Trainees from Land Based Training Te Rua O Te Moko  Normanby, Kii Tahi – Ashley Park Waitotara and Stratford Demonstration Farm showcased their agriculture skills by coming together for a bit of friendly competition on the 19 May 2021.

Hosted at Te Rua O Te Moko in Normanby, trainees competed in fencing, gumboot throwing and finished off with a farming quiz to test their knowledge – like every friendly competition the day was finished off with a BBQ and lots of laughter.

Carley Young, Land Based Training Tutor said “It was awesome to see our Agriculture Level 2 and 3 students come together from across the three Taranaki farms.  A bit of friendly rivalry was a great motivator and certainly helped with team building for our trainees and tutors”.

Michael McCombs from Te Rua O Te Moko and Mark Bellve – a professional fencer from Barns & Boundaries took on the task of being judges for the day – their expert eyes and feedback to the trainees was invaluable.

“The quality of the fencing was very high, so it was hard to decide a winner” said Mark Bellve.

The winner on the day was: Kii Tahi – Ashley Park, followed closely by – Stratford Demonstration Farm and Te Rua O Te Moko

Sponsors for the Day were: Farm Source Taranaki,  Gallagher and FIL.

Farm Partners are: Kii Tahi Limited, Dairy Trust Taranaki, Te Tumu Paeroa