[21 February/NZ Farmer]

Southern Field Days was the biggest to date, with over 41,000 people in attendance breaking previous records. Southern Field Days Publicity Officer, Justine Williams, said the organisers were happy with the attendance at the event. The 41,000 people exclude children under the age of 16 as they get in free, so it was substantially higher than this according to Ms Williams. She believes that the event will continue to grow. Macaulay Motors Marketing Manager, Suzanne van Pels, noted that the company had its best Field Days ever. There was strong interest in their utes and SUVs, and they made sales that exceeded their expectations.