9:06 pm Friday 22 August: Charlie and the dairy farm and the giant piano
Charlie and Jody McCaig are the New Zealand dairy industry’s Equity farmers/Sharemilkers of the year. Not that long ago Charlie spent his days selling records in a music shop in the UK and Jody also had an office job in the city. Charlie was scared of cows and neither had any experience working on a dairy farm. Now their office is a lush farm with glorious Mount Taranaki as its backdrop.
Also, Adrian Mann was 15 when he started making what is believed to be the world’s largest grand piano. It took him four year to complete the project and now the mammoth instrument sits in a farm shed near Timaru where he gives the odd concert. In September the piano is being shipped to Auckland where it will be featured with the Auckland Philharmonia.
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