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

 

Life-Style Farmers Field Day on Again

NEWS RELEASE 17 February 08

Life-Style Farmers Field Day on Again

Plans are already underway for the premier event for lifestyle farmers in the lower half of the north island.

The Lifestyle Farmers Field Day at Otaki will be held at the Otaki racecourse on Saturday 24 May between 9am and 4pm. This is the 17h year that the event has been staged and organizer Peter Burke says already he’s had applications for sites for the event.

The field day attracts about 100 exhibitors and about 5000 people from the north island and Peter Burke says each year the event continues to grow.” Last year it was our best year for exhibitors and the indications are for a similar response in 2008. More lifestyle blocks are being opened up in the region with people seeking a lifestyle in the country. An event such as this enables them to look at, and compare new and competing products”.

“We get a whole range of products and services on show. For example there will be many cattle and sheep breeds, including miniature cattle. There will be tractors and ride-on mowers of all shapes and sizes, nurseries turn out in force, as do those who construct farm buildings. There will also be information available in the form of technical farm books and farm supply companies that provide goods and services to lifestyle farmers”, says Peter Burke.

One of the features of the day is the display by Greater Wellington regional Council on how to control noxious plants and pests such as the possum.

Site prices for the Field Day start at $65 for a small half site and go up to $230 for a very large double site. Bookings can be made by contacting Peter Burke on 021 224 2184 or peterb@levin.pl.net. There is also information on the web site www.lifestylefarmers.co.nz
Admission to the field day is $5 for adults with children free.

The Field Day is supported by the Greater Wellington Regional Council

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Crown Accounts: Slightly Softer Growth Expected In PREFU

A slightly softer growth forecast is the main feature of largely unchanged Pre-election Fiscal Update compared to the Budget forecasts three months ago, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Water: Farming Leaders Pledge To Help Make Rivers Swimmable

In a first for the country, farming leaders have pledged to work together to help make New Zealand’s rivers swimmable for future generations. More>>

ALSO:

Unintended Consequences: Liquor Change For Grocery Stores On Tobacco Tax

Changes in the law made to enable grocery stores to continue holding liquor licences to sell alcohol despite increases in tobacco taxes will take effect on 15 September 2017. More>>

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

By May 2018: Wider, Earlier Microbead Ban

The sale and manufacture of wash-off products containing plastic microbeads will be banned in New Zealand earlier than previously expected, Associate Environment Minister Scott Simpson announced today. More>>

ALSO: