Waikato Field Day

WHEN: 2pm Saturday 24th February

WHERE: Soggy Bottom Farm, 298 Te Puroa Rd, Ngaruawahia

You are invited to visit Soggy Bottom Holdings on Saturday 24th February with a combined group of Mid-North Island Rare Breedsters and Dexter Society people. We hope to be shown around the farm and an on-site butchery and business.

THE VENUE: Soggy Bottom is a small mixed farm which is environmentally and economically sustainable.  It is a 60-acre block of rough, hilly farmland beside the Hakarimata range north of Hamilton.  Owners, Jono and Sarah Walker, farm free range pigs (Tamworths and Wessex Saddlebacks), Belted Galloway cattle, sheep and poultry.  The animals are slaughtered at an abbatoir and processed in the on-site butchery at the farm.  They sell the proceeds at local farmers markets.

DIRECTIONS: 298 Te Puroa Road, RD 1, Ngaruawahia. If coming from Hamilton, turn left on to Waingaro Road from the main road (ex. SH1), cross the railway and Waipa River and drive past the Christian Youth Camp and Fulton Hogan Quarry; pass Clark Road  and 2nd road on right is Te Puroa Road.  Soggy Bottom is 5km from SH1 on the right as you drive south along Te Puroa Road.

COST: No cost but Jono and Sarah will have meat from the farmers market and ready to sell to all customers.

CONTACTS: To let us know how many are coming, we would appreciate it if you would contact Mairi Jay:
Phone: 07-974-3730; email: mairimacintyre@gmail.com
Or Betsy Smith m. 027 4690294; email: betstan3453@gmail.com

Nelson / Marlborough Field Day

WHEN: 1pm Saturday 24th February

WHERE: Appleby (address TBA)

The Home of Marion Bansgrove and Tony Cutten.
Please let me know if there is any particular topic you would like to discuss / share / learn about at this field day.
More details to follow in January.



Sue Jones
Area Rep
robsuej [at] gmail.com

Wellington / South Wairapa Area Meeting

WHEN: 10:30am Sunday 25th February

WHERE: 209A Wood St, Greytown

Starts at 10.30am with a meet and greet

Topic:-  FENCING begins at 11am

Contact: Maureen 045263785 or 0275263785

maureenandwaynep [at] xtra.co.nz

If you want to learn how to put a fence in correctly OR just repair one, then this is a must.