Woodchopping event brings the best of the best to Putaruru.
New Zealand and World Champion axemen and woodchoppers will put their skills on show in competition this Saturday at the Putaruru Timber Museum.
Held for the first time this year, the McKenzie and Ridley Axemen’s Carnival has attracted a ‘who’s who’ of top axemen, current or recent New Zealand and world title holders.
Organiser Shane Campbell says though carnival entries were limited to 30, interest has been so strong that they have extended the entry list to 36.
“That’s a fantastic response from competitors in one of New Zealand’s heritage sports,” he said.