Changing South

Changing South: The Huntaway

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New Zealand has its own breed of dog: the hardy, uncomplaining Huntaway.

They're essential team members on many a station - the "take 'em away" experts moving sheep to the farmers' whistles.

As part of a series Newsroom is running over summer, Christchurch documentary-maker Gerard Smyth catches up with Jude, Frank, Jett and Floyd, some of the Huntaways on the 126,000 acre Mt White station in Inland Canterbury.

The series, called Changing South, looks at life in the South Island – the people, the places and how events like the Christchurch earthquake have had a lasting impact.

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