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.

More like this

Migrant workers set to return

About 50 migrant dairy workers could potentially benefit from the Government’s border exception for work visa holders.

Keeping it local!

The inability to bring in experienced overseas workers is one of the big difficulties for the potato industry as it heads into the next growing season amid COVID-19.

Featured

Longest running ag field days all go

The South Island Agricultural Field Days, held in Kirwee on the outskirts of Christchurch, will celebrate its 70th year in March 2021 with a bigger demonstration area.

 

New Feds man keen to build

New Feds board member, William Beetham wants the organisation recognised for its significant contributions to NZ farming and society as a whole.

National

Machinery & Products

New tractor fills the gap

Deutz Fahr has introduced the new 8280 TTV, which is aimed at filling the gap between its current 7 and…

» Latest Print Issues Online

The Hound

Burn!

OPINION: This old mutt had to have a giggle at the dig Feds recently made at the Green Party in the…

Why?

OPINION: Your canine crusader was aghast to read that the prices of zucchini and cucumbers rose more than 30% in…

» Connect with Rural News

» eNewsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter