Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Wrap up for Fieldays 2014

Wrap up for Fieldays 2014

The 46th NZ National Agricultural Fieldays has welcomed thousands through its gates, the poor weather from earlier in the week doing nothing to deter the crowds. Numbers from the four days came in at nearly 120,000 visitors through the gates, with today seeing a total of 32,181 for the event’s final day. The beaming sun proved to be a beautiful backdrop for the 900 exhibitors showcasing their products to eager visitors.

Overall event staff, volunteers and exhibitors have been pleased with the organisational factors of Fieldays 2014 and say feedback has been largely positive.

CEO Jon Calder said, “Today’s been a fitting end for Fieldays 2014 with a final day finish on a high.

“I particularly wish to commend the stand out effort from all our staff and volunteers, their positive attitude right through from the early hours of Wednesday morning when fierce winds and rain could have threatened our event, and their constant ability and readiness to roll up their sleeves and just make things happen.

“Despite two rough days we have seen just short of 120,000 visitors to this year’s event. I’d like to thank our exhibitors, particularly those who stepped up and made amazing award-winning sites, for helping us put on another great event for 2014. The relevance of this year’s Premier Feature theme has been very evident throughout the event and appears to have fit really well with the sector and our international visitors; indicating Fieldays plays an integral part in New Zealand’s agribusiness. Many congratulations once again to our Innovation Award winners. The growing number of innovation entries was well up on last year, signifying Fieldays core purpose; the purpose of advancing primary industry.”

Todays affairs spread closure on a number of important events, including fencing championships, the excavator competition, the Rural Bachelor of the Year and tractor pull competitions.

The Fieldays mobile app was another success this year with having over 31,000 page views.

“Thanks for the app with map, schedule, etc. No excuse to miss anything this year!” said one happy app user.

Geoff Peek won the title of Fieldays 2014 Bachelor of the Year and was ecstatic to take away the title and the Golden Gumboot Trophy.

The Tractor Pull Fieldays Weight Adjusted Competition, Weight Transfer Competition, Modified Tractors, Tractors of Interest and Exhibitor Challenge also had their final runs today.

Big Brand Leisure Ltd drew the winner of their $10,000 Luxury Spa Package today. Andy Carruthers Director of Big Brand Leisure drew the lucky winner out, Eileen Cole from Drury.

Tractor Pull winners
Weight Adjusted Category winners:

0-6 Tonne - Kalbir Singh
6-8 Tonne - Darrell Atkins
8-10 Tonne - Clinton Bell
10-12 Tonne - Zach Walling
12-15 Tonne - Barry Rhodes

The overall Weight Transfer winner was Zach Walling
Weight Adjusted Competition winners:

1st - Paul Mellow
2nd - Iain Lillington
3rd - Darrell Atkins

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Architecture:
Ian Athfield Dies In Wellington

New Zealand Institute of Architects: It is with great sadness that we inform Members that Sir Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's finest architects, has passed away in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Production: New-Look Tracy Brothers Are F.A.B.

ITV and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures today released an exclusive preview of the new-look Tracy brothers from this year’s hotly anticipated new series, Thunderbirds Are Go. More>>

ALSO:

Cardinal Numbers:
Pope Francis Names Archbishop From NZ Among New Cardinals

Announcing a list of bishops to be made Cardinals in February Pope Francis named Archbishop John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, overnight from Rome. On hearing the news of the announcement, Archbishop John Dew said "This news is recognition of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the contribution it makes to the global Catholic family." More>>

ALSO:

Nomenclature: Charlotte And Oliver Top Baby Names For 2014

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014... The top 100 girls’ and boys’ names make up a small proportion of the more than 12,000 unique first names registered for children born this year, says Jeff Montgomery, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriage. More>>

Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news