News & Press Releases from South Island Agricultural Field Days

Information about the Field Days can be found below.

If you require a media pass for SIAFD 2021, please contact Tineka Johnstone at info [at] siafd.co.nz.

Big crowds flock to South Island Agricultural Field Days

26/03/2021

Big crowds and sunny conditions has the South Island Agricultural Field Days heading for a record attendance as it inches towards the final day of the three day event.

Sam Whitelock heads to South Island Agricultural Field Days

24/03/2021

A bye week for the champion Crusaders is the perfect opportunity for senior lock and two-time World Cup-winning All Black Sam Whitelock to share the importance of rest, relaxation and dealing with pressure.

Smart Paddock Weigher wins Innovation award at the South Island Agricultural Field Days

24/03/2021

Judges were unanimous in their decision to award Frizzell’s Smart Paddock Weigher the 2021 Agri-Innovation award at the South Island Agricultural Field Days in Kirwee.

Halter wins Agri Magic Smart Farming award at the South Island Agricultural Field Days

23/03/2021

The potential for positive environmental impacts, improved animal health awareness, and on farm financial gains was what drew the judges of the South Island Agricultural Field Days Agri Magic Smart Farming Award to Halter Cow Collars.

Ready to go for SIAFD 2021!

18/03/2021

The sheds have been built, the marquees are up and now the six hundred plus exhibitors are busily dressing their sites as New Zealand oldest and largest regional Agricultural Field Days transforms an 80ha site in the outskirts of Christchurch into a satellite village for next week's South Island Agricultural Field Days.

Online tickets with 100% money back

15/03/2021

New Zealand’s best demonstration and largest regional field days, the South Island Agricultural Field Days, which take place on March the 24-26th in Kirwee are moving with the times and taking their ticketing system online for the first time.

Country Women to be tested with farm-focused challenges

02/02/2021

After an engaging response to the inaugural Country Women Competition at last year’s Amuri Show, the fun, farm focused competition heads to the South Island Agricultural Field days in 2021.

South Island Agricultural Field Days about connecting farmers and industry

25/01/2021

Organisers of the 2021 South Island Agricultural Field Days are looking forward to bringing people together in a celebration of the sector.

Sell out looming for the South Island Agricultural Field Days

16/12/2020

The 70th year of South Island Agricultural Field Days is shaping up to be one of the best events yet, with demand for exhibitor space heading for a sell-out, despite there still being three months to go before the 2021 event.

Exhibitors entries are now open for New Zealand’s longest running Agricultural Field Days.

20/10/2020

The South Island Agricultural Field Days, held in Kirwee on the outskirts of Christchurch, will celebrate its 70th year in March 2021, and event Chairperson Michaela McLeod is describing it as the perfect opportunity to celebrate the industry that has been the backbone of New Zealand’s economy during the uncertain times of Covid 19.

2021 Exhibitor Registrations are Open!

01/07/2020

Read the first newsletter for the 2021 South Island Agricultural Field Days being held in Kirwee on the 24-26 March 2021

SIAFD Spring 2019 Newsletter

12/11/2019

Catch up with the Spring 2019 news and updates for the next SIAFD is on the 24-26 MARCH 2021.

Organisers say bigger, better South Island Field Days deliver

03/04/2019

Despite some literal and figurative clouds overhead, the 2019 South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) was a success, organisers say.

Ballance wins SIAFD 2019 Inaugural Smart Farming Award

22/03/2019

Ballance Agri-Nutrients’ breakthrough environmental planning tool, MitAgator, has taken out the inaugural South Island Agricultural Field Days Smart Farming Award.

Statement from the 2019 Organising Chairman

18/03/2019

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the South Island Agricultural Field Days, we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those victims of the tragic shootings that took place in Christchurch on Friday 15 March.

Bigger South Island Field Days offers Tractor Pull and more lifestyle displays

12/02/2019

This year’s South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) will be bigger and more diverse than ever.

Exhibitors urged to register for South Island Agricultural Field Days

09/10/2018

More than half of the sites at the 2019 South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) have been sold and potential exhibitors are encouraged to get in quickly to secure a spot.

Start planning for South Island Agricultural Field Days 2019

06/06/2018

With under 300 days until the next South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) take place, organisers are already at work preparing to host the event and exhibitors can now register on-line to reserve a site.
Further information is available from:

George Berry, Media Manager on 027 538 5633 or george [at] wearecanterbury.co.nz

OR

Jordain Adams on 027 589 0347 or Jordain.adams [at] dwn.org.nz

Friends of SIAFD

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

Gold Supporters

Silver Supporters

Friends of SIAFD

  • AgriMagic
  • Aylesbury Creamery
  • Bailey Tanks
  • Ballance Agri-Nutrients
  • Bill Smith
  • Cresslands Contracting
  • Cubex Containers
  • DJA Engineering
  • Environment Technology
  • Fred Dodson
  • Graham Hoult
  • Hansen Products
  • Jackson Holmes
  • Kea Trailers
  • Kirwee Fire Brigade
  • Kirwee Rugby Club
  • Lancaster Bros
  • MA Bruce Ltd
  • Malabar Farm Ltd
  • Masterguard Security Systems
  • Miles & ILAM Toyota
  • PGG Wrightson
  • Quigleys Contracting
  • Rangiora Toyota
  • Recreational Services
  • Redmond Ag Farming
  • Robinson Dairy Farm Ltd
  • Sheat Contracting
  • Springfield Lime
  • Tony Redmond
  • Wilfield Sheep Stud
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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