Fieldays

PM concedes agri sector uncertainty

[18 June/Rural News] Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern acknowledges uncertainty about climate change is making life difficult for farmers. Prime Minister Ardern told agribusiness leaders at National Fieldays last week that the message is coming through to her. “I absolutely hear that, how difficult uncertainty is for the industry,” she told about 200 people at the...

Fieldays grows international reputation, shrinks carbon footprint

[16 June/Stuff NZ] A big success of Fieldays 2019 has been the number of visitors using public transport, which reduced carbon emissions by 20 tonnes in 2019. Another major focus this year was to recycle 50 per cent of waste produced on site. Fieldays chief executive Peter Nation expects the event to come close to...

Fieldays book final chapter of 50th anniversary celebration

[23 November/The Country] The last act of NZ National Agricultural Fieldays’ celebration of 50 years took place on 17 November with a dinner and the launch of a book celebrating 50 years. Hundreds of guests were handed a copy of Mystery Creek Magic, a book by journalists Geoff Taylor and Richard Walker which chronicles the...

Rural bachelor contest revamped to become battle of sexes

[15 February/NZ Farmer] The Rural Bachelor contest has undergone some changes, and will now be open to both male and female contestants. The contest has been renamed as the Fieldays Rural Catch of the Year. The Fieldays theme this year is the future of farming, so they felt that since females are doing the same...

Fieldays achieves a 25 percent reduction of its global footprint

[2 November/Stuff] A new report has found that Fieldays has reduced its global footprint by 25 percent over the last 12 months, as the event pushes towards becoming a world leader in environmental sustainability. The reduction was mostly achieved through increased energy efficiency by visitors, exhibitors and staff. It also showed that Fieldays had made...

Fieldays cracks $0.5 billion mark, not just big for farmers

[6 October/ Stuff] Fieldays in June generated $538 million in sales from New Zealand firms, including $191m in revenue from Waikato. $450m came from sales in farm equipment, including $113m from Waikato-based firms and $336m from the rest of New Zealand. The event contributed $238m to the New Zealand’s gross domestic product, including $79m for...

Fieldays 2017 a great success

[25 August/The Country] The National Fieldays Association has released the results of its visitor and exhibitor survey for the record attended 2017 Fieldays. The survey saw 96% of visitors rate their experience as good to excellent, while 92% of exhibitors indicated that they would be back. Fieldays CEO, Peter Nation, said he was very proud...