The team at Barge Showgrounds Events Centre pride themselves on always providing personalised customer service and a friendly face, to help with all your wedding and event needs.

With one core team that can help with every question, query or booking, the Barge Showgrounds are here to help.

Malcolm McKerrow

Malcolm McKerrow

Malcolm McKerrow is the Chief Executive Officer of Whangarei Agricultural & Pastoral Society. The Society owns and operates Barge Showgrounds Events Centre.


Greg Watts

Greg Watts is our onsite caretaker at the Barge Showgrounds Events Centre and is dedicated to helping you with all your onsite requirements. Greg is renowned for his friendly face and helpful nature.


Shelley Smith

Shelley Smith is your first point of call for any questions or enquiries you may have for Barge Showgrounds Events Centre. Shelley can assist you with all your wedding, conference and event enquiries – she is here to help you.


Chris Mason

Chris Mason is our business development manager. She is a friendly voice on the end of the phone and can answer any queries you may have. Chris also carries out the administration for the annual Show.