Category: News

July 31, 2018

The 50th anniversary of the New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays saw 130,866 people come through the gates, well exceeding the average across the last five years of 125,000 people. New Zealand National Fieldays Society CEO Peter Nation spoke at the opening ceremony of Fieldays success in advancing New Zealand’s agricultural and primary sector while honouring it’s three…

June 13, 2018

Gates opened this morning on the 50th New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays, a day that has been fifty years in the making. Golden anniversary celebrations started earlier in the year with an event at the Te Rapa racecourse paying homage to where Fieldays began as the Town and Country fair fifty years ago. Over the last…

June 12, 2018

On the eve of the 50th New Zealand Agricultural Fieldays, we celebrate and reflect on how the last 49 years of the largest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere have contributed to the New Zealand economy. An Economic Impact report, prepared by Dr Warren Hughes and Prof Frank Scrimgeour of the University of Waikato Management…

May 11, 2018

Two of Hamilton’s cultural institutions became an homage to all things agricultural tonight with two exhibition openings celebrating New Zealand’s rural spirit. At ArtsPost Galleries & Shop, the winners of the Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award were announced, with Canterbury’s Akky van der Velde taking out the top prize for her work Outside the…