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Traffic plan provides easy access to South Island Field Days

22/03/2017

Getting in and out of the 2017 South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) will be quick and easy for drivers arriving in Kirwee from any direction.

The Field Days take place from March 29th to 31st. They will be held for the second time at the large new site in Courtenay Road, Kirwee after 32 years at its previous location near Lincoln University.

The Field Days will open at 8.00 a.m. each day and will close at 5:00 p.m., and all routes into the event will be sign posted for easy traffic flow.

Tickets are $15 per person per day with children younger than 15 admitted free. Dogs are not permitted, with the exception of guide dogs.

Traffic coming from the south will turn into Telegraph Road before Burnham and then into Courtenay Road. Traffic coming from Christchurch and Darfield will head towards Kirwee and follow the signs to the site on Courtenay Road.

There are two vehicle entry-exit points into the event site. The site has been designed to minimise walking from the carpark to each of the four entrance gates. There is no separate exhibitors’ carpark, and no vehicles will be allowed on site during the event.

SIAFD offers the farming public an opportunity to view the latest in agricultural technology in practical working conditions and at static displays.

Organisers expect more than 30,000 visitors over the three days.

The new rectangle block at Kirwee provides easy access for exhibitors and visitors. Entry into the event is easy and logical.

The main attraction of the field days is the machinery demonstrations. The demonstrations will include grass, maize and fodder beet harvesting as well as cultivation and drilling.

SIAFD 2017 also features a new lifestyle section. Fifty exhibitors will be on hand displaying products of interest to the whole family.

Other special events at SIAFD include Farm Trader magazine’s Top Tractor Shootout 2017. The Shootout will compare variable transmission tractors made by the world’s leading brands. Judges will test the tractors on a range of criteria including performance and affordability.

Two fencing competitions will also be held during the Field Days, and another popular event is the Agri-Innovation awards.

Rural News Group will sponsor a $250 prize for the best large site, while the SIAFD committee will provide another $250 prize for the best small site.

A $1000 prize will be awarded for the best-run demonstration and commentary, while the Agri-Innovation awards have attracted high calibre entries.

Selwyn MP Amy Adams will attend.

For further information contact us on 03 318 1845 or info [at] siafd.co.nz.

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