Southdown Sheep Society, NZ

"The sheep with an illustrious past and a very bright future"

2019 Southdown NZ AGM & Tour

Posted by Christina On March - 25 - 2019

Southdown NZ 2019

Marlborough/Nelson Tour

May 13th – 15th

(Please note all times are approximate at this stage and some venues are to be confirmed.)

Monday 13th May: Day 1

1.00 pm         Council Meeting

6.00 pm         Annual General Meeting – Chateau Marlborough, 95 High Street, Blenheim

7.30pm          Dinner at Chateau Marlborough

                        Accommodation at Chateau Marlborough

Tuesday 14th May:  Day 2

7.30 am         Bus departs Chateau Marlborough

                        Morning Tea in Tapawera (via SH63, Korere-Tophouse Road, Kerr Hill Road, Moteuka Valley Highway)

                        Visit Ed & Lauren Lukey’s, Matariki (Commercial Southdown Client)

                        Lunch at Mapua (own cost, various options)

                        Primary industry visits in Richmond & Nelson

                        Depart Nelson and return to Chateau Marlborough, Blenheim

                        “Walking Bus” to Clubs of Marlborough

7.30 pm         Dinner at Clubs of Marlborough

                        Accommodation at Chateau Marlborough

Wednesday 15th May: Day 3

7.30 am         Bus departs Chateau Marlborough

                      Visit The Land Rover Shed

                        Visit Jordan’s farm for SIL Ewe Lamb demonstration/workshop

                        Continued SIL presentation/discussion & lunch at Speights Ale House

                      Visit Chris, Julia & Richard Dawkin’s farm “The Pyramids” B+L Innovation Farm Programme

                        Visit Giesens Cellar Door

                      Visit Graham & Christina’s property to see rest of “Willowhaugh stud”

4.20 pm         Depart for Chateau Marlborough via Blenheim Airport

(For those who are staying another night in Blenheim there will be special Post-Tour dinner)         


Southdown Sheep Society of New Zealand

Marlborough/Nelson Tour

May 13th – 15th 2019


I/We wish to register for the 2019 Southdown NZ Marlborough/Nelson Tour.

Names: (First and Last)


  1. _________________________________   2. ___________________________________


Mailing Address:



Contact Number’s  ___________________________________________________________

Stud Name  _______________________     Email:     ________________________________



□ Monday 13th – Chateau Marlborough, Blenheim

□ Tuesday 14th – Chateau Marlborough, Blenheim

□ Wednesday 15th – Chateau Marlborough, Blenheim

□ Double

□ Twin Share (I wish to share with _________________________)

□ Single

□ Extra Night’s Accommodation required (extra cost of $189/night/room) Dates Required:


Travel Arrangements:

□ Arriving and Departing by car and will meet at Chateau Marlborough

□ Arriving by Plane – flight details _______________________

□ Departing by Plane – flight details _________________________

(Check in time of 4.30 pm or later would be preferable, as we intend to be back at Blenheim Airport by that time.)


Meals: Food allergies or special diet needs __________________________________


To confirm your place on the 2019 tour please send your completed registration form with payment no later than SUNDAY 31ST MARCH to Christina Jordan, 678 Middle Renwick Road, RD 1, Blenheim 7271, or email to or 027 6285 308.


Cost per person is $430.00 based on double or share twin, or $620.00 Single for two nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, lunch on Wednesday and bus travel costs.


Please make cheques payable to Southdown NZ or payment can be made directly to our Bank Account: 02 0727 0045103 00 Please use your name as a reference if paying by Internet Banking.


□ Cheque enclosed       or         □ Payment has been made by Internet Banking


Signature   _________________________       Date _______________________________