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CENTRAL SOUTH ISLAND FARMER
Putting Life back into Lifestyle
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Calves help rugby
THE CALL is going out to fatten up
a calf to help out Mid Canterbury
Rugby -- and if you have not got a
animal, the union might even be able
to help you out.
Entries are open for the 2013 Mid
Canterbury Rugby Union fundrais-
ing Bobby Calf Challenge, with a
range of prizes on offer, from a
motorbike to AI semen.
A group of farmers has even made
sure there s a pool of calves available
for people who may not have access
to them, but who would like to par-
ticipate. A free bag of milk powder is
available to all lifestyle block-holders
who are first time entrants in the
All calves reared must be tagged,
and will be weighed by Vetlife in
early August and then again 10
First prize will be awarded to the
person who rears the single calf that
records the greatest weight gain
Each participant will also receive
two tickets per calf raised, to attend
the MCRU Bobby Calf Prizegiving
dinner in November, with guest
speaker, Dick Tayler, winner of the
1974 Christchurch Commonwealth
Games 10,000m. Entries close on
August 2. Call Stu Leadley,
027 434 2644, or Bill Thomas,
0274 440 105, for more details.
IN HER ELEMENT: Sister Rosemary Revell was last year's New Zealand Gardener of the Year.
Magazine on hunt
for super gardener
DO YOU know someone who
inspires others through their
passion for gardening?
If so, then the New Zealand
Gardener magazine would like
to hear about them.
The publication is on the hunt
for the nation s green-fingered
heroes in its annual Gardener of
the Year competition, in associ-
ation with Kiwicare.
Editor Jo McCarroll says the
aim is to celebrate Kiwis who
are helping others in their com-
munity through gardening.
In previous years, we ve had
nominations for people who ve
inspired kids through school
gardens, who ve raised money
for charity through a plant stall,
and who have grown food to
share with struggling families.
Every year, we hear about
great Kiwi gardeners doing
amazing things, she says.
The awards are now in their
seventh year and the prize pool
is bigger than ever before, with
$25,000 in garden gear up for
grabs. Categories to be filled are:
Junior -- The next generation
of gardeners, still at school.
Novice -- Gardeners with
fewer than three years experi-
ence, but who are already inspir-
ing other people.
Best green-fingered neighbour
-- Maybe they ve been generous
with cuttings or have helped
with gardening advice.
Make-a-difference gardener --
That s those who are helping
Garden club champ -- Some-
one who goes the extra mile at
your garden club.
Best school garden/gardener --
Let us know about great school
gardens and cheer on the won-
derful teachers and volunteers
who keep them going.
Best vegie gardener -- Who
has New Zealand s most amaz-
ing vegie patch?
Best flower gardener -- Tell us
all about the prettiest flower
garden in your region.
Best community garden/proj-
ect -- Help us recognise those
fabulous green-fingered groups.
Best gardening grandparent --
Why is yours the best?
Send a letter or email to the
magazine, detailing why some-
one you know deserves to be the
2013 Gardener of the Year.
You can nominate them in a
single category or in several --
just talk about who they are and
what they ve achieved.
Include your name and phone
number, along with contacts for
the nominated gardener, or for a
key person, if it s a group.
Send your nominations to
2013 Gardener of the Year,
NZ Gardener, PO Box 6341,
Wellesley St, Auckland. Email:
Entries close on August 31.
You can visit:
www.nzgardener.co.nz for more
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