7 Aug 2009

From small beginnings

From Country Life, 9:28 pm on 7 August 2009

Maniototo high country sheep farmer and bonspiel curling champion Ken Gillespie is behind the preservation and restoration of the Hayes Engineering Works, that's just down the road from his farm in the Oturehua Valley. The workshop was established by Ernest Hayes in 1895 and out of it came many rural inventions, some of which are still being used today such as the parallel wire strainer.

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