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Farmers were all concentration at the North Canterbury Ploughing Match Association’s annual ploughing match at Alan Winter’s Swannanoa farm on Sunday (20 May)

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The association has run competitions since 1909, but went into recess in 1969 until 1980, when a handful of locals resurrected it.

This is the 38th year following the recess.

The annual competition is held at different farms around the district. Competitors came from as far as Oamaru and Blenheim.

Photos: Neil Clarkson