Off the sheep's back

Otago-Taieri A&P Society steward Heather Fisher oversees the wool and acrylic craft competition at the Royal Agricultural Society of New Zealand's Golden Fleece event in Mosgiel on Friday.

Mrs Fisher, of Mosgiel, said the craft section attracted strong local interest, with 140 entries. Supreme winner of the section was Ruth Corbett.

About 200 people attended the presentation ceremony, which included the supreme awards in the Golden Fleece competition.

Royal Agricultural Society of New Zealand executive member Kelly Allison said Rachel Humphrey, of Feilding, won the premier strong wool award with a score of 98.5/100.

Andrew Paterson, of Omakau, received the premier fine wool award with 99/100.

Both received $1000.

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