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Winds cool crowd for 101st show
Storytime with Chalky: At the Taihape A&P Show on Saturday Rangitikei Mayor Chalky Leary took time out to read to a gathering of youngsters outside the tent
shared by the Taihape Library and Taihape Community Development Trust.
Photo: TERRY KARATAU
By TERRY KARATAU
Taihape's 101st A&P Show ran
like clockwork on Saturday,
despite the intermittent cool
Taihape A&P president Gail
Larsen said although numbers were
down it was a great show put on by
''I would like to thank everyone
for the great job, especially our
secretary Marianne Farrell. She is
fantastic. Without these people the
show would never happen,'' Ms
The number of participants in
equestrian events continues to grow
each year. This brought two days of
competition with some top New
With the Shearing World Cham-
pionships being held at the Golden
Shears in Masterton at the end of
February, huge numbers of
spectators were drawn to the
Taihape shearing pavilion.
Some of the overseas teams com-
peting with the world champs are in
the country working the circuit to
experience New Zealand's sheep
As usual, wood chopping and
sawing drew good numbers of
spectators. The sport is attracting
more and more novices including
Displays in the Cottage Indus-
tries section were housed in Utiku
Old Boys clubrooms.
Tracey Mildenhall said there
were some excellent entries in all
sections, especially in the children's
vegetables and flower arranging.
Warwick Lilley, the chainsaw
wood sculpture artist, had a crowd
watching his every move when he
carved out a pair of gumboots.
The children had a great time re-
inventing games such as sack races
and egg throwing.
Dave Whatarau from the Taihape
Youth Centre seemed to be having
just as much fun.
Trades people had their machin-
ery, vehicles and toys on display and
there was an abundance of food
stalls and caravans and Mahons
Amusements were kept going
throughout the day.
''We will be back next year for the
102nd Taihape A&P Show,'' Ms
It's 'when' not 'if'
By TERRY KARATAU
Meridian 'will build'
when market right
Speculation that plans to establish a wind farm
near Moawhango will go ahead now that Merid-
ian Energy has dropped plans for a wind farm in
Central Otago have been quashed.
''There have been no decisions made that would
see this project advance to the build phase at
present,'' Meridian's external communications
manager Claire Shaw said. ''But Central Wind
remains one of the options in our renewable gen-
eration portfolio that we will build when the mar-
ket conditions are right.''
In January 2010 Meridian was granted
resource consent to build the 52-turbine Central
Wind farm between Moawhango and Waiouru.
Meridian's website states: ''The site has all the
features we look for in a wind farm, including
consistently strong wind. It is expected that
turbines at the site would generate electricity
about 90 per cent of the time.''
Central Wind would generate up to 119.6 meg-
awatts, producing enough electricity each year
for about 50,000 average New Zealand homes.
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