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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Tairua: 027 496 1243 email: email@example.com
The NZ Government mandated COVID-19 Protection Framework (“CPF”), which is the new 3-level traffic light system come into effect from, Friday, 3rd December 2021, to keep our communities safe.
I understand that there is much discussion and perhaps confusion around just where we as an organisation sit with regard to vaccination requirements.
On December 13th the government are revisiting the traffic light system and percentage of vaccinated people and will likely make further announcements at that time.
This is an ever-evolving situation and given that the majority of our hill trials do not commence until late in January, I believe that it is too early to make any firm decisions at this time.
We ask that all members adhere to government directives and guidelines. For the latest Covid-19 information visit: Unite against COVID-19 (covid19.govt.nz)
Thank you for your understanding and patience through these challenging times. Please take care, stay safe, respect others and their opinions.
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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