Tractor headed down SH1 for Southland Charity Hospital fundraiser

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 3 May 2021

Motorists down south are in for a surprise on Monday morning, a tractor steadily making its way up State Highway 1 somewhere between Oamaru and Christchurch.

Members of the Thornbury Vintage Tractor Club are making the 1200 kilometre round trip from Invercargill.

It's part of a fundraising mission for the new Southland Charity Hospital, and a tribute to local man Blair Vining, who first got the wheels turning on this new healthcare centre to serve the Southland community.

Fraser Pearce is the President of the Thornbury Vintage Tractor Club and spoke to Susie Ferguson from the tractor seat - but don't worry he wasn't behind the wheel.