Teenager's invention blows PM away

He could be the face of Fieldays to come

AARON LEAMAN
Last updated 05:00 18/06/2012
ALL SMILES: Matamata teenager Jacob Lawrence shows his ‘‘grass blaster’’ invention to Prime Minister John Key at the National Agricultural Fieldays.

ALL SMILES: Matamata teenager Jacob Lawrence shows his ‘‘grass blaster’’ invention to Prime Minister John Key at the National Agricultural Fieldays.

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He could be the face of Fieldays to come and has already impressed the likes of Prime Minister John Key.

Matamata teenager Jacob Lawrence turned heads at this year's National Agricultural Fieldays with his invention – the grass blaster.

Jacob, 13, showcased his nifty invention at the Innovation Centre after he first revealed it at last year's Science Fair.

The grass blaster is described as a hand-held device that attaches to a garden hose and cleans "fresh cut grass" from underneath ride-on lawn mowers.

Even Prime Minister John Key was impressed. "I got to chat to John Key when he came to the Fieldays and he thought it was a good idea," Jacob said.

"I got to talk to a lot of people and learnt a lot about marketing and business."

Jacob said a lawnmower sales manager was also impressed and would discuss it at their next sales meeting.

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