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2010 Thomas Allan recieves award
Bob Berry Whitestone Cheese GM awards Thomas Allan
the NZ Grand Championship Cheese Roiller 2010- a second time.
George Affleck with the Chiwaya family
George Affleck with the Chiwaya family from Zimbabwi.
Katherine Dobson from the Hospitality tent
Katherine Dobson from the Hospitality tent,
celebrity cheese roller and cheese winner
Aimee Clement and Oscar from Chile
Katherine Dobson from the Hospitality tent
Katherine Dobson from the Hospitality tent,
celebrity cheese roller and cheese winner
Aimee Clement and Oscar from Chile
2009 Champion Thomas Allan
2009 Champion Thomas Allan (2nd L) celebrates with friends
Christine Fernyhough and Tracy Hicks
Celebrity cheese rollers Christine Fernyhough and
Tracy Hicks, Mayor of Gore.
The Heartleys
The Heartleys
Tumbling hard
Tumbling hard for a good cheese
- Photo by Simon Baker, Reuters
Voodoo Lounge
Cheese Rocking and Rolling with Voodoo Lounge
Dr Paul O'Sullivan
Special Guest Cheese Roller for the Irish Twist Roll,
Dr Paul O'Sullivan clearly took time conjuring a snappy outfit
A free scone at Celebrity Corner
Another dapper cheese roller lurks around Celebrity Corner
for a free scone
Champion: Tom Mackay
NZ Cheese Rolling Champion Tom Mackay hoists his
trophy received from Bob Berry, GM of Whitestone Cheese
2007 Green Roll: Joe Baty
2006 winner Joe Baty returns triumphant in the 2007 Green Roll
Cheese rollers going for it!
Cheese rollers going for it!
The cheese leads the chase
The cheese leads the chase
A proud winner steps out of the mist
A proud winner steps out of the mist
Town Cryer Paddy-Ann Pemberton
Town Cryer Paddy-Ann Pemberton relaxes after "ringing open"
the Cheese Rolling
The winning team 2006
The winning team 2006 Lois's "One Jump Ahead Waireres"
with Bob Berry of Whitestone Cheese (2nd from R, standing)

Video

Click here for a video showing cheese rollers in action (Windows Media Video 9 file, 1.3Mb).

 

Comments from the first Whitestone Cheese Rolling New Zealand 2006

  • "This is the best thing I've ever done."
  • "Brilliant! The sheer thrill of the cheese race - people chasing after it, flailing arms and legs - it was really exciting!"
  • "The simplicity - in the world today there is a great desire for simplicity. And you could have a go for $5 - there's not many things like that these days."
  • "Don't think about having it next year, have it every Sunday!"
the rabbit star
Magic Guy with Rosemary and Katherine - and the rabbit star