Due to unforeseen Farming circumstances,
Oxford CC in North Canterbury will not be holding their club trial this year.
This trial was to have been 29th and 30th January 2022.
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.
Message from the NZSDTA President - August 2021
Regarding 2021 Trans Tasman Test
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.
Phasing out of Cheques
Due to our banks phasing out of cheques, competitors are advised to take their bank account numbers and give to club secretaries on entering at each trial.