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Welsh horsepower

Faye Flintoff (right) pictured during the North Island Carriage Driving Champs, with groom (assistant) Kathleen Flintoff and ponies Clyde and Coal. See story page 2

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Ponies prove most powerful M By Sophie Iremonger

An equestrian rider and her pair of Welsh mountain ponies dominated their divisions at the recent North Island Carriage Driving Championships held at Whatatutu. Faye Flintoff, riding with 18-year-old pony Clyde and 20-year-old Coal, made her way through a full weekend of competition amidst on-off pelting rain, completing the cross-country marathon, dressage and cones phases to finish up with three trophies. The first two were earned in the multiples open and the cones open, and the third was made possible thanks to her trusty ponies, earning the “fittest animal” trophy. Technically it was awarded to Clyde, who was found to have the best health from vet tests conducted throughout the competition, but really it was his partner Coal who helped him earn the esteem. “He doesn’t do any work,” Faye giggled, explaining that Coal tends to put in more work on the harness. “He just hangs around and Coal does the work, so of course he’d come back fresh as a daisy!” she laughed. “I thought that was quite funny… when they gave it to me I said he didn’t really deserve it. “He’s a worker, he really is,” she said of Coal. “He’s an amazing pony.” After missing out on the dressage title on the Saturday, Faye had the marathon crown set in her sights as competition got underway on Sunday, made all the more challenging by a healthy dose of wet weather – which anyone with glasses would know can be extremely annoying. But nonetheless the carriage team made their way through gates, across water and over tough terrain as part of a seven-obstacle timed course, maintaining a careful balance of speed and efficiency. “The longer you’re in the obstacle the more faults you get, so they idea is to be as fast as you can,” Faye explained. One father and son team tipped over during the event and were forced to withdraw, but Faye and her faithful ponies continued on to secure the trophy. Faye said she was “really happy” with how the ponies performed, as well as with herself. “It went well… I think it was just luck, best on the day,” the humble Marychurch Rd resident said. “I didn’t forget any of the obstacles, but the cones were a different story,” said Faye. “One of the stalwarts (in the sport) once said to me you’re better off to go fast and knock them all down than get time faults.” But Faye managed to knock down just one cone in the next round of competition, whilst

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others knocked down at least two or more, meaning Faye finished up with the least amount of faults in the cones course, as well as a top time, to earn yet another trophy. “I was quite lucky really,” she said. As part of her winnings Faye took home a $75 Zilco voucher and said she “definitely” plans on

defending her titles next year. “It’s a really good sport and its getting much more popular,” said Faye, who has been doing the sport since around 2000, not long before she got Clyde and Coal, and another Welsh mountain pony Triggy. “When I first became interested in carriage driving I actually went to two of these

events before I even had a pony, just to see what it entailed and whether I really really wanted to do it, and you come away from them like, mad keen to give it a go,” she said with a smile. “It’s an incredible sport, it really is. They say it’s the most fun you can have sitting down.”

Faye Flintoff, pictured with her Welsh mountain ponies Clyde and Coal.

What is carriage driving? Carriage driving, also known as combined driving, is and equestrian sport similar to eventing. It involves a driver and a groom, or assistant, being pulled in a two or four-wheel carriage by one, two or four horses or ponies. Each team competes across three phases, cross-country marathon and obstacle cone driving, being judged on both time and faults. In addition to scores achieved on the course, judges consider several factors such as the quality and presentation of the driver, the groom, the vehicle and the horses, and the physical health of the animals. The groom helps to navigate and keep the carriage upright, reminding the driver where to go and often keeping time with a stopwatch – though speaking to or signalling the driver is only allowed in the obstacles and during the

marathon phase. Two and three day competitions are held at farms throughout the North Island from December through to April, culminating with the recent North Island Championships, which often includes South Island competitors. A South Island championship is also held, and organisers are working to reform a national competition. The sport is enjoyed worldwide, and dominated by top driver Boyd Exell of Australia, who has won the annual FEI Indoor World Cup Driving Champs for the past ten years. A common draw card for those taking part in carriage driving in New Zealand is the comradery amongst competitors, with social gatherings often held at the conclusion of Boyd Exell of Australia, competing at the 2017 FEI Indoor World Cup Driving Champs. carriage driving events.


M. bovis – it’s here… Friday May 18, 2018

The announcement that Mycoplasma bovis has been found on a Cambridge farm this week has brought the total number of infected farms in New Zealand to 39. The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) advises that keeping up-to-date and accurate NAIT (New Zealand’s cattle and deer tracing system) and animal movement records is critical. Accurate record keeping helps track animal movements and locate any that could be affected. Visit www.mpi.govt.nz for further advice for farmers, contractors and transporters. What is Mycoplasma bovis? Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) is a bacterium without a cell wall, so does not respond to antibiotics. It can cause a range of quite serious conditions in cattle including mastitis that don’t respond to treatment – pneumonia, arthritis and late-term abortions. The disease may be dormant in an animal causing no disease at all. But in times of stress (for example, calving, drying-off, transporting, or being exposed to extreme weather) it may shed bacteria in milk and nasal secretions. As a result, other animals may be infected and become ill or carriers themselves. It does not infect humans and presents no food safety risk. It is an animal welfare and productivity issue. This is the first time it has been

found in New Zealand. The bacteria is an Unwanted Organism under the Biosecurity Act 1993. Mycoplasma bovis is not listed with the OIE (the world animal health organisation) and doesn't present a trade risk for New Zealand animal products. Internationally, the disease is managed by farmers through: • good biosecurity practices on their farms • careful selection of replacement stock and breeding bulls • keeping herds in a good state of health. No food safety risk M. bovis is not a food safety risk. It is a disease that affects animal welfare and production. It affects only cattle, including dairy cows and beef cattle. It is common in many food-producing nations where infected animals that aren’t showing symptoms are processed for human consumption. Cattle that are slaughtered in New Zealand as part of measures to control Mycoplasma bovis are processed in line with standard procedures. Before leaving the farm, they are assessed by vets to confirm they are fit for transport. At the processing plants, MPI veterinarians assess the health of each animal before slaughter. Any animals that are sick, severely injured, or have any medication in their system are not processed

for human consumption. This is a requirement of New Zealand law. All animals are also examined after slaughter to ensure the meat is safe and suitable for consumption. How is it spread? On farm: Mycoplasma bovis is spread from animal to animal through close contact and bodily fluids, for example, mucus and also milking equipment. Calves can be infected through drinking milk from infected cows. Urine and faeces are not

By Stu Kneebone, Waikato Regional Councillor, Waipa/King Country The Waikato River is NZ’s longest at 425km, draining water from 12 per cent of the North Island. In addition, water is also contributed via the Tongariro power scheme. This scheme takes water from tributaries of the Rangitikei, Whangaehu, Whanganui and Tongariro rivers, diverting it through 3 hydro-electric dams before discharging it into Lake Taupo and the Waikato system. There are a further 8 hydro-electric dams on the Waikato River. During times of prolonged or heavy rainfall, Waikato Regional Council (WRC) as the flood manager works closely with Mercury

Energy to manage various risks to the wider catchment from the river system. The Waipa River which enters the Waikato at Ngaruawahia can also have a significant impact on the Waikato system when in flood. While the Waipa catchment area is only 20 per cent of that of the Waikato, it can contribute between half to two thirds of the flow in the lower Waikato river during peak discharges. To help manage the impacts on the lower Waikato, and its various communities and settlements, farmland and infrastructure such as the state highway network and rail lines, the Lower Waikato/Waipa flood control scheme consists of a series of stopbanks, floodgates,

pump stations and main river channel maintenance works. Water can also be diverted into Lake Waikere and the Whangamarino wetland and held there by the control gates during high river flows. River level and weather forecast information is used to predict the impacts on various parts of the catchment from significant weather events, and the entire system is managed to minimise the impact on communities. While a whole of catchment approach is taken to ensure risks and effects are appropriately balanced throughout the catchment, this does not eliminate flood risks, and in the case of sustained and prolonged rainfall events, our ability to manage this

regarded as significant transmitters of the disease, but the bacterium does survive for longer in a moist environment such as in piles of moist faeces or wet bedding material. Off farm: The disease is mostly spread through movement of cattle from farm to farm. Movement restrictions preventing the spread of stock off infected properties are therefore the most appropriate measures to contain this disease. Farm equipment may play a role in

Culling animals to prevent further spread

In October 2017, MPI made the decision to remove and cull animals from affected properties in the Oamaru area to prevent further spread of the disease. The decision was made by MPI after doing tens of thousands of tests. The operation was completed at the end of December 2017. All premises, transportation vehicles, and equipment involved in the de-population followed a strict decontamination and disinfection process to reduce any risk of the disease spreading. Work is now underway to clean and disinfect the affected farms and repopulate them.

Depopulating all remaining infected farms

In March, MPI made the decision to cull all cattle on the then 28 infected farms in New Zealand, which involved some 22,300 animals either going to slaughter at processing plants or being culled on-farm if they are not healthy enough for processing. The cull was seen as a critical measure to control the spread of the disease, and May 10 saw the halfway point in the cull. MPI said it will work closely with affected farmers to plan

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the spread of the disease, especially equipment that comes into direct contact with infected animals such as artificial imsemination (AI) instruments. Vehicles pose very little biosecurity risk. It is absolutely safe for trucks to move from infected farms to other properties. All infected farms are under strict legal controls under the Biosecurity Act which require comprehensive cleaning and disinfection before leaving the property.

the logistics of this large exercise. All affected farmers will be compensated for their verifiable losses. Once farms are de-populated and cleaned, it will be possible to start re-building a disease-free herd from scratch. Farms that are under Restricted Places Notices (RPN) or Notices of Direction (NoDs) aren't being directed to cull their herds because infection hasn't yet been confirmed. MPI will work with those farmers to develop individual management plans for each of these properties – until a decision on whether to eradicate M. bovis or move to long-term management is made. “As of close of play Wednesday 9 May, 38 farms were active infected places and another 40 were under Restricted Place Notice (i.e. considered highly likely to become infected). Nearly 1700 properties are of interest because of risk events such as animal movements, the supply of milk for animal feed or because they are adjacent to infected properties,” said Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. DairyNZ, Federated Farmers, and Beef+Lamb New Zealand support MPI’s decisions. They also recognise that this is a difficult time for the farmers involved.

Waikato River Flood Management

becomes limited. The increasing frequency and intensity of flood events, combined with increasing population growth and development means the provision of hazard information, land use policies, regulations and river and catchment management related activities all need to be understood within the context of managing flood risks within a whole catchment. Provision of timely information for both the decision makers, and the beneficiaries of these decisions is also important. WRC’s website homepage has a link to a “Virtual Floodroom” where the public can access advisory reports and situation updates leading up to and during flood events. WRC’s Facebook

page is also another useful way of keeping abreast of weather events that may impact the region.

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New free app makes Fieldays easier Four weeks out from the internationally acclaimed New Zealand National Fieldays® event at Mystery Creek, the organisation launched the official Fieldays® app on Monday. The new and improved free app has been developed specifically for use at Fieldays, enabling visitors to use GPS mapping technology to better navigate the 114-hectare site and to plan their day in advance. It is free to download via the App Store or Google Play. “We are really excited about the technology, which means visitors will have a much better search and site experience,” said New Zealand National Fieldays Society marketing and communications manager Taryn Storey. “People can download the app for free now and begin to plan their visit and where they might go before

they arrive.” The app has been developed by GPS-it, a precision land mapping company based in the Bay of Plenty and supported by Fieldays’ Principal Partner, Vodafone. GPS-it has digitally mapped the entire Mystery Creek site, capturing key features and GPS points. This means visitors can view a digital plan of the Fieldays site via the new app in the same way they might in Google Maps, with exhibitors, streets and key areas identified. An important development this year is routing. Fieldays visitors will be able to use the app to find the best route from A to B. The app will provide people with directions and the shortest route from their current position to where they want to go to meet a friend or visit an exhibitor

site. “We know that people do a lot of walking at Fieldays, so we expect that this technology will be beneficial to visitors, and save time and sore feet,” said Storey. The new app can also help people find the nearest coffee cart, food retailer or toilets, as well as key zones including Innovations Centre, Health and Wellbeing Hub, Careers and Education Hub and Kitchen Theatre. Previous versions of the App have been downloaded more than 30,000 times. “It was

really well-received, and we are expecting an even bigger uptake this year,” said Storey, adding that feedback from users last year has led to improvement in this year’s design. “In particular we’ve improved the key word search function, which some people had problems with last year.” Popular features such as ‘pin my car’ will also be included in this year’s app. “The difference is, this year the app will create a route for you to follow back to your car,” said Storey. People will also be able to ‘favourite’ exhibitors or sites, and use a timetable option in the app.

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Tag team draws the curious Friday May 18, 2018

By Candice Gollan

Soft friesian and jersey ears and a personalised tagging machine creating keepsakes, one vibrant sunshine yellow tag at a time, created a stir that drew the crowds to the LIC site at the New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays ® in 2015. One of those at the site was LIC marketing manager Jason Szabo, who was a self-proclaimed townie before fulfilling his dream by joining the team at LIC. Despite being a rookie, he dived head first into planning the Fieldays ® site. In his first year of exhibiting, the LIC marketing team produced personalised tags for visitors, and success was measured by the fact those who came also asked questions and showed interest in the company. “We had the best giveaway,” laughed Jason. “It was a really cool experience.” The following year, the team were still using the tagging machine, but for a gold coin donation as the organisation raised money for Rural Support Trust for Suicide Prevention. Rural Support Trust was formed during tough financial times for farmers in the 1980s and aim to support rural people when times are challenging. The groups let struggling farmers engage with others who may have been in the same boat. There was a milk price slump, harsh weather and life was hitting farmers where it hurt. Many farmers felt trapped as they grappled with debt. “The [farmer suicide] stats are shocking,” Jason said. LIC, a herd improvement and agri-technology co-operative, launched a webpage to help promote the Rural Support Trust and other support organisations. “We were doing everything possible to help

support our farmers,” Jason said. LIC aims to improve the prosperity and productivity of its farmer members, through the delivery of superior genetics and technology. LIC wants to be able to engage with its customers face-to-face and to make it easier for them to be able to approach them with any questions or concerns. It usually has some sweet treats and a hot cuppa at its site near the Pavilion. The staff love opening the line of communication and having their clients come in for a chat. “We do enjoy being there,” Jason said. “Many people from the company, including the CEO and Directors make an appearance.” LIC also encourages its staff at Fieldays to get out and about to check out other sites. Jason’s personal favourite display is the Karaka Whips. “It’s so interesting watching them try and crack them,” Jason said. “I wish I could do it.” Once Jason accidentally crashed the show that Dairy NZ puts on. He was sitting at a table by the stage and he was so engrossed with what he was doing, he suddenly found himself surrounded by children. He was going to stand up and leave when Rosie the Cow appeared, but it would have been rude to walk out, so he stayed for the show and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was all part of a greenhorn’s education. “It was really interesting learning about a cow’s anatomy from a kid’s point of view,” Jason said. “I learnt a lot.” Getting ready for Fieldays takes months of preparation and working with many people to make sure that their clients have the best possible experience at their site. LIC offers farm equipment and technology through LIC Automation. It also

offers an ear to listen to any questions a client might have about technology or its genetics programme – and there are those giveaways. It takes two days to set up the site and then it is four full on days of seeing their clients and talking to new people. They often do not leave until 6.30pm. “We have a team debrief at the end of each day. It also helps lessen the traffic congestion,” Jason said. Three out of four cows in New Zealand have come from LIC’s genetic programme. “There are about five million dairy cows in New Zealand. The more cows the greater the stress on the land,” Jason said. “We are trying to breed a more efficient cow. “There’s always room for improvement.”

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Free buses still available at Fieldays

Although Waipa District Council declined a request from the New Zealand National Fieldays Society® to fund a free park 'n' ride service at the annual event next month, bus services will still be available to and from Leamington and other areas around Hamilton. Those with a pre-purchased Fieldays® ticket will be able to catch a free bus to and from the event, with park and pick up available near the Cambridge BMX Club on Milton St, near Lamb St. Buses will leave approximately every 30 minutes from 8am each day of the event, running June 13 – 16. A similar service will be running from The Base Te Rapa and the Hamilton City Transport Centre, all free of charge for those with Fieldays tickets. For full bus timetables visit busit.co.nz.

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CountryLife | 18 May 2018  
CountryLife | 18 May 2018  
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