Thursday, April 25, 2024

Covid stymies Aus opportunity

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Six young New Zealanders who were due to represent their country in prestigious Australian Agricultural Show competitions next month are unable to attend because of covid-19.
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Cara Doggett (beef paraders), Georgia Whitworth (dairy paraders), Marie Fitzpatrick, (rural ambassador), Tayla Hansen (sheep judging), Courtney Davies (beef and dairy judging) and Niamh Barnett (merino fleece judging) had all qualified to compete at the Agricultural Shows of Australia (ASA) national finals for people aged under 25, which are due to be held at the Royal Queensland Show in Brisbane from August 7-9.

They qualified through winning Royal Agricultural Society of NZ (RASNZ) events.

RASNZ chief executive Debbie Cameron says due to uncertainty with covid-19, the decision had to be made earlier in the year about sending the team and it was decided not to.

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