Happy Birthday Calf Club Day

Calves, lambs and kids of the four-legged variety were out in force at the recent North Waikato Group Day, held at  Gordonton School.

This Group Day was a special one – it was the 60th anniversary of the event.  The first meeting of the Ngaruawahia Agricultural Group was held on April 7 1952 at the instigation of the late Mr Ralph Birdsall.    Click here for the history of the event, written for Number 8 Network by Averil McBeth. (The cute kids in the photograph are David and John Riddell, choc fish if you can tell who is who.)

At the recent event, students from Gordonton, Horsham Downs, Puketaha, Horotiu, Te Kowhai, Rotokauri, Orini and Whitikahu schools enjoyed the day, despite the rain and wind.

Gordonton’s Room 3, with teacher Nicky Pearce, took the following shots.  (Click here for their earlier report.)

What rain?
Photo: Dylan Geange

The Waikato Times also attended, with reporter Siena Yates filing the following report.

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