The 75th World Ploughing Championships is coming to Lake Hāwea in 2028, after local organisers spent the last few years working on a successful bid.
The exciting announcement was made at the Lake Hāwea Ploughing Association’s third annual ploughing match last Saturday.
The ploughing match, which took place at the end of Muir Road, received a great turn out as families and farmers made the most of the pleasant weather conditions.
A total of 19 ploughmen, one woman, and a team of horses made their way down to Lake Hāwea from across the South Island, where competitors were judged on the straightest and tidiest lines.
While ploughing is considered a dying art by some, the announcement of the World Championships could revive the sport’s popularity across New Zealand.
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