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WAIKATO & DISTRICT COLLIE CLUB

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Waikato And District Collie Club


The Waikato & Districts Collie Club Inc. was formed in 1971. The then President was Cherry Deans, later to become Cherry Simmons who is still an active Life Member today. The Vice President was Mrs Thelma Thomas, also now a Life Member. The Hamilton Kennel Association, Cambridge Kennel Association and Huntly & Districts Kennel Association gave their approval and at the end of 1971 a Christmas Social was held. A picnic day was held at the Narrows Park in February 1972 and our first Ribbon Parade was held on 5 August 1972 with Mr Kevin Skews officiating (it seemed fitting that he was able to judge once again for the Club at Ngaruawahia, it was to be his last appointment before retiring). In order to raise money for the Club a very hard working committee set out to cater for the public at various All Breeds Show and events around the Waiakto area. For many years these hard workers went beyond the call of duty and raised many thousands of dollars to help finance judges from overseas and to keep the Club in a reasonable financial position, covering costs for newsletters, socials, championship shows etc. The very first Championship Show was held August 3rd 1974 at Te Rapa Racecourse, our judge being Mr T Rusbridge. He awarded Ch McFarlane Sweet Echo (Imp Aus), a Tri-colour bitch, Best in Show. Mr Rusbridge was also invited back to judge at a later date. In the beginning the Club was just for Rough and Smooth Collies but soon, due to popular demand, Border and Bearded Collie breeds were added to the Club. Our zone of influence covers a large area between Huntly overbridge and the 39th parallel including Taupo. The current committee endeavours to hold functions in areas ranging from Rotorua, Taupo, Tauranga, to Ngaruawahia but our home base seems to be in Cambridge. We have a regular newsletter that is suitable for all collie owners regardless of pedigree. Information is obtained from various different sites on the internet, overseas sister Club magazines and Club members throughout NZ and Australia. We look forward to new members throughout the year. At different times we offer Show Training Classes, advice on the various Collie breeds, can recommend breeders, grooming tips and in general anything to do with Collies. If you have any queries about Collies or the Club please contact the Secretary Kathryn Debenham 07 5432428 or debenhams@collievale.com

Contact Details

Mrs Kathryn Debenham
4C Old Kaimai Road
RD 1
Tauranga

Phone: 07 543 2428
Email: debenhams@collievale.com

Committee Details

PresidentKeith Robson07 847 0616karobson@orcon.net.nz
Vice-PresidentNeil Debenhamdebenhams@collievale.com
Secretary/TreasurerKathryn Debenham07 543 2428debenhams@collievale.com
Trophy Steward
CommitteeKathryne Robson
CommitteeSue Chaytor
CommitteeRochelle Debenham
Committee

Upcoming Shows and Events

Shows will be announced here.

Join us on our facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/376562105723710/

We look forward to having lots of collie friends join us.

Club Activities

The Club holds Championship Shows and looks to hold Ribbon Parades, Matches etc when possible.

Club Scrapbook


Best on Parade Judge Jane Usmar
17th May 2008

Best In Show Judge Karen McIntyre
WDCC Championship Show
September 2007

Reserve Best in Show August 2008 Judge Sandra McMahon Owner/Handler Cherry Simmons and Avonia Flying Fernando

Chrissy Pask winning Puppy in Show-Aug 2008 Judge Sandra McMahon