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Zac Thomas

REPRESENTING THE Otago Southland REGION
Age: 30
Occupation: Sheep, beef and arable farmer 
Club: Waitane Young Farmers
 
For Zac Thomas, farming was always the dream. Even after a stint in the Air Force, he knew he'd return to the family farm near Mataura in Gore. In 2017, he did just that, working alongside his grandfather and aunt. Now, eight years later, Zac is still working alongside his grandfather, the farm running 2,500 ewes, 80 cattle, and growing 100 hectares of cereals.

As a member of the Waitane Young Farmers Club, Zac is excited to compete in his first Grand Final after a surprise regional final win. His big goal is to farm on his own one day, providing for his family and continuing the legacy of opportunities his family has given him.
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My Grand Final Timetable

Thursday 11 July

7:15am - 2:00pm: Technical Day (closed event)
4:45pm - 6.30pm: Opening Ceremony, The Barn, Brooklyn Road, Claudelands, Hamilton

Friday 12 July

7.30am - 3pm: Practical Day, Claudelands Oval
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5pm - 9pm: Speeches & Junior Awards, 
Heaphy Room, Claudelands
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Saturday 13 July
5:00pm - Late: Grand Final Evening Show, Globox Arena, Claudelands
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Watch: Get to know Zac

"It’s my chance to give it all I’ve got, and either way, every contest is a learning experience. No matter where you place, you get something good out of it. It’s a whole new stage to be on.” 

"We're all role models, everyone who's involved in the sector has the opportunity to inspire others towards the sector and be a role model. Farmers are a bloody awesome group of people."

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Both the people and the land encompass a special spot at the bottom of the South Island. They get to enjoy some long summer days, but the cold winters create a resilient, hardworking bunch of locals, who cultivate a sense of community.

When you vote for Otago Southland, you are voting to support Southland Charity Hospital and the Otago Southland team.
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