Axemen in fine form at Cromwell

New Zealand under-21 wood chopping representative Brad Pako, of Cromwell.
New Zealand under-21 wood chopping representative Brad Pako, of Cromwell.
Terry Rice looking strong in Cromwell today.
Terry Rice looking strong in Cromwell today.
Gavin Molloy in action.
Gavin Molloy in action.
Derek Manson, of Invercargill, in action today at Cromwell.
Derek Manson, of Invercargill, in action today at Cromwell.
Cody Hurley, of Southland, competing in the 2nd Cromwell Town and Country Club wood chopping competition in Cromwell today.
Cody Hurley, of Southland, competing in the 2nd Cromwell Town and Country Club wood chopping competition in Cromwell today.

Wood chopping competitors from across the lower South Island have sharpened their axes to take part in the 2nd Cromwell Town and Country Club wood chopping competition in Cromwell today.

A total of 21 competitors from Southland, Otago, the West Coast and Canterbury are competing in the event as well as one axeman from Wales.

New Zealand under-21 wood chopping representative Brad Pako, of Cromwell, said it was always a pleasure to be able to compete in front of a home crowd.

Gavin Molloy in action today in Cromwell.
Gavin Molloy in action today in Cromwell.

However, he was feeling "a bit of pressure" to perform after having a month break from the sport.

The Southland Times