Wairarapa News : February 27th 2013
24 WAIRARAPA NEWS, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 5188525AA WIN TICKETS TO Central Districts Field days 2013 Go into the draw to win double passes to the CD Field Days 7th - 9th March, Manfeild Park, Feilding. Over 500 Exhibitors on site at New Zealand's largest regional agricultural Field Days. All entries must be received at Wairarapa News office no later than 12pm 1st March. Winners will be contacted from the Wairarapa News by the 5th March. Name: ............................................................................. Town: .............................................................................. Phone: ............................................................................. Wairarapa News P.O Box 902 Masterton Norwood Farm Machinery Centre Masterton presents a: CULT I VATION AND SEEDING Thursday 14th March, 10am onwards (Lunch Provided) At Richard & Thomas Kershaw's property (Moiki Road, Greytown) Come along and see the latest in cultivation and seeding technology and go in the draw to win a Husqvarna chainsaw If any enquiries Ph Aaron George 0274 434 243 5210096AB We design buildings and layouts to meet your specific needs C&F INDUSTRIES Dalefield Road, Carterton Ph 06 379 8431, Fax 06 379 8436, Email email@example.com • Bridges -- large and small • Feed Pads • Woolsheds & Covered Yards • Industrial Buildings • Wineries • Rotary & Herringbone Dairy Units • Lifestyle Farm Buildings • Fertiliser Bins • Equestrian Buildings C&F INDUSTRIES Farm and Industrial Building Specialists Bd d id l l l d d d l l ll l l 3701770BE NEED TREES FELLED & MILLED We'll even bring the mill to you! • Tree Felling • Precision Milling To Specifications • All Jobs Considered • No Minimum Amount of Trees • No Obligation Free Quote BRAD'S MOBILE MILL Brad or Jackie Kelynack Ph: 06 379 8616- 027 208 3270 E:firstname.lastname@example.org 5109163AB Rural News 2571055AC Passey wins Coast final Aaron Passey: Preparation the key to winning. Aaron Passey is the latest grand finalist for the ANZ Young Farmer Contest, having narrowly taken first place in the East Coast regional final in Woodville at the weekend. Sully Alsop of Wairarapa Young Farmers Club was runner-up followed by one of the few females compet- ing, Michelle Brown from Ballance Young Farmers Club, and Edward Bell of the Eskview Young Far- mers Club in fourth. Aaron walked away with his share of the impressive prize pool valued at $9000 and also secured his place at the ANZ Young Farmer Grand Final in Auckland on May 16-18. His skills will be tested against seven other top achievers from across the country as they battle it out for the glory of the Young Farmer of the Year title and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of prizes. Aaron believes his victory stemmed from plenty of preparation. I spent lots of time preparing and preparing with different people. I focused on the practical aspects . Aaron was successful across the board, winning both the Silver Fern Farms Agri-sport and Ravensdown Agri-skills Challenges. Michelle took the Lincoln University Agri-growth Challenge, while Sully won the AGMARDT Agri- business Challenge. Aaron is a 30-year-old dairy farmer based outside of Dannevirke. A family man, he has three daugh- ters -- Lauren, 5, Amanda, 3, Rebecca, 8 months -- and partner of 10 years, Jo. They are sure to be at the grand final to cheer Dad on. He holds a bachelor of applied science in agricul- ture and is very excited about taking his farming career to the next level. Over the past few years we ve been working really hard building up our cow numbers . . . getting ready to take the next step towards ownership . Aaron s family and his work on the farm keep his schedule rather full, but he still finds time to serve as the chairman of the Bal- lance Young Farmers Club. Top kids in final The East Coast AgriKidsNZ and TeenAg Regional Finals were also held at the weekend. It is great to watch the teams working together to solve the different modules . . . the crowd really gets behind the teams, AgriKidsNZ and TeenAg Project Leader Josie Hampton said. The top three teams for the AgriKidsNZ were: 1, a team of triplets from Flemington School, Terrific Trio, Isaac, Louis and Joseph Twigg; 2, MIS-Chiefs, Liam McCartney, Patrick Jol- liffe and Jeremy Thurston from Masterton Intermediate; 3, MIS- Takes, Jack O Neale, Jethro Thopenhaam and Reece Everson from Masterton Intermediate. The winners of the TeenAg competition were: 1, Team But- terick & Kyle, Jack Butterick and Sam Kyle from Wairarapa College and Rathkeale College; 2, Baxter & Smith, Andrew Bax- ter and Henry Smith from Wai- rarapa College; 3, The Stags, Hamish Allen and Scott Mault- said from Lindisfarne College in Hawke s Bay. The top three teams have been invited to compete in the grand final to be held in Auckland on May 17.
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