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WHANGAREI LEADER, JANUARY 29, 2013
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HARVIES PLANT WAREHOUSE
Field days shaping up to
be hugely popular event
Once-a-year specials and an influx
of visitors will bring more than
$15 million into Northland at the
Northland Field Days from Febru-
ary 21 to 23, president Lew Dug-
According to an Enterprise
land University of Technology
economic impact study, 1250 peo-
ple surveyed specifically went to
the Northland Field Days to buy
something in 2008, spending an
average of $738.
Mr Duggan predicts this figure
could be even higher in 2013.
With the new website s special
page we have seen an unpre-
cedented interest from exhibitors
in offering specials, he says.
Visitors could save thousands
on farm machinery, services and
all manner of things.
According to Mr Duggan dis-
counts have always been a big
drawcard for visitors to North-
land s largest outdoor event.
The hundreds of businesses
exhibiting realise they have to
compete with each other to win
event visitors money, Mr Dug-
gan says. Visitors are the win-
ners of this as they get offered
three-day only specials which
probably won t be matched again
for the rest of the year.
Oakleigh dairy farmer Murray
Byles says he heads to the Field
Days specially because of the sav-
ings on offer.
Dealers generally offer Field
Days specials out there so if I m
going to buy anything I ll do it
then, Mr Byles says. And it s in
the second half of the season when
you generally know where your
finances are at.
The Northland Field Days is the
region s largest outdoor event and
is held in Dargaville.
Visit northlandfielddays.co.nz or
call 09 439 8998 for more
Gardens' significance recognised
By DENISE PIPER
Special place: The
Quarry Gardens have
endured fires and
droughts to be named
a garden of
significance by the
New Zealand Gardens
Trust.Photo: DAVID MUIR
Visitors in Whangarei staying
longer should be the off-shoot of
national recognition for the
Whangarei Quarry Gardens.
The subtropical garden has been
assessed as a garden of significance
by the New Zealand Gardens Trust.
The trust is part of the New Zea-
land Institute of Horticulture and is
the country s only independent
evaluator of public gardens.
Its website gardens.org.nz is
heavily visited by both domestic and
Whangarei Quarry Gardens proj-
ect manager David Muir says the
recognition is terrific news .
It is very satisfying to have this
independent body have a look and
say you re doing really well .
Mr Muir expects the ranking will
have a flow-on effect to Whangarei s
economy, with more tourists staying
longer to visit things such as the
The i-Site information centre is
already starting to promote the gar-
den as significant, he says.
This is good for Whangarei, it
Mr Muir says the recognition
justifies the faith that many have
had in the project, including the
Whangarei District Council and
businesses such as FD Machinery.
The council has given a long
term lease on the land at just $1
each year and then given us grants
every year. It has had faith that
leaving the community to build the
garden is the best way to go and
that faith has paid off, he says.
Mr Muir says the garden project
has had a number of hurdles,
including a series of arsons which
devastated the area in 2006.
Low levels of funding is also a big
factor and he hopes more volunteers
will now put their hands up to be
Mr Muir says the garden scored
222 points out of a possible 300, and
only needs 18 more points to be put
into the category of a garden of
Most of the gardens of national
significance have got a budget that
would make us weep, he says.
The quarry garden is known for
its subtropical planting and it is
happy to share that with the public.
During the weekend it held the
first Whangarei Subtropical Plant
Fair and hopes to make it an annual
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