Canterbury's premier field days event has a new site.
The South Island Agricultural Field Days committee has bought
a 40ha site near Kirwee, just a 20min drive from
Christchurch, in Courtenay Rd (between West Coast Rd and
Miles Rd) as it gears up for the next field days in March
Chairman Alastair Robinson said it was ''a giant leap
forward'' for the biennial event, with the 40ha of bare land
providing new opportunities.
South Island field days have been held since 1951 and were
hosted by Lincoln University for 32 years until last year.
While the Lincoln site served the committee well, it had
Mr Robinson said next year's event would continue to feature
new machinery demonstrations and to support relationships
between farmers, service providers, scientists and technical
The new site, a large rectangle shape, would allow for a
large demonstration area next to exhibitor sites, with
multiple access gates, while still being handy to
Christchurch, he said.
''With the new site we hope we can make the field days even
better and more user-friendly for everyone involved.
''We look forward to continuing our great relationships with
exhibitors, local contractors, press and all of our attendees
and with under a year until show time, the committee has
kicked into full gear.
''The committee are dedicated to making the 2015 South Island
field days event one that goes down in history.''
For more information go to: www.siafd.co.nz.
The next South Island Agricultural Field Days will be held at
Kirwee from March 25 to 27, 2015.