9:06 pm Friday 25 July: Golden Pliers and Golden Bay Coffins
On Country Life this week it’s The Golden Pliers. Last month eight of the country’s top fencers sweated their way through a gruelling six-hour event to see who could erect the strongest, straightest and tidiest fence. Finalists this year ranged in age from their early 20s to 59 and the competition was fierce.
Also, the Golden Bay community coffin is used about 12 times a year. Takaka resident Henry James came up with the idea in 2002 and community worker Sheryl Nalder asked local craftspeople to make it. The coffin is housed in a barn at Autumn Farm, a gay farm-stay run by horticulturist, Peter Finlayson.
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