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Rural Blokes Represent

18 April 2005

Rural Blokes Represent

Rural blokes have their chance to represent the rural community in the third Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year® competition.

Entries have now opened and competition coordinator Elysia Shirtliff said she assures any eligible contestants that it is “well worth applying.”

“There are some great prizes up for grabs but the experience is even greater,” she said.

“The seven finalists from last year had an amazing week and represented the rural community with pride. Each walked away from the competition saying it was one of their most fun and rewarding experiences.”

The guys will be hosted in the secret bachelor pad and “treated like real celebrities” according to Miss Shirtliff.

“There are some really fun activities and heats organised this year, it’s a great week for everyone involved.”

The competition seeks to find the ultimate rural bachelor by selecting seven finalists from the applications and sending them to the NZ National Agricultural Fieldays in June. There they compete for the prestigious ‘Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year®’ title through a series of heats.

Heats are designed to test the skills of a ‘good all round Kiwi rural bloke’. They will cover all aspects of the typical rural Kiwi bloke’s lifestyle including fencing, cooking, farm fashion, digger driving, chainsawing, dog trialing, gumboot building and classic Kiwi sport.

2004 winner Justin Nelson of Te Aroha will return as a judge and handing over the Golden Gumboot trophy on the final day.

Eligible contestants will be over 18, work in the rural industry, ooze Kiwi bloke charm and most importantly, be single.

The competition is proudly sponsored by ZM along with supporting sponsors Swanndri, Waikato Draught, Stihl, Moanui, BBQ Factory, Freedom Air, Accom Gold Coast, Ford, Skellerup and Telecom.

Entries close 27 May. Entry forms available on www.fieldays.co.nz
ENDS

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