Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Handmade in New Zealand

A stall at Fieldays is demonstrating the painstaking craft of boot and shoe making.

HANDMADE: Neville Brunker works on a boot. Photo: Nicola Kosovich
REAL FARMER: Mark McCarrick wears his farming attire to Fieldays. Photo: Lauren Bovair.d

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The stereotypes of a farmer

Gumboots, Swanndris, and stubbies are commonly associated as farming attire. Ali Brady talks to a farmer to see if the strerotypes add up.

FIELDAYS FASHION: Graham Bastow parades around Fieldays in his Swanndri. Photo: Gabrielle Oliver

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Swanndri celebrates one hundred years

Swanndri is celebrating its success after 100 years in New Zealand. Isabella Stern finds out how the bush shirt has transformed into a fashion icon.

LATEST COLUMNS

Great Indoors 4

Kingsley Field recalls the interesting people he met at Fieldays.

The Great Indoors 3

Kingsley Field describes his favourite inventions at this year’s Fieldays.

Lunch with the Lions

Fundraising for community causes is fuelled by hot chips and hot dogs at the Te Awamutu Lions Club stand

Couriers running on auto

The smooth-running revamped Fieldays courier vehicle fleet comes with an unexpected problem.

What’s sauce for the bull…

A Fieldays stand scores a bullseye with its cheekily named range of products.

Invisible pipe steals the show

The magic invisible pipe gets tongues wagging and minds wondering at Fieldays.

Surprise win for Jobe Valves

Jobe Valves didn’t know about their victory with Best Mystery Creek Pavilion Site and it came as a happy surprise.

Labrador puppy trains to become detector dog

Flash, a six months old Labrador puppy, is about to learn how to detect plants and other plant products at the International Mail Centre.

Fieldays publication may attract international exhibitors

Copies of the Fieldays Exhibitor magazine will head back to Idaho and be used to attract future exhibitors for the show.

Fieldmaster left shocked by win

Fieldmaster wins Jubilee Award for capturing the Fieldays spirit.

Alliance Agricultural Tyres win best Indoor Agribusiness site

Alliance Agricultural Tyres take out the prize for the best Indoor Agribusiness site.

Generations of comfort and style win outdoors living

A family business from Whanganui has taken out the Best Rural Living site – after providing visitors with a dream backyard on their site.

Vegetarian stand wins Best Food Site award

One Love, a Vegetarian food stall at Fieldays has come out on top over the hot-dogs and chips, and has won the Best Food Vendor Site award.


PAST FIELDAYS EXHIBITORS

Print Editions of previous years Fieldays Exhibitors

You can check out the last year Fieldays Exhibitor from Issuu.com

PHOTO ESSAY

Fieldays Food Pavilion

Take a peek at some of the tasty bites on offer at the Fieldays food pavilion.

  • Ag Art action at rehearsals

    The popular Ag Art Wear competition is a show at Fieldays of catwalk entertainment featuring a collection of garments from farming to fashion. It showcases a collection of creative and innovative garments that are inspired by everything rural.

  • National art competition comes down to the wire

    A design student who put his entry together at the last minute has beaten more seasoned artists to take out the top prize at the Number 8 Wire Awards.

“If you can't get up in the mornings, don't work here. If you aren't a morning person don't apply”

Dushyant Parmar | LIC site

REAL FARMER: Mark McCarrick wears his farming attire to Fieldays. Photo: Lauren Bovair.d

feature | interview

The stereotypes of a farmer

Gumboots, Swanndris, and stubbies are commonly associated as farming attire. Ali Brady talks to a farmer to see if the strerotypes add up.

“If you can't get up in the mornings, don't work here. If you aren't a morning person don't apply”

Dushyant Parmar | LIC site