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 two 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:
Mr Pat Coogan: 07 896 6379 or 027 669 4078
Mr Kerry Pauling: 03 318 4048 or 021 0225 5974
Clark Crystal, Vaughan Marfell, Roger Tweed
Debbie Pauling: 027 344 5182 email: email@example.com
Jan Tairua: 027 496 1243 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The current government guidelines state that a community event held in a Red Zone can only have a gathering of 25 persons if being attended by any unvaccinated person.
In an Orange Zone the number goes up to 50 persons.
Under these guidelines any unvaccinated person would be excluded from our Island or New Zealand Championships. Think about it.
The NZSDTA recognises the choice of being vaccinated is up to the individual, however to protect our landowners, volunteers and fellow members it is our recommendation that any individual attending a trial is at least double vaccinated.
However, individual landowners may overrule this recommendation and require a double vaccination. It is important that clubs work closely with their landowners.
Again, I ask you all to respect others and their opinions, stay safe and lets all work through this the best we can while following government guidelines.
Guy Peacock and Slim (Captain)
Eion Herbert and Bell
Brian Dickison and Cole
Neil Evans and Lad
Neville Child and Harry (Reserve)
The Test is purposed to be held in Tasmania in October 2021.
Message from the NZSDTA President - August 2021
Regrettably, due to the extreme uncertainty of safe travel with the ongoing Covid-19 situation, I wish to advise that the New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Associations’ test team will not be travelling to Tasmania for the impending Trans Tasman test series in October.
This decision has not been an easy one, but in the end it is apparent that we cannot travel with confidence, due to the airline policies and government isolation rules that are continuously changing thus bringing significant financial risk.
Photo kindly supplied by Natalie White