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Rural singles revealed

Thursday 27 May 2010, 9:02AM
By New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays
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HAMILTON

National Fieldays are delighted to announce the finalists for the Rural Bachelor of the Year and the Rural Good Keen Girl competitions. Finalists come from all over New Zealand to compete at the New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays, 16-19 June, held at Mystery Creek Events Centre, south of Hamilton.

The 2010 Rural Bachelor of the Year finalists are:

  • Lance Isbister, a 27 year old Rural Reporter from Ashburton.
  • Scott McGregor, a 19 year old Farm Managers Assistant from Tauranga.
  • Kelvin Meek, a 21 year old Shepherd from Taupo.
  • Jacques Reinhardt, a 22 year old Stock Manager from Napier.
  • Drew Riordan, a 38 year old Fencer from Southland.
  • Shaun Thomas, a 23 year old Farm Manager from Ashburton.
  • Nicholas Torrens, a 27 year old Sharemilker from Te Aroha.
  • Simeon Ward, a 23 year old Managing Director from Puketaha.


The finalist will compete over the four days of Fieldays for the esteemed Golden Gumboot trophy and the title of being the 2010 Rural Bachelor of the Year. The array of prizes for the Rural Bachelor champion is valued at $20,000, from the generous support of the following sponsors; Classic Hits, Swanndri, Skellerup, Stihl, Cook Island Tourism, Leisurerite Spas, Cycle Time, Hyundai, SKYCITY Hamilton and Trader Jacks.

The heats the Rural Bachelors will test their rural capabilities and genuine good bloke character. From digging to dancing, all aspects of the rural, single lifestyle will be closely observed from a panel of judges. The lads will also be competing alongside the Rural Good Keen Girl finalists on Friday the 18th of June.

The 2010 Rural Good Keen Girl finalists are:

  • Kimberley Anderson, an 18 year old Agricultural Worker from Taupo.
  • Kaye Crawford, a 48 year old Farm Manager from Ashburton.
  • Emma Fletcher, a 30 year old Ultra Sound Technician from Hamilton.
  • Nedine Greyling, a 30 year old Laboratory Technician from Gordonton.
  • Charlotte Meehan, a 30 year old General Manager from Pukekohe.
  • Rochelle O’Hara, a 25 year old Stock Manager from Carterton.
  • Erin Reed, a 28 year old Shepherd from Napier.
  • Jaimee-Mairee Schimanski, an 18 year old Farm Worker/Hatchery Worker from Taranaki.


The Rural Good Keen Girl competition is a one day event at Fieldays, where the girls will face the same challenging heats as the Rural Bachelors. The new competition is bound to be a favourite at the agricultural event, with the ladies showing the lads how rural girls can hold their own on the farm and in the competition.

A big thanks to the sponsors of the new Rural Good Keen Girl competition for the awesome prizes; Classic Hits, Manuia Beach Boutique Hotel, Skellerup, STIHL, Swanndri, SKYCITY Hamilton and Trader Jacks.

New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays will be held 16 to 19 June, 2010 at Mystery Creek Events Centre, ten minutes south of Hamilton. Fieldays is proudly supported by strategic partners; The National Bank and the University of Waikato.