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Fieldays 2019 generated an impressive $549M in sales revenue for New Zealand firms

November 21, 2019 | NEWS

Fieldays® continues to contribute significantly to the regional and national economy according to the recent Economic Impact Report conducted by Dr Warren Hughes of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research at the University of Waikato. An impressive $549M in sales revenue for New Zealand firms was generated by the event with $183M going into …


NZ’s Zero Harm Farm heads to UK and Ireland

August 29, 2019 | NEWS

New Zealand National Fieldays Society has funded flights and accommodation for Zero Harm Farm to head away on the 2019 UK and Ireland Agritech mission where they will join twenty other businesses representing a wide selection from New Zealand’s Agritech sector. Zero Harm Farm entered in the 2019 Fieldays International Innovation Award and while they …


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 …


Fencing top title goes to Tony Bouskill

June 17, 2019 | NEWS

The New Zealand Fencing Competition (NZFC) held annually at Fieldays has been regarded as a “gut-busting test of endurance”, according to Debbie White, NZFC Marketing and Competitions Co-ordinator. Organised and run by NZFC, the fencing finals demand dedication, fitness, an eye for detail and mental agility from its entrants – and this year did not …


Best Fieldays exhibitor sites awarded

June 15, 2019 | NEWS

Fieldays exhibitors were awarded for their effort and ingenuity in the creation of their sites for the Fieldays 2019 Exhibitor Site Awards proudly sponsored by Xero.   The first round of judging took place on Wednesday, with 16 volunteer judges assigned a sector to assess based on the overall attractiveness of the site, experience-enhancing interactive …


Eligible tractor-driving bachelor becomes Fieldays Rural Catch 2019

June 14, 2019 | NEWS

Northland boy Lewis Nichols has taken out the 2019 Fieldays Rural Catch top honours with Hamilton girl Charlotte Leach winning the hearts of the public, judges and sponsors to be crowned People’s Choice. Lewis is a heavy machinery operator for agricultural contracting company Bradfields based in Otorohanga and came into the competition looking for someone …


Gallagher takes out International Innovation Award

June 13, 2019 | NEWS

The Gallagher Water Flow Indicator took out the Fieldays International Innovation Award at the International Business Networker on day two of Fieldays 2019. Inspired by pure frustration, Murray Jones was sick of forever going around his farm looking for water leaks and was told by his wife that he’d talked about it enough and it …


Fieldays Innovation Awards celebrating ideas

June 13, 2019 | NEWS

Amongst the foggy morning of day two of Fieldays 2019, a group gathered in the Innovations Centre to celebrate talented individuals and organisations who are strengthening the future of the primary industry. Judges commented that the quality of entrants this year was very high which made it difficult for them to make their decisions. They …


Praising NZ’s primary industry

June 12, 2019 | NEWS

Fieldays 2019 was officially opened today with the Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern cutting the ribbon alongside New Zealand National Fieldays Society President Peter Carr to mark the occasion. A common theme from the opening ceremony was the importance of our primary industry and the role Fieldays strives to play within it. Society CEO Peter Nation …