It's one side of Kiwi culture and a side of our proud farming history we don’t see much of these days – mustering sheep with man's best friend.
The practice is still used by hill country farmers every day and there are competitions to see who the best is.
In a remote part of Taranaki, far off the beaten track, farmers were doing exactly that. For them, it's a job during the weekdays but a sport in the weekends.
These are more than just farm dogs, they are the farmers' best mate and it's a relationship built on trust and communication and fostered over many years of hard work.
Story went to Mangamingi near Eltham where excitement was building.
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