Parkes has a brand new and very unique world champion. Northparkes Mines employee Michael Thomas was crowned the World Cob Loaf Champion in Wellington last weekend at the Cob Loaf Festival – World Championships.
Michael scored a massive 476 out of 500 for his salmon creation. The 24-year-old said he wanted to offer the judges something different and focused on the taste.
Michael is a Wellington local, but moved to Parkes earlier this year after accepting the position of Northparkes Graduate Environmental Advisor.