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Ewe Turn

by | 5th, April 2004

‘TE Kuiti is not as well known yet as the Spanish town of Pamplona, but that could be all set to change after the small New Zealand farming town instituted its first ‘Running Of The Sheep’.

The event is certainly less dangerous than the Running Of The Bulls – in fact, the main problem was trying to get the 2,000 ewes to all head in the right direction.

Instead of seeking cover, the town’s 4,374 inhabitants spent most of the time rounding up the stray flock as the event quickly descended into chaos.

But organiser John Grainger said the town’s population were delighted.

‘We all live off the sheep’s back here,’ said Grainger. ‘We want to emphasise that sheep are the backbone of the economy.”

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