Southdown Sheep Society, NZ

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Southdown NZ National Tour 2015

Posted by Christina On February - 6 - 2015

Southdown Sheep Society of New Zealand

Hawkes Bay Tour – April 28th – April 30th 2015

Hosted by Stephen & Penny Baker & David Hunt.


Tuesday 28th April:             Arriving

Council Meeting:       10.00 am.

Lunch:                         For Council

Dinner:                       RSA                 7.30 pm


Wednesday 29th April:       Day 1

7.00 am           Breakfast at Fountain Court Motor Inn, Napier

8.20 am           Assemble in Court Yard. Leave 8.30 am Sharp on Bus

10.30 am         Head to Andrew Powdrell’s, 189 Kiwi Valley Road, Wairoa

12.00 pm         Lunch at Andrews

1.00 pm           Depart Andrew’s and head back to Tutira Country Park

2.30 pm           Meet Stephen Cave (HBRC) at Tutira Country Park.  Afternoon tea.

3.30 pm           Back to Napier’s Fountain Court Motor Inn, Napier

6.30 pm           Meet at Gin Trap/Shed 2 for Dinner. To be seated by 7.00 pm for Tea.

Guest Speaker: To be a surprise!


Thursday 30th April:           Day 2

6.00 am           Breakfast at Fountain Court Motor Inn, Napier

7.00 am           Assemble in Court Yard. Leave 7.15 Sharp on Bus

8.15 am           Arrive at Doug Grieve’s Stud, SH 50, Tikokino

9.15 am           Depart for Hamish Bibby’s, 713 Blackburn Road, Ongaonga

10.30 am         Arrive at Hamish Bibby’s.  Smoko and look around

12.00 pm         Depart for Stephen Baker’s, 1004 Longrange Road, Waipukurau

1.00 pm           Lunch

2.00 pm           Tour around David Hunts and S Bakers stud.  Includes tour of lake, wholesale nursery and gardens.

3.00 pm           Drinks and nibbles in the grounds.

Coach departs for flights.

Please note:

Flights departing on the last day of the tour through Napier are:


Napier to Auckland Departing 5.55pm

Napier to Wellington Departing 5.25pm

Napier to Christchurch via Wellington departs 5.25pm

Napier to Christchurch direct depart 6.50pm


We will have everybody back at the airport in time for these flights.

Alternatively, you are welcome to stay another night in Napier and fly out the following day.