Country Life for Friday 10 June 2011
9:05 Intro and Guest
The Gore Organic Food Co-Op has moved into a modest room in Brennan Lane, behind the old Creamoata factory that once was the home of Fleming's oatmeal porridge. While passing through Gore recently Cosmo Kentish-Barnes popped in and met co-coordinator Anna Butcher who told him how it all began…
9:09 Regional Wrap
North Island pasture growth rates are about double the usual for this time of year and South Island farmers are still waiting for winter to arrive.
9:26 Te Rapa Tour
Carol Stiles join the queue to have a look around Fonterra's Te Rapa dairy factory. Thousands of people turned up to a recent open day….some of the people who had never been inside even work there!
9:28 The Ultimate Implement Club
The Thornbury Vintage Tractor and Implement Club in Thornbury, Western Southland is the oldest vintage tractor club in New Zealand. It was formed over 50 years ago by the foresight of three gentlemen following the recovery and subsequent restoration of a 1914 tractor. This tractor is now proudly displayed with many other pieces of rural machinery dating backing to 1880. While in Southland recently Cosmo Kentish-Barnes met up with club members Bob Anderson and John Scragg to find out about this unheralded collection.
Tony Strang and Bob Anderson in front of one of the rarest tractors in the world at the Thornbury Vintage Tractor and Implement Museum in Thornbury, Southland.