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New Ute for Fieldays visitor thanks to Isuzu Utes New Zealand

July 31, 2019 | NEWS

Cambridge couple, Jane and John McLaren, have driven home in their brand-new Isuzu D-Max Ute after tagging their Fieldays Explorer Band at the 2019 event. 2019 was the first year of the Fieldays Explorer Band, powered by Vodafone NZ, which used innovative RFID technology in a simple wristband that allows visitors to input their details …


Wrapping up Fieldays 2019

July 8, 2019 | NEWS

Fieldays 2019 was officially opened on Wednesday 12 June by the Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand National Fieldays Society President Peter Carr with 128,747 visitors coming through the gates over the four event days. During the ribbon cutting ceremony, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke of the strength of our primary industry and its …


Announcing Fieldays Rural Catch finalists

May 23, 2019 | NEWS

Eight rural single catches have been selected for this year’s Fieldays Rural Catch, competing for an impressive prize pool and to take home the Golden Gumboot. Fieldays Rural Catch gives four guys and four girls the chance for some time off farm, for an all-expenses paid trip to Fieldays and the chance to meet some …


Fieldays Kitchen Theatre hosts star kiwi chefs

May 17, 2019 | NEWS

Visitors to the Fieldays Kitchen Theatre will be treated to a wealth of knowledge and experience from this year’s group of eight confirmed celebrity chefs who will educate, entertain and inspire. This year’s chef line-up includes Peter Gordon, Claire Turnbull, Ray McVinnie, Brett McGregor, Simon Gault, Megan May by Hyundai, Marc Soper with Greenlea Butcher …


Waikato artist wins Fieldays No.8 Wire Art Award

May 10, 2019 | NEWS

Hamilton artist Gaye Jurisich has taken out top honours in the 2019 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award with her captivating piece labelled Snare. The Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Awards are hosted and coordinated by Waikato museum, partnered by Farmlands cooperative and supported by the New Zealand National Fieldays Society. Judge Linda Tyler praised …


New organisations boosting Kiwi ag-innovators

May 1, 2019 | NEWS

Entrants in the Fieldays Innovation Awards will be boosted by a team of knowledgeable, passionate and well-connected organisations with three new sponsors being added to the already impressive group. Amazon Web Services (AWS), Gait International and James & Wells join Vodafone NZ, Callaghan Innovation and Massey University to form the strong team of sponsors fostering …


Past winners among finalists of 2019 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

April 15, 2019 | NEWS

The 2019 Fieldays No.8 Wire Art Award will be hotly contested with two past winners, four recent place-getters and a previous People’s Choice Award recipient among this year’s finalists. The annual award, managed by Waikato Museum and partnered by rural supplies co-operative Farmlands, showcases the value, versatility and symbolism of No.8 wire (or 4mm gauge) …


Entries open and judge announced for Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award

January 17, 2019 | NEWS

Artists, inventors and D.I.Y enthusiasts have the chance to get creative and stake their claim to a share of the $8,500 of prize money in the 2019 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award, with entries now open. The annual award, managed by Waikato Museum and partnered by rural supplies co-operative Farmlands, celebrates the value of …


Acknowledging fifty years of Fieldays with ANZ

December 4, 2018 | NEWS

As we close out our 50th Fieldays celebrations we acknowledge the key role our partners have played throughout the event’s history, in particular our longstanding sponsorship partnership with ANZ which is now coming to a close. Back in 1968 the New Zealand National Fieldays Society’s founding forefathers approached ANZ for a 100% loan to create …


Reflecting on Fieldays substantial economic impact

November 12, 2018 | NEWS

It’s clear from the recent independently prepared Economic Impact report that Fieldays continues to make a significant impact on the economy both regionally and nationally. A massive $492m of sales revenue was generated for New Zealand firms with an impressive $168m generated for businesses in the Waikato region alone. This equates to each of the …