Tasman Leader : February 20th 2014
NEWS THE TASMAN LEADER, FEBRUARY 20, 2014 A&PShow decides rural competitions T he Murchison A&P Show was not just a grand day out for the community – it also doubled as a stop for several rural competitions. The AgriKidsNZ and TeenAg regional final, the Young Farmers Tasman regional final and the Murchison shears were all decided on Saturday. AgriKidsNZ is open to children 8 to 13 years of age and they compete in teams of three while the TeenAg competition calls for high school students 13 to 18 years old, competing in pairs. Up against teams from Canterbury, Murchison’s Grass Gurus – Taine Kinzett, George Kitney and Ben Allan from Murchison Area School – took third place in AgriKidsNZ. The top three teams from each Regional Final are invited to attend the 2014 Grand Final in Christchurch in July. In the Young Farmer competition, Reuben Carter will be the Tasman rep for the second straight year. On Saturday he scored 216 points out of a possible 375, ahead of Andrew Wiffen on 199 and Sarah O’Connell on 188. Blenheim photographer, rifleman and shearer Richard Sampey took the open class title in the Murchison Shears, in just his second win in the class. He first won in 2002 at Ellesmere. On Saturday he won a four-man final despite being last to finish, more than a sheep behind first-man-off and first-year Open shearer Travers Baigent, of Golden Downs. But it was quality that mattered, and a clear 3.257 points better than anyone else in the judges’ books meant Richard got home in the final count by 0.42 points from the runner-up, the more favoured Chris Jones, who had been top qualifier from the heats. The Murchison show attracted 29 shearers, a promising sign being the 11 in the Junior class, won by newcomer Amy Silcock. Andrew Ferguson, of Collingwood, won the Senior final. Adopt Me! Proudly sponsored by 37 Manuka St, Nelson. Ph 548 0838 This is Poppy, a beautiful black and white female around 3 years old. Poppy is a sweet girl who prefers to be the only cat in a household. She has not grown up around children but would settle into a more mature household with older kids. Proudly sponsored by Riding tall: Kelcie Bradley on Private Line, the Reserve Champion in Open Hack. Hang on: Winner Reuben Carter hangs a gate during the Young Farmer competition at the show. Young and wise: The Grass Gurus, from left, Ben Allen, George Kitney and Taine Kinzett, who came third in the AgriKids competition. 13 Stuck in:Adam Findlay from Reefton competing in the wood chopping. Reaching out: Mackenzie Thomas-Brough on the chair-o-plane at the Murchison A&P Show on Saturday. Photos: TINA JOHNSON OPENING HOURS MON - FRI 9.30am - 5pm SAT & SUN 10.00am - 1pm Proudly sponsored by Proudly sponsored by size 16+ 37 Manuka St, Nelson. Ph 548 0838 37 Manuka St, Nelson. Ph 548 0838 47 Bridge St, Nelson. Ph 545 8383 CALL NOW 547 7171 379 WAIMEA ROAD - NELSON Proudly sponsored by This is Max, a beautiful long haired large lad who is 3 years old and full of love and life to give. His previous owner passed and he would love to fi nd a permanent home to stay. He’d be a wonderful addition to any family. This is Harry who loves a head butt and has been living rough for a little while. Harry is between 4 and 7 and has a lovely nature once he gets to know you and would love to fi nd a place to call home. www.nelsonspca.org.nz Proudly sponsored by www.theleader.co.nz 103 Haven Road. Nelson Ph 539 0053 www.quaycars.co.nz 69 Gladstone Rd Richmond Ph 544 5142 www.versatilehomes.co.nz This is Stella, a very sweet and soft natured 7 year old girl who is looking for a permanent SPCA Nelson Proudly sponsored by Proudly sponsored by www.theleader.co.nz home due to a change in circumstance. Stella is very affectionate and would suit a quieter home where she can relax in peace. This is Ferbie. His elderly owner recently passed away and he was the apple of his eye. He would prefer a very quiet home as he can be a bit timid and shy until he gets to know you. This is Molly, a sweet gentle girl who is an 8 month old Huntaway cross. She’s an intelligent lass and will make a wonderful addition to any family This is Jazz, a collie cross female who is a delightful happy puppy. She is around 3 ½ months old and her and her sister Stella are both looking for forever homes. The Nelson SPCA Dogs’ Day Out 5780954AA This is Missy, a collie cross 8 month old female who recently came here from Hokitika. She is a bright energetic girl who will thrive with an active family. She is sweet natured and a good learner. Sunday, 23rd March 10 am - 2 pm Isel Park, Stoke Fun for dogs and the whole family!
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