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Rural Bachelor of the Year - Got what it takes?

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year - Got what it takes?

The search is on for the 2009 Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the year. Entries are now open to single men from all over the countryside. Eligible bachelors who think they’ve got what it takes, should be aged over 18, work in the rural sector and exude understated kiwi charm.

Entries close 18 May, 2009. Following preliminary judging, just eight finalists will go on to compete for a incredible suite of prizes valued at over $15,000, the coveted Golden Gumboot trophy, and the title of Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year takes place at NZ National Agricultural Fieldays, held 10-13 June 2009, at Mystery Creek. During the events four days; eight bachelor finalists will test both their rurally derived skills and country charisma in a number of competitive heats.

This year’s heats mark the exciting introduction of female bachelor challengers. For the first time ever, eight single women from the rural sector will be invited to challenge the blokes; in a duel of gender wit and farming skill during the Friday bachelor heats on 12 June. Following Friday’s battle of the sexes, all 16 contestants will be treated to dinner at Ohaupo’s Windy Ridge Café and Bar.

This year’s judging panel will consist of 2008 Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the year, Mark Woodcock, a Fieldays Society member and key representatives from NZ National Agricultural Fieldays strategic partners; The National Bank and The University of Waikato.

This years generous competition sponsors include; Classic Hits, Swanndri, Skellerup, Stihl, Cook Island Tourism, Leisurerite Spas, Cycle Time, Hyundai and Waikato Draught.

For entry details or supporting information please contact Fieldays Event Coordinator, Lianne Dunbar phone 07 843 4499 or visit


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