Auckland should take a lesson from the south.
While our biggest city can’t make a decision about where to hold a party, the small town of Gore is hosting rural New Zealand’s premiere contest and will be serving dinner to more than 1300 people tomorrow night.
It’s the finale of the National Bank Young Farmer competition.
The seven contestants have been through district and regional competitions and have been in Gore since Wednesday using brains and brawn in a contest of intellectual and physical skill. Their intelligence, fitness, personalities, farming and general knowledge, ingenuity and public speaking skills are being tested.
The contest is a showcase of Young Farmers and farming.
One of its strengths is that it moves around the country and host towns go to great effort to involved the community and ensure that each contest is better than the previous one.
Whoever, wins tomorrow, the locals can be satisfied that Gore hosted a great show.
The show will be broadcast on TVNZ6 at 7.30 tomorrow and highlights will screen on TV1 at 10pm.