The results of events and competitions held during Fieldays can be viewed below.
Fieldays Rural Catch
Rural Catch Golden Gumboot goes to Gumboot town local
Taihape, known as the Gumboot capital of the world, has become home to another gumboot, the Golden Gumboot, after local Mairi Whittle takes out Fieldays Rural Catch competition.
Mairi came out with top honours after a gruelling week of competitions for the eight Fieldays Rural Catch finalists who were tested on their knowledge and skills on quad bikes, chainsaws, health and wellbeing, fencing, artificial insemination, dog-handling, financials, cooking, tractors and fitness. The former rural bank manager is currently working as a shepherd on a 1,100ha beef and sheep farm east of Taipahe and will be heading back to celebrate and the make the most of the fantastic prize pool.
“Its been an amazing week! We had an awesome bunch of people involved and we did some great challenges. It’s been a busy week, but I’ve really enjoyed it.”
After conquering the dirt, UBCO are now taking on the road with the dual use 2×2. On road capability, meets off-road adventure – commute, work, and explore with no limitations.
Fieldays Launch NZ Award
Fieldays Launch NZ Award – Agricom / Ecotain environmental plantain
Ecotain is an environmentally functional plantain that uses four independent mechanisms to reduce nitrogen leaching from the urine patch, as well as being a high quality, winter active forage.
Fieldays Prototype Grassroots Award
Fieldays Prototype Grassroots Award – Acuris Systems
This prototype robot, autonomously navigates kiwifruit orchards while capturing highly accurate fruit data. This data is then analysed to provide growers with quality information and insights to their orchards performance.
Fieldays Prototype Established Award
Fieldays Prototype Established Award – Pamu Farming New Zealand
Landcorp has just completed its second season of deer milking in partnership with the Peter and Sharon McIntyre. Significant, world first research and intellectual property has been developed from behind the farm gate through to a finished RMP approved product which Pāmu Foods can now use to assess market demand and price tolerance.
Fieldays Prototype Highly Commended
Fieldays Prototype Highly Commended – Maraeroa C Incorporation.
Ginseng Berry Gin is a New Zealand first made from ginseng berries grown in wild natural conditions at Pureora. The gineng berry gin has subtle flavours and textures whilst also having some health benefits.
Fieldays Launch NZ Highly Commended
Fieldays Launch NZ Highly Commended – Paysauce / Season app
Growers, managers, and contract pickers can ditch paperwork with the Season app – orchard supervisors collect timesheet and contract rate info and push it straight to payroll in seconds.
Sponsored award winners:
Sponsored award winners:
Young Innovator of the Year Award goes to: St Paul’s Gudgeon Guard
Vodafone Innovation Technology Award goes to: Halter
Locus Research Innovation Award goes to: T C Fence Systems
Sprout Global Growth Award goes to: Equilme
Origin Innovation IP goes to: Micropod
Crowe Horwath Agri Innovation Award goes to: Kelvin Thermo Dog
Tompkins Wake IP and Commercialisation Award goes to: Halter
Callaghan Innovation Partnership & Collaboration Award goes to: Holsim
No.8 Wire National Art Award Results
Canterbury’s Akky van der Velde took out the top prize for her work Outside the Square (pictured left). Outside the Square was one of 23 finalists in the running for the major prize of $7,000, with the judge, Andrew Clifford, praising van der Velde for “creating something magical with an economy of materials”.
Fiona Clark from Taranaki was the runner-up for her sculpture Bushtail Mammal 1837, while Auckland’s Bev Goodwin placed third for her workPlay Time. Each received $1,000 and $500 respectively.
This year’s President’s Choice Award, selected by Peter Carr, went to Sophie Prendergast of Auckland for Life Tree.
Golden Pliers singles Championship by Wiremark
1st Tony Bouskill
2nd Jeff Joines
3rd Tim Stafford
4th Shane Bouskill
5th Matt Jones
6th Haydon Walton
7th Tony White
8th Cameron Beaven
WIREMARK Best Quality – Jeff Joines
First off the Line – The Nick Liefting Trophy – Tony Bouskill
Fieldays Silver Spades Doubles Champions
1st Shane Bouskill & Tony Bouskill
2nd Tim Stafford & Jeff Joines
3rd Dan Hunt & Daniel Kirk
4th Nigel Higgins & Craig Shortall
5th Jared Nicolson & Bernard Condon-Orr
6th Matt Jones & John Graham
Bill Schuler Final
1. Jared Nicholson
2. Martin Leveridge
3. Dan Kirk
4. Sam Burton
5. Troy Brooky
6. Nick Stanger
Best first year – Martin Leveridge
Best second year – Cameron Beaven
Fieldays Silver Staples
1st Fergus Smith & Angus Bennett – Smedley Station
2nd Jamie Arnold & Louis Twigg – Smedley Station
3rd Jordon Williams & Zac Reid – Otiwhiti Station
4th Proude & Jack Ellington – Waipaoa Station
5th Bradley Clement & Rhys Fyers – Otiwhiti Station
6th Pengelley & Du-toit – Waipaoa Station
Fieldays Schools Tractor Pull Results
The Fieldays Schools Tractor Pull encourages students to support each other to achieve something spectacular – how cool is it for the kids to be able to say they could pull a full-size tractor!
The three schools who will go through to the finals to compete against reigning champions Te Awamutu Primary School are Tauwhare, Te Kuiti and Gordonton primary schools.