Classic photos from 2016

STUNNER: Focus on Land received a number of absolutely beautiful rural snaps this year and this one took special place on the pages back in May. It was taken on Totaranui Station near Ruatoria. Picture supplied
ESSENCE OF FARMING: This picture of Sam Hain from Waikura Station at Pehiri sums up in many ways the essence of farming — family!! Tom holds one of Dad’s hands while Lilla holds the other. The Hains featured on Country Calendar earlier this year and what a great story it was. Picture supplied
This photograph was taken during the field day on Parikanapa Station when the Solomanns won the competition in 2016. File picture
EYE CATCHER: A southerly change that swept through the district one night in March produced a host of great shots. This one was a real eye catcher. Estelle Ricart and her pets, Bear the cat and Nina the dog, were pictured in a paddock on the Spence property at Waerenga-a-Hika. Picture by Ken Spence

Some of the photos that took our breath away this year.

Some of the photos that took our breath away this year.

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