Safety the focus of sunny show

SUE O'DOWD
Last updated 05:00 17/11/2012
Nicole Honeyfield
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TAKE FIVE: Nicole Honeyfield, 7, of Stratford, and her calf competed in the boys’ and girls’ calf club ring at Egmont A & P Show.

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Fingers are crossed that the rain will stay away from the second day of the Egmont A & P Association show in Hawera.

The weather was good for the first day of the two-day show yesterday and association president David Turner, of Eltham, is hoping for a repeat today, despuite the forecast.

A drawcard at this year's show are celebrity guests the Topp Twins, who will be out and about performing skits around the showgrounds all day.

Re-enactments yesterday and today of a road accident, from the moment the crash occurred through to the undertaker's removal of the body from the scene, reinforced the show's Be Safe, Drive Safe theme. St John, police and fire service staff presented the demonstration.

Feilding farmer Brett Crothers made a successful raid on the cattle events, winning both the holstein-friesian champion cow title with Rotodale Goldwyn Dawn and the New Zealand Jersey Breeders North Island champion cow title with Luxmoore OM June.

Jersey judge Graeme Collins, of Wellsford, said the champion cow was a clear winner. The standard of cattle was as strong as anywhere in the country.

New Plymouth's Barry Davis and his natty invention of a batten stapler attracted a lot of attention at the market.

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