Friday, 16 November 2018 09:36

Plastic sheep rake in money

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The plastic sheep that became famous around Christchurch city after the earthquakes have slowly started going to new homes. 

During Wednesday’s Young Auctioneers Competition at the NZ Agricultural Show, competitors auctioned off a sample of the ‘sheep’ as an unusual addition to the annual event. 

Competition convener, Mick Withers, noted that some were unsure to begin with but it turned into a roaring success. 

“It was great to see the lads have some fun, this is a serious competition that all involved train hard for with aim of taking away the top accolade. 

“The sheep not only offered a few laughs, but an unusual challenge unlikely to have been faced before by anyone involved. Great fun all round.” 

The sheep raised between $300-$500 for the Mental Health Foundation. 

Christchurch City Council will auction off the rest of the sheep in a silent auction on the ASB Village Green throughout Friday, with draws being called at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

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