Thursday, 25 June 2020 10:38

Ploughing ahead

Written by  Staff Reporters

A much scaled-down New Zealand Ploughing championship will be held near the Canterbury town of Kirwee in mid-July.

The event had been scheduled to take place in Hawkes Bay earlier this year but was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event at Kirwee will involve conventional, reversible, vintage and horse competitors. It will be hosted by the North Canterbury Ploughing Association and the Oxford Workingmen’s Club Ploughing section from July 16-18. 

The winners of the conventional and reversible competitions will take part in the world championships, scheduled to take place in Ireland in September 2021. This year’s world championships were due to take place in Russia, but these have been postponed and will now take place there in June 2021.

Rural News is the sponsor of the horse plough competition.

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