Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Invention gives dogs an ever changing view

Revolutionary invention gives dogs an ever changing view

A revolving dog kennel, designed to keep man's best friend out of bad weather is one of the inventions entered in the Invention and Ingenious Method Awards at this year's Fieldays.

The revolutionary dog kennel is mounted on a rotating pedestal. A weather vane mounted on the front of the kennel rotates the kennel to keep the dog out of bad weather.

The revolving kennel provides the canine with an ever-changing view. The kennel also allows the dog to move around the kennel if he/she cares for a little stroll.

Takanini Racing and Stockfeeds are the masterminds behind the innovative dog kennel. A working model of the kennel will be on display at this year's Fieldays for the public to view.

Manager of Takanini Racing and Stockfeeds, Peter Sheffield came up with the idea for the revolutionary dog kennel. He is a keen designer and thought the kennel was a novel idea to take to Fieldays.

Barry Quayle, General Manager of the NZ National Fieldays Society says "The Inventions and Ingenious Method Awards are any important part of the Fieldays. Many innovations in agriculture have come from our awards. We often find that the big companies will go down to the awards area each year to scout for new ideas".

The Fieldays Invention and Ingenious Method Awards attract many radical new ideas each year. They are all displayed in the E Street Awards Area throughout the Fieldays.

This year's 35th annual NZ National Agricultural Fieldays will be held from 11-14 June 2003, at Mystery Creek Hamilton.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news