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Southbridge 7602

Welcome To The Official NZSDTA Website 

The New Zeland Sheep Dog Trial Association Incorporated consists 157 Sheep Dog Trial Clubs spread throughout the country. These  clubs are grouped for administration in to 13 centres.Each Centre has 2 representatives on the New Zealand Council, which administers the affairs of the New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Association Inc., under the direction of the executive committee as follows:


President:           Mr Pat Coogan             Phone 07 896 6379 or 027 669 4078

Vice President:   Mr Kerry Pauling           Phone 03.318 4048 or 021 0225 5974

Executive Committee:  Clark Crystal, Vaughan Marfell, Roger Tweed

Interim Secretary:    Debbie Pauling   Phone 027 344 5182   email:

Promotions Officer:  Jan Tairua          Phone 0274 961 243   email:


Click on the link below for South Island Champs Photo's




Tux North Island & New Zealand Championships

Commencing Monday 27th May 2019

@ Ohaeawai, Northland
*****NI & NZ Champs - Draw By Name (click here)*****

NI & NZ Champs Event I Draw (Click Here)

NI & NZ Champs Event II Draw (Click Here)

NI & NZ Champs Event III Draw (Click Here)

NI & NZ Champs Event IV Draw (Click Here)


Notice to all attending the N.I. and N.Z. Champs in Northland

Update 8th May - still more numbers required for this trip to go ahead - Hurry book in now!

 We are trying to organise an excursion for partners (suffering from sheep dog weariness) from the dog trial grounds to parts of the Hokianga Harbour and to Rawene and Opononi and back.

To do this we need to know numbers so we can organise a bus or rental van.

The trip will leave the grounds at 9am on Wed 29th and return around 4 to 5 pm. It will look at the history of this interesting region and visit some of the tourist sites as well. We anticipate the cost will be a modest $20.00 per head.

Please let me know by email or phone asap if you wish to go on the trip.

Chris Robertson


Northland SDTC


Phone 09 4371545






MANGONUI  for fish and chips -  MAHOE  CHEESE  SHOP -  CAPE  KARIKARI –

RUAPEKAPEKA – OR just a shop in Kerikeri or Whangarei.

(Max 4 people – it’s my car!).

THEN  text  Deb on 021 1587587 or call at the Short Head and look for a lady with blue hair – or you could ask Rob Hastie.


Notices of Meetings to be held during the NI & NZ Championships Week

                 Tux Yarding Challenge & Handy Dog Meeting

                    Monday 27th May 2019


                           Ohawaewai NZ Champs Grounds


                 Archives Meeting

                      Tuesday 28th May 2019


                       Ohawaewai NZ Champs Grounds


              Stud Register Meeting

                     Tuesday 28th May 2019


            :       Ohawaewai NZ Champs Grounds


                         NZ Council Annual General Meeting

                            Wednesday 29th May 2019


                          Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

                                      58 Seaview Road, Paihia  


                                  NZSDTA Annual General Meeting

                                        Wednesday 29th May 2019


                                     Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands

                                      58 Seaview Road, Paihia



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Tux South Island Championships 

Were held 6th - 10th May 2019 @ Lochiel Station, Hanmer Springs

Day One 6th May 12 noon Call (Click Here)

Day One 6th May 4pm Call (Click Here)

Day Two 7th May 9am Call (Click Here)

Day Two 7th May 12 noon Call (Click Here)

Day Two 7th 4pm Call ( Click Here )

Day Three 8th May 9am Call (Click Here)

Day Three 8th May 12 Noon Call (Click Here)

Day Three 8th May 4pm Call (Click Here)

Day Four 9th May 9am Call (Click Here)

Day Four 9th May 12 noon Call ( Click Here)

Day Four 9th May 4pm / Final Call (Click Here)

No Friday 10th May 9am Call - Final Results Later

TUX South Island Championships Final Results (Click Here)



***North Island & NZ Championships***

Entries Close Monday 22nd April 2019

NI & NZ Entry Form (click here) 

Entry Instructions (Click Here)

A Special Reminder from Anna Blair - 

Championship Secretary for North Island & New Zealand Champs 

Entries close on Monday 22nd April  !!!!!!

Yes, She is aware that this is Easter Monday so you won't be 'late' if it arrives in her letterbox on Tuesday 23rd!!!!

Please make use of technology (i.e text or email your entries) if you want to - or use it to help those who might not get their entry in time.

Also, IF you qualify a dog for the first time after the closing date ( and want to enter ) please ring Anna and let her know ASAP. 

Anna Blair 

Championship Secretary

027 687 9011


Northland is looking forward to hosting you all.



Grounds Inspections Committee Nominations

North Island – Dan Murphy retires by rotation and is available for re-election

South Island – Pete Lankow retires by rotation and is not available for re-election

Judges Selection Panel Nominations

North Island – Tim Hunter retires by rotation and is available for re-election

South Island – Graeme Dickie retires by rotation and is not available for re-election

Please have any nominations for the above positions to the NZSDTA Secretary by the closing date of Monday 6th May 2019










                                     ****** OVIS CERTIFICATES***** 

At all dog trials at every centre and club in New Zealand it is mandatory that "All classes and types of dogs entering trial grounds must have Ovis Certificates of no more than 30 days prior to trial."

This approved Council recommendation,without exception, is to be strictly enforced and applies to all dogs, competing or otherwise, present on trial grounds.

Dogs are to remain in vehicles until certificates have been checked.







                                     2019 Trial Dates & Official Judges List 

Trial Dates & Official Judges List 2019 Corrections/Alterations

Poverty Bay Centre: New Promotions Officer (effectively immediatley)Donna Halley email:

Poverty Bay Centre Champs @ Tologa Bay Date Correction 12th, 13th April with run offs Sunday 14th April 2019

King Country Centre: Graeme Brier - Councillor new email:

Waikato Centre: Maurice Yearbury - Councillor new email:

Taranaki Centre:  Whangamomona DTC Secretary Charmaine Murphy new email:

Canterbury Centre: Tai Tapu CDC - New Secretary -  Tim Schmack, 336 Harmans Road, R D 2 Leeston 7682 

                                  Email:  Phone: 027 2208 414

North Otago Centre:  Waihemo CC - Secreatary (Kirstin Enrlbrecht) Email address correction:

Retired Judges:  Peter Boys new address: Strathallan Retirement Village, Appartment 1, 32 Konini Street, Timaru


NZSDTA Guide for Judging April 2018

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Tux Handy Dog Event Rules


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