Wood­chop­per wins

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Ed­die Water­house cut his way into an­other win at the Pa­paroa A&P Show last week.

Water­house chopped a ‘‘very hard’’ block of wil­low to win the C grade 275mm un­der­hand cham­pi­onship on Satur­day.

He com­peted against seven oth­ers who trav­elled from Auck­land and as far as the Far North.

The next wood­chop­ping com­pe­ti­tion for Water­house will be the Paeroa High­land Games this week­end.

‘‘Hope­fully the wood at Paeroa will be a bit more like cut­ting through semi-soft but­ter rather than hit­ting a brick wall,’’ he said. The chop­ping pro­gramme fea­tures events for all ranges of ax­e­men, in­clud­ing hand­i­cap events where learn­ers get to start early.

More ex­pe­ri­enced chop­pers start later and try to over­take their fel­low com­peti­tors.

The pro­gramme will fea­ture Jack and Jill saw­ing, un­der­hand and stand­ing chop­ping, con­clud­ing with two men cut­ting the butch­ers block.

Some of New Zealand’s pre­mier ax­e­men and women will com­pete.

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