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9:06 pm Friday 19 December: Polo and grapes
On Country Life this week Cosmo Kentish-Barnes meets professional polo player Roddy Wood, who has been involved in the sport for 30 years and at the peak of his career, reached a six-goal handicap. He’s a former manager of the prestigious Guards Polo Club in England, the home club of Prince Charles and for many years was the polo manager of the Palmera Polo Team for Sheikh Mohamed Alhamrani. Back in New Zealand it took Roddy several years to convert several hectares of bare land near Sefton into the Waireka Polo Centre and now, with the help of his three sons, he offers coaching to international visitors wanting to improve their game and is passionate about encouraging young people into polo.
Also, Emma Lowe went to school in Hamilton then on to study the art and science of wine making in Adelaide, Australia and then California. She’s worked in many wineries around the globe. It was when she was working Chile that she met the man who would become her husband, Marcelo Nunez. Now, Marcelo’s grape growing skills are being put into practice on their own vineyard Monowai, in Hawkes Bay. Only three percent of Emma and Marcelo’s wine is sold in New Zealand.
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