Information for South Island Agricultural Field Days Exhibitors

March 24-26 2021, Kirwee


The main aim of the South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) is to give farmers and others in the rural sector the opportunity to see the latest in agricultural machinery and services that are available on the market, particularly home grown products. The Field Days is the only agricultural show in New Zealand to feature side-by-side demonstrations, with 80 - 100 tractors, headers, mowers, seed drills and other machines being put through their paces each day.

SEE ALSO: SIAFD 2021 Exhibitor Updates

Keep checking this page as information will be added to this page in the run-up to South Island Agricultural Field Days 2021
Useful information for Exhibitors:

Advertising for SIAFD 2021

SIAFD is changing the way we promote you and the event via our official programme. 
2021 will see a larger newspaper style programme delivered to nearly 30,000 rural mailboxes focused at least three hours drive of the Field Days. This will be mailed out two weeks prior to the Field Days, giving prospective visitors the opportunity to plan their days. 
This is your opportunity to promote yourself, your site and the Field Days.
We encourage you all to feature in the programme and showcase your site and activities.
There will still be a handout at the gate with a map and directory, but with no ads. 
Ad prices as follows, (these are cheaper than 2019 relative to the size of the ad as 2019's programme was A5 size):
(GST Exclusive)
Full Page 263mm W x 370mm H $2,000 + GST
Half Page - Vertical 130mm W x 370mm H $1,200 + GST
Half Page - Horizontal 263mm W x 180mm H $1,200 + GST
Quarter Page - Vertical 130mm W x 180mm H $650 + GST
Quarter Page - Horizontal 263mm W x 90mm H $650 + GST
One Eighth Page - Vertical 64mm W x 180mm H $400 + GST
One Eighth Page - Horizontal 130mm W x 90mm H $400 +GST
Advertorial - full page 260mm W x 370mm H $2,600 + GST
Back Cover 263mm W x 370mm H For tender
Inside Front and Back cover 263mm W x 370mm H For tender

Please click here to book your ad (spaces limited):  2021 SIAFD Programme Advertising Booking Form

Book your ad now - 31 January 2021 (or until spaces are booked up)

Please note Agricultural Exhibitors will have priority over Lifestyle Exhibitors due to it being an Agricultural Field Days

7 February 2021: Adverts must be emailed to

If you'd like to investigate the opportunity to promote your business by way of advertorial please contact SIAFD Media and Content Manager George Berry by 31 January 2021 

Health & Safety Documents

An improvement we have made to our event for 2021, is engaging the services of OHS Consultants who specialise in Event Health & Safety.

This means we have streamlined our processes and documents. Please return the following documents by 28th February 2021.

Failure to do so will prohibit you from setting up your site.
  • Site Induction Register signed by your workers
  • SIAFD Health & Safety Agreement, along with any required documentation stated on the agreement.
Can you please read this documentation and pass it onto all of your staff and any outside contractors attending the SIAFD.

Contractors only have to fill the form out once, even if they have several sites they areservicing. However, your contractor's Hazard and risk documentation for each individual site is required as part of your documentation per the SIAFD health and safety agreement.
If you are low risk, you still need to return the form, but some sections won't be applicable. We will be in contact it if we require further information.
When you or your contractors first arrive on site, please get them to report to the site office or loading bank office for your site location and H&S induction.
Please ensure you, your staff and your contractors scan the Covid QR code,(or sign in manually) at each gate during set-up, pack-up and during the event.

If you require a health and safety plan or need help please contact Amanda at OHS on 0800 582 535 or

They will also be on site from 23rd March to 26th March to help with any queries.

Local Accommodation


There is no camping at the SIAFD site, however less than 5 minutes down the road the Courtenay A&P Showgrounds in Kirwee are offering camping.

Charges: $10 per night for power, or $5 per night non-power sites.

If you would like to book please contact

Offer of Homestay Accommodation

Would you like to stay with a local Malvern family during your visit to the March 2021 South Island Agricultural Field days?

Malvern Anglican Parish is organising bed and breakfast homestays for exhibitors and visitors to the field days. While this project is a fundraising activity for the parish, it is also an opportunity for visitors to meet local people in their homes. In past Field Days events, the exhibitors who stayed in homestays found they avoided the traffic between Christchurch and the Field Days site at Kirwee.

For details, costs and an application form you can: You can look forward to a warm welcome.


Marquee & Building Consent Information

Marquee Exemption Application

There are two ways to submit your marquee exemption application for marquees over 100m²:
  1. Download the Marquee Exemption Application form (PDF), fill it in and send it to SIAFD (preferably by e-mail to before 1st February 2021, or
  2. Fill in the online version of the form here, which is also required to be completed before 1st February 2021.

Structure Exemption Application

There are two ways to submit your structure exemption application:
  1. Download the Structure Exemption Application form (PDF), fill it in and send it to SIAFD (preferably by e-mail to before 1st February 2021, or
  2. Fill in the online version of the form here, which is also required to be completed before 1st February 2021.

Important notes:

SIAFD will invoice you $300+GST for the marquee consent under our blanket exemption which must be paid before 1 February 2021 (please do not pay this consent fee directly to the Selwyn District Council or the marquee hire company).

For marquees or structures with large occupant numbers of 100+ pax, an evacuation procedure with designated Fire Warden, needs to be emailed to by the 1st February 2021, for approval by Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

If you have any questions about the form applications, or have any issues, contact us.

All applications must be submitted BEFORE 1st February 2021.

SIAFD Preferred Suppliers

SIAFD Volunteers for 2021

If you or your organisation is interested in volunteering your services for SIAFD 2021 then please use our Volunteer Contact Form.

Best Site Award

A prize valued at $500 for the best large site and small site will be awarded by the SIAFD committee.

These awards are made to encourage exhibitors to erect stands that achieve the aims of the Field Days, i.e. the effective promotion and sale of machinery, services and/or other products.

The winning sites will be those that attract a large number of genuine enquiries, are active stands with demonstrations likely to attract attention, and are tidy and staffed efficiently.

SIAFD 2021 Exhibitor List

SIAFD 2021 Exhibitors' Handbook

SIAFD 2021 Maps

Full Site Map for 2021 SIAFD:
Full site map as at 17 Feb

Covered marquee site map for SIAFD 2021:
Covered Marquee maps as at 4 Mar

East site map for SIAFD 2021:
East site map as at 5 Mar

Middle site map for SIAFD 2021:
Middle Site Map as at 5 Mar

Western site map for SIAFD 2021:
West site map as at 5 Mar

Lifestyle site map for SIAFD 2021:
Lifestyle Site Map as at 5 Mar

Note about the SIAFD event

The South Island Agricultural Field Days has been gazetted as an industrial exhibition under section 9 (2) of the Patents Act 2013 and section 10(2) of the Designs Act 1953.
Exhibitors may display their new inventions or designs for the first time at Field days without invalidating a future New Zealand patent or registered design application, provided that the application is filed within 6 months of the opening day of the show.  This is also provided the invention or design has not been publicised or marketed in any other way, and no commercial sale or use is made of the invention before the filing of the patent or registered design application.
Some overseas jurisdictions do not recognise the gazetting of industrial exhibitions, and if overseas protection is of interest to an exhibitor, we suggest filing a patent or registered design application before displaying their invention at Field Days.

View the SIAFD Gazette Notice

Friends of SIAFD

The following companies and organisations are proud to be associated with the South Island Agricultural Field Days

Coming soon!

The SIAFD is a story of success. It has been the result of hard work by young farmers since 1951. About 175 members have served on the organising committee and several hundred others have worked during the field days providing the hands on approach needed to prepare for and run successful events.
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