Wednesday, 21 October 2015 14:33

Kiwis make their mark at world ploughing champs

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The World Ploughing Championships have just concluded in Denmark and New Zealand entrants acquitted themselves well.

Blenheim’s Ian Woolley in the conventional plough division finished eleventh overall, after finishing fifth in the stubble ploughing on the first day and 16th in the grassland ploughing on the second day. He also gained a special prize for the ploughman who finishes highest in his first World Ploughing Championships.

In the reversible ploughing division, Malcolm Taylor of Putaruru finished eighteenth overall, after finishing twentieth in the stubble and sixteenth in the grassland section. 

Both the New Zealanders were competing against ploughmen and women from 30 countries.

They will both again represent NZ in the 2016 World Championships at Coventry in the UK.

Meanwhile, Rotorua’s Colin Millar was appointed president of the World Ploughing Organisation. He has been vice president for three years.

 

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