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July 1, 2020 | NEWS

The farming industry has shown great resilience in dealing with what has been one of the toughest years in a long time. With the additional challenges that Covid-19 has brought, farmers have been under increased pressure to evaluate their immediate financial situation while keeping the farm going during unpredictable circumstances. When Covid-19 entered New Zealand, …

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You can teach an old dog new tricks

June 30, 2020 | NEWS

Bill Johnston has never missed a Fieldays. The legendary Invercargill farmer has been making the annual pilgrimage since 1969 and has watched the event grow and evolve with the times. 2020 will be the first year that Bill won’t be making the trip, with Fieldays being entirely online. Bill is used to hitting milestones though. …

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Connectivity key to health and wellbeing at Fieldays Online

June 24, 2020 | NEWS

If you can do it at Fieldays at Mystery Creek you can do it at Fieldays Online – with the possible exception that you might have to make your own hot bacon roll. The virtual event means you can be immersed in everything you love about the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event, at the click …

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Innovation at the heart of Fieldays Online

June 16, 2020 | NEWS

Fieldays Online is the New Zealand National Fieldays Society’s innovative move towards an increasingly digital and borderless future. “Innovation is part of our DNA. This is no different to the first ever Fieldays when organisers expected around 3000 people but ended up hosting 10,000. 52 years on and we have essentially been forced to adapt …

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Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award proceeds, finalists named

June 4, 2020 | NEWS

Artists from across New Zealand, from as far afield as Kaipara in Northland and Waikaia in Southland, have been named as finalists in the 2020 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award – which will go ahead after a two-month delay caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Despite these uncertain times, Momentum Waikato Community Foundation has enthusiastically …

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Fieldays goes completely online for 2020

June 4, 2020 | NEWS

The only traffic to Fieldays this year will be digital. No braving the cold early morning mist at Mystery Creek,  instead visitors can attend from the comfort of their own homes, check out the specials from the cowshed, sign a Fieldays deal down the farm or listen to a Fieldays Future Focus Talk at any time. The Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event …

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Virtual opportunities for the Primary Industry

May 29, 2020 | NEWS

Across the world the event sphere has had to move quickly to adjust its sails in the wake of COVID-19. With festivals and large-scale gatherings put on hold or cancelled entirely, event companies have had to seek out new opportunities for their stakeholders. Fieldays, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event, is no different and was …

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Trade Me comes to Fieldays

May 15, 2020 | NEWS

New Zealand’s number one digital marketplace, Trade Me, has partnered with Fieldays to deliver their first ever online event. The online powerhouse is set to streamline Fieldays’ digital transactions and customer service experience. “It makes sense at a time of global uncertainty that two trustworthy brands come together. Trade Me, like Fieldays, is all about …

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Fieldays 2020 pioneering a digital future

April 21, 2020 | NEWS

The future of Fieldays is secure despite the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 virus. Event organisers, the New Zealand National Fieldays Society, are pioneering an entirely new experience of Fieldays that will ensure its longevity in an age of social isolation and measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Visitors will get a taste of …

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