Thursday, 11 June 2015 14:44

National Fieldays 2015

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The New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays is now into its second day and the Rural News Group team are there checking out the action.

Fieldays runs from 10 – 13 June, 2015 at Mystery Creek Events Centre, in Hamilton. This year the event hosts a record 1000 exhibitors and is expected to attract over 100,000 people over the the four days.


A general view of the Fieldays site at Mystery Creek in Hamilton.



Inside the main pavillion.



Sampling sheep milk yoghurt at the Massey University stand.



DairyNZ's Rosie the Cow interacts with the visitors.



Hannah Wallace, the 2015 Ahuwhenua Maori Young Farmer of the Year with Traci Houpapa, chair of the Federation of Maori Authorities. Seen here at the AgResearch dinner at which Hannah was one of the guest speakers.


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