Country Life for Friday 6 May 2011
09:05 Intro and Guest
Shay and Kane Manual operate a portable sawmill set up in a forested gully near Cust.
09:12 Regional Wrap
Summer and autumn have come together in the North Island with very mild, but also very wet conditions. It's much the same in the South Island with warm weather helping push grass growth along still.
09:16 Omihi Primary School
A year after our first visit, we return to Omihi Primary School in the Waipara Valley to find out about a bio-diversity trail the children were creating on the school grounds. The project's completed and for the celebration, some guests had come from as far a field as Japan.
09:26 Competitively Carriage Driving
Carriage driving attracts a small but very dedicated group of competitors. In summer every second weekend they compete in events all around the North sland. Carriages are hitched up to ponies, grooms put on their tweed jackets and cheesecutter hats, and drivers don their aprons before competition begins in the paddock.
All dressed up and ready to go.
Racing through the cones.