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TE KUITI shearing legend Sir
David Fagan and television identities
Te Radar and Russell Harrison have
hailed this year’s Great NZ Muster as
the best they’ve ever attended.
All three praised the event while
speaking on stage at the New Zea-
land Shearing Championships on
Saturday night crediting the organis-
ers with a fantastic occasion and in
particular the feature ‘Running of the
Despite periods of rain throughout
the Muster, more than 5000 people
filled Rora St on Saturday afternoon
enjoying the many food stalls, activi-
ties and live entertainment.
Then from 2pm the anticipation be-
gan to build before 1103 sheep – and
two goats – emerged at the northern
end of town and charged down the
main street led in an ATV vehicle
by Sir David and National Party MP
The weather held off just long
enough for the sheep to complete
their ‘run’ giving the large crowd
time to soak up the now world-famous
event before heavy rain began to fall.
Waitomo District Council commu-
nity development co-ordinator and
event organiser Donna Macdonald
says she has received plenty of posi-
tive feedback from the public about
Saturday’s Great NZ Muster.
“Considering the forecast, I think
we had a great turnout and had the
weather been fine I’m sure it would
have been a bumper event,” she says.
“So for what the weather was it
was absolutely incredible the fact
that all those people came along on
“We would have to had thunder-
storms before we canned it, so to see
all the kids lining up for the free rides
and others enjoying the food stalls
and sheep run it was really great to
see so many smiling faces.”
Aside from the main Running of
the Sheep attraction, other features
along the main street included a visit
from three Chiefs Super Rugby play-
ers (Dominic Bird, Latu Vaeno and
Andrew Horrell), fire safety displays,
Cyldesdale horse and cart rides and
free children’s activities including
bouncy castles, a rock climbing wall
and extreme air jumper.
Live entertainment was provided
throughout the day by the Imperi-
ous Dance Company, Arkadas Belly
Dancers, DC Boys, Big Muffin Band
and Taranaki artist Unity Wara.
“The highlight for me this year was
the fact that it even happened at all,”
says Mrs Macdonald.
“But once we got through the sheep
run and then it bucketed down I
thought hallelujah it doesn’t matter
“Overall, I was very pleased with
The winner of the Lucky Ewe Shop-
per competition was James Larsen
who won $1500 in vouchers.
Te Kuiti Rotary
Club’s Guess the Sheep
Tally competition was
split between two win-
ners who won $500
up for event
FLASH MOB: A total of 1103 sheep – and two goats – are mustered together at the south-
ern end of Rora St in Te Kuiti following Saturday’s annual ‘Running of the Sheep’ event.
MUSTER MAGIC: More than 5000 people gathered on Rora St in Te Kuiti on Saturday
afternoon to witness the popular Running of the Sheep event. They were led down the main
drag by TV personalities Russell Harrison in a Can Am ATV.
ON THE RADAR: Great NZ Muster celebrity guest and MC Te Radar was on hand to describe the annual Running of the
Sheep spectacle in Te Kuiti on Saturday.
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