Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Endurance sport, but not as you know it

Endurance sport, but not as you know it

The search is on for a fencer to take the ‘Cyclone Golden Pliers’ title from eight times champion and King of the Pliers Paul Van Beers.

The NZ National Fencing Championships are on again during Fieldays, 16-19 June at the ever popular agricultural event at Mystery Creek Events Centre.

Each year in June the top fencers from around New Zealand gather at Fieldays to erect the sturdiest, straightest and fastest fence in the hope of taking home the prestigious Cyclone Golden Pliers title. At the 2004 event contestants will once again be up against the legendary fencer and eight times title holder Paul Van beers.

Fieldays Competitions Coordinator Kate McGowan said like any endurance sport, the competitors must train for such activities to ensure not only that their skills and theory are up to scratch, but also their fitness level.

“All fencers are encouraged to have a go at this whether they are new to the industry or established contractors,” she said. “With so many fencing contractors competing at this competition level over the past 35 years, the standard of fencing in New Zealand has raised considerably, setting the level for other fencing contractors.”

The National Fieldays Fencing Competition Committee is introducing a consolation round in 2004 for the next best six entrants that do not manage to make it to the Golden Pliers final. They will compete by erecting a standard dairy fence which will provide a great round of competition and also add an informative demonstration for farmers to watch and learn from.

The competition is proudly sponsored by Waikato Draught and Cyclone, with support from Matamata Post and Rail and Stihl.

Entry forms are available by contacting 07 843 4499 or email competitions@fieldays.co.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi.
More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

CDF Tim Keating: NZ Somme Centenary

"Our generals also knew what to expect, and they built that knowledge into their planning. Each of the four set-piece attacks was fought with a single brigade, with the expectation that the brigade would be used up. A fresh brigade would then be brought up to conduct the next set-piece..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news