Rural feast made with very fine stock
Visitors to Whanga¯ rei A&P Show experienced a bit of country, a bit of town, and Northland at its rural best. Light rain on Saturday morning gave way to blazing sunshine for a fantastic family day out.
Chief photographer John Stone caught the action.
Colourful characters Axel the Wolf, aka Ruby Sanders, left, and Teja Flowers.
Taking the jump is Joana Bullock from Ahuroa, near Warkworth, on Chevy.
The sheep racing, with teddy bears as jockeys, proved an extremely popular event.
Jackie Broughton uses whatever comes to hand to move on some sheep, even winners’ ribbons.
Smartly dressed Haurua Laurence-bade, 5, from Whanga¯ rei leads Spider, a 6-yearold miniature horse.