It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the WAFA World Show in New Zealand. The show had been moved back to 2024 because of the Coronavirus, but yesterday the WAFA committee released a statement which said:
” This is not a decision we have taken lightly but there are overriding concerns that have caused us to make this decision at this time. First, is the increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, the current spread of the Delta variant, the potential for further variants, and the strict and frequently-imposed Government restrictions, which have kept New Zealanders safe. All indications point to a highly probable and continuing model where inbound visitors to New Zealand will be required to adhere to strict mitigation measures, if in fact they are granted a visa.
Second, is the responsibility we feel towards WAFA Ltd, our members, sponsors and partners, overseas registrants and visitors who will fund the show. In an ideal world we would wait and see. But, we are in the real world, and we cannot, in all good conscience, ask our members to continue to invest money, or approach partners and sponsors knowing the potential risks.
The full statement can be found here: NZ cancellation