Aussies invited into rural bachelor contest

TIM CRONSHAW
Last updated 10:17 13/05/2013

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The hunt for New Zealand's top rural bachelor has gone trans-Tasman.

Kiwi honour is at stake with six local finalists set to line up against to two Australians at the National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek in June.

They will be vying for a $20,000-plus prize pool and the Rural Bachelor of the Year title. Entries close today for the competition.

Finalists will be flown to a mystery location on June 10 for an Amazing Race-style twist which will see them work in teams of two, over 36-hours, as they race back to Bachelor Base Camp for the main competition.

The hard working hunks will be judged on their technical skills as well as innovation, enthusiasm and crowd involvement.

The last bachelor standing will win a $16,000 quad bike from Suzuki and $7000 package of Swanndri, Gun City, Stihl and Skellerup products.

Australian National Field Days organisers are searching for two top Australia bachelors to round out the field.

Fieldays communications executive Vicki Annison said there had been a lot of entries locally already.

"New Zealand entries are rolling in thick and fast. We are hoping the Australians will rise to the challenge.

"We wanted to bring the international flavour to the Rural Bachelor of the Year contest and that's why we are inviting competitors from Australia for the first time."

Part of the event would involve the finalists playing some part on the catwalk at the Ag Art Wear fashion competition.

Contestants must be male and aged 18 years or older and be employed in the rural industry.

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