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New Zealanders look forward to the Royal Welsh on S4C

18/07/2014

While agricultural enthusiast in Wales get ready to head for Builth Wells for the Royal Welsh Agricultural show which starts on Monday, people the other side of the world are also excited to be able to watch the Show's competitions on S4C's live feed.

From Monday to Thursday, 21-24 July, S4C will be broadcasting three live feeds on the S4C Clic website: S4C's main live coverage, a live stream from the Main Ring and a live stream from the Shearing Centre. All streams will be available world-wide and viewers can select English or Welsh commentary, so those interested can follow all the action from the Show.

A number of people involved with shearing in New Zealand have sent messages to S4C looking forward to the channel's broadcasts from the Show.

Lliwen Gwyn Roberts from Llanuwchllyn near Bala now lives in New Zealand with her fiancé, professional shearer Gareth MacRae. Gareth and many of his friends and co-workers are looking forward to following this year's competitions.

Gareth MacRae from Piopio in New Zealand says, "I'm really looking forward to watching the live feeds from the Royal Welsh Show. I think it'll be great for the sports and will promote it in great ways, so thank you S4C."

Keeping an eye on the shearing competitors at the Show to see if any are suitable to join his staff in New Zealand will be shearing contractor of Barrowcliff Shearing, Mark Barrowcliff.

Mark says, "We employ about fifty people every year so I'm looking forward to watching the live feeds from the Show to look for prospective workers who are keen to come over here. I used to compete as well and I've been to the Show many times so it'll be good to catch up with the goings-on over there, so yeah I can't wait to watch. Thank you."

The live feeds also mean that the Welsh living in New Zealand can also watch what's happening at home. One farmer from Wales who's looking forward to the live feeds is Delwyn Jones, a shearer from Llanelidan near Ruthin, who currently lives in Te Kuiti in New Zealand.

Delwyn Says, "I'm looking forward to watching the live streaming from the Royal Welsh in New Zealand, good luck to all the competitors and every one from Denbigh County."

To watch the video messages from New Zealand, and for more information about S4C's live feeds visit s4c.co.uk/sioe.

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