It's great to be back
Last week the 53rd Fieldays, the Southern hemisphere’s largest agricultural event took place at Mystery Creek. Fieldays was on-line last year due to Covid so there was no chance, as we are in Level 1, I was missing this year’s event. There was a sense of excitement and anticipation amongst the crowd as we hustled and bustled towards the entry gates.
The event caters for both the country and town folk, show casing New Zealand to the world. Fieldays really is the ultimate launch platform for cutting edge technology and innovation, an opportunity to bring suppliers and consumers together to celebrate all New Zealand has to offer in Agriculture. There was something for everyone and lots of shopping bargains to suit young and old.
International audiences, although unable to physically cross our borders where able to view a range of engaging content which included guest speakers, primary sector insights and cooking demonstrations online via Fieldays TV, all of which are still available to view now at Homepage | Fieldays Online.
Listen here to Mike Chapman’s, outgoing Chief Executive of Horticulture New Zealand, fantastic interview with James Shaw following the release of the climate commission’s carbon reducing roadmap- Video on demand | Fieldays Online
I can’t speak highly enough of the event and positive impact this even has on the NZ economy – thank you to those in the agriculture and horticulture industry for bringing this event together.
Fantastic weather welcomed us on Wednesday
There was the usual focus on Dairy, it did not disappoint with some amazing exhibitors.
The GoHort stand was in the main building. It was great to see the stand in such a prominent position show casing the horticulture industry.
The showers did come and go but did not dampen the enthusiasm. There was plenty of areas to keep dry and warm in between – especially in ‘The Pantry’ where delicious NZ food and drink was showcased.
Marie couldn’t help getting a photo with our very own famous chef Michael Van de Elzen.
Marie (left) and I caught up with Jacky van der Poel from Flexi Tanks NZ. We were very happy to hear that Flexi Tanks NZ won the ‘Best Outdoor Site- under 200m2’- as they had an awesome set up show casing how their domestic tank can discretely be positioned underneath decking.
Not sure who this guy is but I took pity and picked up this hitchhiker on the way to the Fieldays. He looks a lot like Steve Gellert owner of Gellert Nurseries Ltd.
Article written and compiled by Stefan Vogrincic
All Article’s checked and edited by Marie Vogrincic
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