National Agricultural Fieldays 2012

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Storified by · Tue, Jun 12 2012 19:20:04

Here at @mysterycreek the main pavilion is buzzing for #fieldays http://pic.twitter.com/yOLV2mbfFieldays

Fieldays is a boon for the Waikato and always will be. It signifies the lifeblood of this region, the fact that farming is one of the things Waikato does better than anyone. Read the editorial below -

Editorial - An event to be proud ofThe 44th National Agriculture Fieldays starts today and it is an event the Waikato Times celebrates. Anyone who has had any involvement w...
Any colour as long as it's black. #fieldays http://instagr.am/p/LypumdzRiV/Angela Cuming
If you are visiting #Fieldays there is free wifi available in the main pavilion and on E-street via LightwireFieldays
#Fieldays were the best things when i was in Elementary school.navardo williams
Avoid traffic hotspots

All roads leading to Fieldays at Mystery Creek will be packed at peak times over the next few days but there are ways to dodge the melee.

NZTA State Highway manager Kaye Clark said there's always a significant increase in traffic volumes on State Highway 1, SH3 and SH21.

Waikato road policing manager Inspector Leo Tooman recommends people use SH3 through Glenview rather than overloading SH1.

"We've noticed that everybody seems to want to use SH1," Mr Tooman said, "and SH3 is being under-used yet it's often the quickest option."

Mr Tooman said other hot spots where people might experience delays include intermittent queuing on Tauwhare Rd as cars come off SH1B.

First @waikato #Fieldays seminar at 11am in Premier Feature: 'Food and the Environment'. See full list & times http://bit.ly/On756R #waitalkWaikato University
Spotted the first pair of jandals. You Fieldays mob are a tough lot! #fieldaysAngela Cuming
God is at Fieldays. #fieldays http://instagr.am/p/LymLfRzRgD/Angela Cuming
Never to young to learn how to use a digger! #fieldays http://instagr.am/p/LymBgwTRv5/Angela Cuming
Glenlea Downs cattle representing. #fieldays http://instagr.am/p/Lylej_zRvs/Angela Cuming
Use the hashtag #fieldays if you are exhibiting or visiting @FieldaysNZFieldays
Free Waikato Times at Fieldays! Awesome! #fieldays http://instagr.am/p/Lyfo9tzRsq/Angela Cuming
Frost still on the ground at Mystery Creek. Time for extra socks! #fieldaysAngela Cuming
Traffic heavy on Avalon Drive but then a good run to Mystery Creek. Car parks getting full! #fieldaysAngela Cuming
Good morning #fieldays http://pic.twitter.com/5V3t9YMEMPI
What happens when you leave for Fieldays...
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Cautious optimism over spendup at #Fieldays http://bit.ly/Lixp0RWaikato Times
Good day for #fieldaysTracey Cooper
On a cold frosty morning, with the temperature in Hamilton at -1.6C, Pat Munro and Allan Bright of Katikati get a cup of coffee as Fieldays starts today. Photograph by Waikato Times chief photographer Peter Drury.
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Farmhouse coffee boomMARYANNE TWENTYMAN Gordonton farmer Alan Sharp is just one of an increasing number of caffeine-quaffing cockies. The rural sector is leav...
In 1967 my great uncle Pat Cuming, farming editor of the Waikato Times, was instrumental in creating Fieldays. Very proud. #fieldaysAngela Cuming

The Rural Photo Competition via University of Waikato -

Alexis Poulter was the winner, with her photo finishing up with 209 likes!  
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A teaser of seminar series via University of Waikato -

Fieldays 2012: Seminar Series Teaseruniversitywaikato
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Fieldays starts tomorrow and work is underway to turn the 40-hectare site into a virtual city that will be home to more than 1000 exhibitors on 1400 sites. 
Hats on for FieldaysHead gear to beat cold forecast ANGELA CUMING The Swannies are out, the ute polished up and the first buckets of hot chips have been serv...
Getting ready for #fieldays http://pic.twitter.com/YyR5kixqCountry99TV
We ask why #fieldays appeals to 'townies' as well as farmers. @waikato Professor Jacqueline Rowarth explains http://bit.ly/LESG7z #waitalkWaikato University

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