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14 years 11 months ago #18363 by drifter
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I haven't seen too many trucks and herds on the road this year... maybe they are all waiting for tomorrow.

Say g'day if you have new neighbours it can be sooo lonely moving to a new area in the middle of winter...

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14 years 11 months ago #272374 by kathken
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love those gypsy fairs, we went to one in whangamata over christmas. they did the rounds of all the beaces etc around the coromandel.

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14 years 11 months ago #272378 by kalnetta
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Its been a happening thing for the last couple of weeks up here cattle trucks every where.

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14 years 11 months ago #272383 by kathken
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oh - have i got the wrong end of the stick?? hehe
i thought you were talking about gypsy trucks, and gypsy fairs.

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14 years 11 months ago #272386 by RaeM
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Maybe the fact that the desert road is blocked also a lot of the south island roads, so I would think a few nice days and clear roads will help.

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14 years 11 months ago #272387 by drifter
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kathken, on June 1st dairy farmers/share milkers/farm workers etc move farms. Well not all of them of course[;)]
So in dairying areas you see lots of trucks moving them around. As you can imagine, it can be a huge undertaking shifting cows, tractors and implements, as well as the the household.
Sometimes you see the herd walking to their new farm, although that doesn't happen as often these days because there is just too much traffic on the roads.

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14 years 11 months ago #272388 by ronnie
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Yes Kathken, 1st June is called Gypsy Day as it is when the new season starts for dairy farmers and all the workers/sharemilkers etc change jobs/farms for the upcoming new season. They pack up their house and all their cows and move on to the new farm. Some move great distances, some even change islands, and some only move around the district.

As for the other Gypsies, I was very disappointed the last time we went to their fair. I had visions of buying a house truck and joining them with our slippers at one stage. But the last one we went to, most of the products they were selling were cheap imports from India/Fiji/China etc. Only one guy was hand making his wrought iron products. So, not impressed.

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14 years 11 months ago #272390 by drifter
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Me too Jan, I went expecting all sorts of cool hand-made stuff and only saw imported junk[:(!][}:)]

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14 years 11 months ago #272395 by kathken
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LOL. well you learn something every day ay.....i never knew that.

As for the gypsy fairs, the one we went to in Whangamata at Christmas was excellent and was full of hand made stuff, all sorts of things, i bought lots.

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14 years 11 months ago #272413 by reggit
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Seen a few more processions of stock trucks that usual, operating in tandem. Media reports earlier in the week were predicting less herds moving than usual as many sharemilkers were staying put...

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14 years 11 months ago #272415 by The Kats Place
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I saw one herd getting moved out our way on friday. Tends to be owners with the herds who employ a worker rather that a share milker out this way.

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14 years 11 months ago #272417 by The Kats Place
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Wish my neighbour was moving but doesn't appear so:(, I was the old neighbour back :(

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14 years 11 months ago #272418 by eelcat
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Ah that explains a few things then. There were several really large herds moved a couple of days ago - makes sense now.

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14 years 11 months ago #272420 by reggit
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When I first moved to the Waikato I was living in the country, and many of the herds were moved along the road on foot rather than by trucks, you'd find a line across your gate to stop the cows coming in, and had to be careful driving along in case there was someone ahead signalling there was a herd on the move :D

Doesn't seem so common now, or perhaps people move between farms that are further away?

I remember one neighbour telling me about driving his tractor all the way from Reparoa to Te Aroha when he moved from one farm to another! [:0]

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14 years 11 months ago #272426 by 4MyStandys
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They started moving round here last week, quite a few herds moseying down the road. It's good to see actually, means another year's on the move ;-) Practically xmas :-)

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