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Wanted: Rural Bachelors

Where do you go to find a good kiwi bloke? .......................The local pub, right?

But where do you go to find an honest, reliable, sensitive yet masculine, genuine kiwi bloke, who isn't married, who is oozing with personality, who will cook you dinner and serenade you till the sun comes up?

Try your luck at Fieldays!

This Fieldays you'll not only stumble across a selection of good kiwi're in for a real treat. The 2003 NZ National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek in Hamilton will have on display the hottest and most eligible Farmer Bachelors all competing for the title:


Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year is designed to recognise the important role of a true rural bloke and draw attention to their eligibility as a being a snag. Eight finalists will be selected to compete at Fieldays for the title "Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year".

Each finalist will be transported to Fieldays, put up in a "Bachelor Pad" at a secret location, fed, watered and chaperoned. During Fieldays, 11th -14th June, finalists will compete in heats to judge their 'Ruralness' and 'Bachelorness'. These heats will include: driving farm bikes, Stihl Chainsawing Champs, delivering pick up lines, bucking Bronco riding, reading poetry, BBQ Factory cooking and many more.

The competition is designed with a classic Kiwi spin to highlight the eligibility and uniqueness of our country's rural blokes. The competition is proudly sponsored by Waikato Times and ZM. So ladies pull out those gumboots, oilskins and a bit of lippy and make your way to Mystery Creek in June for the NZ National Agricultural Fieldays.

Eligible bachelors can enter online at or contact Fieldays for an entry form on 07-843-4499 or via email:

For further media information please contact:

Nicola Boland Communications Executive NZ National Fieldays Society Phone: 07-843-4499 Fax: 07-843-8572 Email:

Additional Information

What makes a good Rural Bachelor?

The Judges are looking for Rural Bachelors with a mix of the following desirable characteristics: "Good Kiwi Bloke" Honest "Funny" Intelligent "Sensitive "Open minded "Enthusiastic" Genuine rural bloke "Genuine single bloke

Criteria needed to enter: "Entrants must be 18 or older as of 1 June 2003. " Entrant must not be married. " Entrants must work in the rural industry - preferably on the land "Entrants must not have had any criminal convictions. " Entrants must be a New Zealand resident "Entrants must be available to actively participate in heats during all four days of Fieldays 11-14 June 2003. " Must be available to travel to Hamilton on 10th June and leave 14/15th June 2003. " Entrants must also post or email a recent photo of themselves (clearly named) to: Rural Bachelor of the Year, PO Box 3015, Hamilton. Or email it to:

What can you win?

The eight finalists will each receive: " Transport to Fieldays " Accommodation during Fieldays in a secret location Bachelor Pad " All meals " A Fieldays Survival pack including : - Swanndri clothing pack including, 2 pairs of Moleskin trousers, 1polo shirt, 2 long sleeve shirts, 1 Gibbston jacket, 1 Merino singlet, 1 Merino T shirt, 1 Beanie. - Moanui blokes pamper pack containing, massage oils and relief rubs - Waikato Draught Beer supplies - 4-day pass to Fieldays

The winner of the Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the year you will receive the following fantastic prizes: " $1000 worth of Swanndri clothing " A trip for two to the Gold Coast, staying 7 nights in a luxurious apartment at 'Oscar on Main' plus 7 days car hire in a Jeep Wrangler from Redback Car rentals. Thanks to Accom Gold Coast. " $1000 voucher from the BBQ factory " 15 Dozen Waikato Draught - the official beer of Rural Bachelor of the Year " A Moanui blokes pamper pack

The Waikato Times is running a peoples choice and the winner of this will receive a fantastic Stihl pack.

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