New Zealand ... Shown in a landscape between the ocean and the mountains, from left: Linda Smith, Lola Roseth, Bill and Pennie Slovek.
Four local residents have returned from an South Dakota Agriculture and Rural Leadershi alumni study of New Zealand. Those people are Lola Roseth, Linda Smith, and Bill and Pennie Slovek.
The 29 SDARL alumni left January 8. "We crossed the international date line, so the ninth disappeared and we got there on the 10th," said Smith. New Zealand is 20 hours ahead of western South Dakota's MT time zone.