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Official Dates 2019

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Official Dates 2019

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Official Dates 2019

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TUX New Zealand Yarding Challenge
20 - 23 June 2019
The Tux North Island and New Zealand Championships will be held in Northland and hosted by the Northland Centre.   Start date will be Monday 27th May 2019.
Event 1   -   Ken Lobb - Taranaki Centre
Event II   -   Kerry Pauling - Canterbury Centre
Event III  -   Steve Blanchard - Canterbury Centre
Event IV  -   Gavin Drake - Wanganui Centre
New Zealand/Australia Test Judge - Graham White - New Zealand Immediate Past President

NI & NZ Entry Form - click here (please see instructions below)

Entries Close 22nd April 2019

Please read the following with regards to entering either

the Tux South Island or North Island &

New Zealand Championships


Postal Entry:  Complete the entry form from either the 2019 trial date book or download it from the website. Post or e-mail the completed form to the championship secretary. You may send your payment by cheque with the entry form or pay by direct credit to the correct bank account.

Direct Credit Payments:  If you are paying by direct credit/on-line banking you need to ensure that you include your name, telephone number and one dog’s name so that your entry payment can be identified; (refer to the example below):

Particulars                              Code                              Reference

Your Name                                Dog’s Name                       Phone

Please note that it is very important that you include all the information as shown above when you are processing your direct credit/on-line payment. If you fail to include this information the championship secretary will not be responsible if your entry fees cannot be allocated to you. Late payments will not be accepted.

Bank account details and closing dates are very clearly shown on the entry schedule pages for each of the championship events. The website address for the New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Association is

South Island Championship Secretary:  Sally Mallinson, 684 Winchester/Geraldine Highway, R D 21, Geraldine 7991.  Phone 03 693 9904 or 0275559944.  Email:

North Island & New Zealand Championship Secretary:  Anna Blair, 171 Airstrip Road,

R D 3, Dargaville, Northland 0373. Phone 09 439 0650 or 027 687 9011.


2019 Tux  North Island & New Zealand Championship Trials - Accommodation List

The following businesses have indicated they are willing to accommodate triallists for the championships:

Kerikeri Holiday Park and Motel  (0800 272 642 or 09 407 9326)

Woodlands (09 407 3947)

Kerikeri Park Lodge (09 407 7464)

Bay of Islands Country Lodge Motel (0800 426 868 or 09 407 7801)

Kauri Park Motel (0800 407 762 or 09 407 7629)

Kerigold Motel (09 407 3200)

Central Cottages (09 407 8484)

Bay of Islands Holiday Park (09 402 7646)

Sunseekers Cottages (09 402 7607)

Falls and Waterfront campground (09 402 7816)

Cooks Lookout (09 402 7409)

Ashgrove Boutique Motel (09 402 7934)

Riverside Lodge (0800 900 888)

Colonial House Motel (09 407 9106)

Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation (09 407 8933)

Stay Kerikeri (0800 224 536)

Gumtree Stables (09 601 2145)

Mid North Motor Inn (09) 405 3160

The Back Paddock (09 407 9300)


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.

















With Regards The Tux Yarding Challenge Event:

Please note that judges should not be taking a mandatory two points off competitors who change sides after the sheep come off the bridge. It has not been passed as a ruling and points deduction is at the discretion of the judge.


Australia/New Zealand Test 2018:

In Sydney on Saturday 12th October 2018 the New Zealand and Australia team had their runs in the first test. Results from the New Zealand Team:  Andy Clark & Girl 92.75; Mark Copland & Zoe 84.5; Graeme Brier & Sumo 87.75; Guy Peacock & Chief 77.25  Total: 342.25

Australian team: Grant Cooke 71.5; Geoff Gibson 66.25; Bernard McGlashan 85.25; Mick Hudson 82.25   Total: 305.25

New Zealand in lead by 37

Results day 2 (Sunday 14th October) for the Wayleggo Cup:

Results are New Zealand team:  Andy Clark & Girl 80.5; Mark Copland & Zoe 70.5; Graeme Brier & Sumo 81.25; Guy Peacock & Chief 78   Total:  310.25   

Australian team:  Grant Cooke 77.25; Geoff Gibson 75.75; Bernard McGlashan 39; Mick Hudson 86     Total:  278

New Zealand Total 652.5      Australia Total 583.25

Winner of the Wayleggo Cup for 2018 is New Zealand by 69.25 points.

Congratulations to the members of the winning team.




 Faulty Microchip Information February 2018