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Rural Bachelors needed

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28 March 2014 - For immediate release
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Do you have what it takes to be the Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year?
Are you a Kiwi or Aussie rural bloke? The opportunity of a lifetime, and a prize pool of over $20,000, is open for you - as long as you are single!

The search is on for the 2014 Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year. If you know a good rural bloke that can drive a digger, reverse a trailer, chainsaw a tree and still manage to rustle up a roast dinner….. then he’s perfect for Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year!

Organisers of the competition are on the lookout for hard working rural guys who are happy to represent the farming community while giving the watching world a fantastic demonstration of smarts, strength and skills.

The eight finalists, six Kiwis and two Aussies, selected for this highly popular competition will be treated to an all-inclusive trip to Fieldays. But, there’s a twist; they have to partake in a range of heats and challenges designed to test their rural based skills, while every action is eagerly anticipated and scrutinised by judges, and a wider audience keen to get behind their favourite bachelor.

With all eyes on the guys, finalists should expect to receive lots of female attention while competing at Fieldays. For any bachelors on a quest for love the event is a great opportunity to mingle and impress fans, both at Fieldays and at specific night functions, by doing their thing with plenty of understated charm.
The competition once again has an ‘Amazing Race’ styled element with all finalists beginning the event at a mystery location two days prior to Fieldays, with a Kea Campervan and the requirement to complete challenges en-route to Mystery Creek. Once at Fieldays the bachelors will have their skills, attitude and all-round charisma tested in a number of competitive heats. While the specific requirements are kept under wraps until the event, organisers say they are largely agricultural based but will have a few fun twists thrown in to challenge the character of the rural boys!

Completion is sure to be fierce at the week-long competition and the bachelors will be thrust into the limelight as thousands of Fieldays visitors, and nationwide media, keep an eager eye on the action. All bachelor finalists will be kitted out by Swanndri and Skellerup and will get the opportunity to visit Fieldays exhibitors, attend demonstrations and evening events including the Ag Art Wear ‘Designer in the Field’ Gala Dinner and Awards show in Hamilton city.

With a prize pool of over $20,000 up for grabs the competition is a serious challenge, but also a huge amount of fun and laughter for finalists and their fans. Competitors can expect to gain many female fans during the event but the most important thing on everyone’s mind will be the battle between team mates for the coveted ‘Golden Gumboot’ trophy and the title of 2014 Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year.

If you know of a suitable rural bachelor, organisers are urging you to get them onto the Fieldays website where they can find out more about entering and complete the online application form. Deadline for entries is Friday 2nd May 2014.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year is proudly supported by Suzuki, Swanndri, Skellerup, Stihl, Ag Tech – Lifeguard, Kea Campers and Gun City.

Competition details

• First place prize
o Golden Gumboot Trophy
o Suzuki KingQuad 750 valued at $16,995
o ATV Safety Guard valued at $1,695
o $2000 Swanndri voucher
o $2000 Stihl voucher
o $1000 Skellerup voucher
• Runner up prize
o $1000 Swanndri voucher
o $500 Stihl voucher
o $500 Skellerup voucher

All applicants must be New Zealand or Australian residents, single males, aged eighteen years or older, and employed in the rural industry.
Finalists must be available to travel to Fieldays from Monday 9 June – Saturday 16 June 2014.
See www.fieldays.co.nz/entrantguide for all entry criteria.

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KEY INFORMATION:
Fieldays 11-14 June 2014
www.fieldays.co.nz
Stay a step ahead at Fieldays; Your Global Agribusiness Event

The NZ National Fieldays® Society is a charitable organisation founded in 1968 for the purpose of agriculture, supporting primary industry, our community, and New Zealand.
New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays will be held 11-14 June 2014 at Mystery Creek Events Centre. Located just ten minutes from Hamilton, Mystery Creek Event Centre’s purpose built facility is the ideal venue for the largest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere.
The event is proudly supported by strategic partners - ANZ and the University of Waikato.

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