouth Island Championships competed for this year.
Show schedules are available from the show secretary each year.
The show is open to the public on Saturdays 1pm to 5pm and Sundays 9.30am to 1.00pm.
Door entry prices :- Family $10, Adult $5, Child $2.
show season

The Members
The members of our club like to encourage people to keep, breed and show birds as a rewarding hobby. Anyone thinking of joining the club, please contact us though our office bearers or our facebook page. Our club members do have birds and eggs for sale at times during the year.
Our annual membership fees are - Families $20,  Seniors $12,  Juniors $8 and Children are free.

Invercargill Poultry and Pigeon club prize hen
   



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