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The organising committee met today to discuss the latest Covid alert levels imposed this morning by the Government.
In a statement Northland Field Days says the committee members met and after taking into consideration a number of options as well as the potential cost to everyone involved, the decision was made to cancel the three-day event due to start on March 4.
“This decision was certainly not made lightly and the option of postponing the event was discussed rigorously but we simply can’t have exhibitors, suppliers and all the volunteers involved in bringing this event to Northland waiting around to see what happens.”
Many exhibitors had already set up their sites or were planning to be heading to Dargaville from Monday.
The site remains open for everyone to come and pack down their sites.
“We will be here on site from 7.30am to 5pm each day to give assistance wherever we can to those coming in to pack down their sites,” the statement says.
All exhibitors will be fully refunded.
The statement says many exhibitors who have had to cancel in the last month or so due to not being able to get stock in for the event, have chosen to leave their site fees with them as a credit towards the 2022 event to retain their site.
“This will also be an option offered to our exhibitors and food vendors over the next few days.
“It is not only the exhibitors and food vendors who are affected by this decision, we have a number of community groups who were enlisted to help out at this years’ event for their fundraising purposes, the Northland business community will also suffer losses of income in hospitality especially and of course the Northland Field Days Committee who are all volunteers that have put in many hours of unpaid work to get us to this point of being just three days away from our planned opening day.”