40 furrow formers fight for national ploughing titles
Bob Mehrtens, of Timaru, keeps an eye on his Kvernland plough as he competes in the Farmlands full reversible class at the New Zealand Ploughing Championships in Thornbury yesterday. Forty finalists from Northland to Southland put their skills to the test in the New Zealand Ploughing Championships over two days. "Itâs been a huge success not just for the vintage club or the New Zealand Ploughing Association, but for Thornbury," Mr Pearce said. "The feedback from the New Zealand Ploughing Association is they were really pleased with what weâve done for them," Mr Pearce said. The Thornbury Vintage Tractor and Implement Club had only been associated with the New Zealand Ploughing Association for five years, and it had been an exciting venture, Mr Pearce said.