Farmer rescues cow from cliff face

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Newstalk ZB,
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Audio,
Publish Date
Friday, 20 July 2018, 6:07p.m.
A Cow was trapped on a cliff in Whanganui before being rescued. Photo / Wanganui Chronicle

A farmer is being commended for rescuing his cow from a risky cliff face near Whanganui.

The cow had been stuck, teetering on a ledge in the middle of a cliff high above a beach in Mowhanau Village.

It was a race against the incoming tide, but the animal's owner managed to coax it down - with the help of his dogs.

Local woman Sarah told Larry Williams people were gob-smacked to see the cow there - and even more impressed when the farmer rescued it.

"People really underestimate the skill of our kiwi farmers and their dogs, to get that cow down without breaking a leg is a miracle."

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