Wyn-Harris in his element.
The New Zealand Farmers Weekly “From the Ridge” columnist Steve Wyn-Harris isn’t just a pretty face – he’s not a bad organiser as either.
The weekend before last that became obvious with the success of the Central Hawke’s Bay College’s 50th anniversary celebrations in Waipukurau.
Wyn-Harris, who farms sheep and beef near Takapau, was the chairman of the anniversary committee and in the words of the college’s principal, Richard Schumacher, “did a superb job as chairman.”
Wyn-Harris is pictured above in one of the jobs he had over the reunion weekend, that of compere, in this case getting a few words from Charlie Anderton, who was one of the co-oldest former pupils at the function.
Anderton was a pupil at Waipawa District High School, starting there in 1931, the year of the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake.
He went on to become well known in farming circles and was also a prominent dog trialist.
Central Hawke’s Bay College opened in 1959, combining both the Waipukurau and Waipawa high schools.
Steve Wyn-Harris’s column is on page 23 and its topic is the reunion.