A steady flow of customers seemed to be the consensus from businesses trading on Thursday and Friday at the Central Districts Field Days, Manfeild from March 15 to 17.

Saturday was busier as the town came to visit.

As with most years it seemed smaller ticket items sold very well. Betacraft and Norsewear had good sales so both had toprovide more supplies for Saturday.

Marketing manager for Betacraft Edward Beatson with its new logo and a discount using a spin-the-wheel challenge.
Marketing manager for Betacraft Edward Beatson with its new logo and a discount using a spin-the-wheel challenge.

Bigger items like sheds, tractors and ordering fertiliser spreading drew interest. Customerswent away with information to consider before committing to purchase.
The Central Districts Field Days were celebrating 25 years.

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The Field Days formed part of the New Zealand AgriFood Investment Week and featured more than 500 exhibitors attracting in excess of 25,000 visitors.

Sedco's salesman David Richards explains the value of a Rama Rota for fence posts.
Sedco's salesman David Richards explains the value of a Rama Rota for fence posts.

Feature events included tractor pulling, fencing competitions and the national excavator championships as well as non-stop entertainment for three days.

Tararua businesses were there in good numbers, taking the opportunity to feature their products and services ranging from the Clean Sweep machine for clearing under shearing sheds to Tararua Heliwork's massive B2 Squirrel helicopter capable of carrying one-tonne loads and Sedco Engineering's custom-made Rama Rotas to Turton Farming Supplies' hot houses.

Sarah McPhee from Wellington has a go on Tararua District Council's exhibit which invited visitors to toss a ball into a barrel to win Tui and Pukaha Mt Bruce vouchers.
Sarah McPhee from Wellington has a go on Tararua District Council's exhibit which invited visitors to toss a ball into a barrel to win Tui and Pukaha Mt Bruce vouchers.