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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:


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

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

Executive Committee: Clark Crystal, Vaughan Marfell, Roger Tweed

Interim Secretary: Debbie Pauling: 027 344 5182   email:

Promotions Officer: Jan Tairua: 027 496 1243   email:






to our very own

Sally Mallinson & Steph Tweed

Finalists in the Norwood New Zealand Rural Sports Awards

New Zealand’s Premier Celebration of our rural sporting athletes

Awards Dinner to be held 13th March 2020,

 Awapuni Function Centre, Palmerston North

The Norwood New Zealand Rural Sports Awards are all about honoring people from young athletes who are just starting, to life time achievers, and those who work away in the background to make sure rural sports survive  

Sally and Steph you are both awesome ambassadors of our sport, NZSDTA and its members wish you both all the very best for the judging of these prestigous awards


Levno Contribution to Rural Sport finalists are;

Sally Mallinson – Sheep Dog Trials- Geraldine

Gemma Oliver – Rodeo – Winchester

Doug Laing – Shearing -Napier


Skellerup New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year finalists are;

Steph Tweed – Dog Trials – Waipara

Pagan Karauia – Woolhandling – Alexandra

Darcell Apelu – Woodchopping – Mount Maunganui






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.


Congratulations to the

 New Zealand Test Team

****2019 WINNERS Wayleggo Cup***


Andy Clark (Captain) & Girl

Neville Child & Harry

Guy Peacock & Chief

Stuart Child & Brodie

Henry Gaddum (Reserve) & Tau 

Special thanks to our Principal Sponsor Purina Pro Plan
and supporting sponsors Alleva and  CP Wools
Thanks too, to Wendy Schmidt

Tux North Island & New Zealand 2019 Championships

Final Results (click here)