Tamahere plans for Fieldays

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The National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek are on Wednesday, June 16 to Saturday, June 19 – dates worth noting for Tamahere residents who may need to plan commuting around traffic congestion.

Tamahere School is playing its part to ease traffic snarl ups by closing on Friday, June 18 following a request from Fieldays organisers. It also enables students to attend and not miss out on any schooling.

Last year 120 students were absent on the Friday of Fieldays so the school has decided that closing that day and opening school another “will also be more beneficial to learning and teaching.”

The Fieldays – on Tamahere’s doorstep – is the largest agribusiness exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. In its 42nd year, there will be more than a thousand exhibitors and around a hundred thousand visitors to the event touted as essential for keeping up with the latest trends and developments in the agriculture and farming industries.

It is held annually over four days each June attracting routinely more than 130,000 visitors from around New Zealand and 38 different countries. The current exhibition and demonstration space is over 39ha (98 acres) and the thousand exhibitors are spread over 1400 sites.

Held at Mystery Creek Events Centre, the Fieldays is located in the heart of the Waikato, adjacent to Hamilton International Airport, close to State Highways 1 and 3; and just ten minutes from Hamilton, Te Awamutu and Cambridge.

The NZ National Fieldays Society is a not-for-profit charitable organisation run by a committee of volunteers and a team of over 30 staff members with additional manpower during the event.

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2 thoughts on “Tamahere plans for Fieldays

  • June 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm
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    Don’t forget to bring your visitors to Tamahere Country Market on Saturday morning of Fieldays, or call in before 1pm to pick up lunch and impress with good Waikato produce!

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    • June 9, 2010 at 6:55 pm
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      Great idea, Jane. And I hadn’t forgotten the Tamahere Country Market is on that weekend. This post was just an early wake-up call so forum readers can plan ahead. More to come on what’s on at the June 19 market later.

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