2022 Kelso Winter Workshop

Date: Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th May, 2022.
Venue: Napier War Memorial Centre and Mangatutu Station, Patoka.
Winter Workshop Programme: 
17th May
11.00 Check In - Te Pania Hotel, Napier
11.30 Registration - War Memorial Centre
12.00 Lunch at the War Memorial Centre
13.00 Welcome and Introduction - Matt Holden
13.15 What's happening at Kelso - Hamish Bibby & Olivia Ellis
13.45 NZ Merino - Winning with Wool - Hadleigh Smith & Nicola Peddie
14.15 An interview with Hamiton Logan - On the sofa with Matt Holden
14.45 Questions & Answers
15.00 Afternoon Tea
15.30 MyEnviro - A digitised Farm Environmental Plan - Brent Paterson & David Poole 
16.45 Stretch your legs, grab a beer and then take a seat
17.00 Guest Speaker - Ian Kirkpatrick - All Black and Patron NZRU
18.00 The Bayleys Happy Hour
19.30 BNZ Dinner and Cash Bar
20.15 Auction for Dylan Bibby - Representing NZ in Show Jumping in Germany
20.30 After Dinner Speaker - Jim Morris, High Country legend and Poet
18th May
07.30 Breakfast at the War Memorial Centre
08.30 Leave for Mangatutu Station in private vehicles
09.30 Arrive at Mangatutu Station for morning tea
10.30 Farm Tour (4WD required)
12.00 Lunch provided by the Patoka Kindergarten
13.00 Footage of early development of Mangatutu Station in the 1950's
13.30 In the Woolshed with NZ Merino - Hadleigh Smith & Nicola Peddie
14.00 Farm Tour continues
15.30 Atkins Ranch BBQ & FMG refreshments

Registration is $350.00 + GST per person, you will be emailed an invoice for payment
This includes lunch, dinner, happy hour and accommodation
Then breakfast, lunch and a bbq & refreshments the following day

How many people will be attending, select number attending:

Attendee 1:

2021 Winter Workshop

The 2021 Winter Workshop was a huge success with a brilliant mix of speakers, an impressive farm tour and a great social gathering.

Hamish Bibby gave an update on what we are up to at Kelso and where we are headed, followed up by a Future Sheep survey from Olivia Ellis. An informative session on maximising the feeding of ewes during pregnancy and lactation was lead by Dr Sue McCoard and HB Vet Richard Lee reminded us on how to look after our investment in rams. Butch Paterson and the team from MyEnviro highlighted the wave of environmental regualtion coming our way and how we can be best prepared. We were then taken to the summit of Mt Everest with Mike Allsop, an adventurer, airline pilot and proud dad who inspired us with his incredible life story. The evening entertainment continued with local legend Cam McLeay enthralling us with his extraordinary rafting adventures behind Gorbachov's Iron Curtain during the late 80's, early 90's. 
The farm tour over Roger & Hew Dalrymple's Waitatapia Station was impressive, with outstanding attention to detail over a large scale mixed livestock and cropping operation. Hearing from Roger Dalrymple and Mark Chrystall on their involvement in the setting up of the Rangitikei Rivers Catchment Collective was a great example of rural communities working together, to enhance good management practices and support each other through challenging times ahead.
As we know, getting off farm for a couple of days is important and good for our well being. The social aspect of the Winter Workshop is a big part of it and Orlando Country proved to be a great venue where we were not only well fed and watered, but also entertained by some great and not-so-great golf shots. The atmosphere was very upbeat and positive, everyone enjoyed catching up with friends and like minded people in our Kelso community. Thank you for all the amazing feedback and we look forward to seeing you back in Hawke's Bay in 2022.



Matt Holden
027 437 1550

Olivia Ellis
027 515 5102

Hamish Bibby
027 777 6619


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