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2010 winner of the Rural Good Keen Girl competition

Saturday 19 June 2010, 1:21PM
By NZ National Agricultural Fieldays
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HAMILTON

Finding the fittest farming filly was a tough ask at the New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays. The eight finalists in the Rural Good Keen Girl competition were the cream of the country and agreeing on just one winner proved to be no easy feat for the judges. Event Coordinator Jacqui Cooper said, “the calibre of the entrants has been exceptionally high and choosing just one winner was harder than we first anticipated.”

The New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays is proud to announce the very first Rural Good Keen Girl, Erin Reed, from Napier. The single girls contested in four rurally themed heats, determining the most eligible bachelorette of 2010. Erin wowed the judges with her rural skills and ‘good keen’ character. Jacqui Cooper relays, “Erin is going to make a wonderful ambassador for Fieldays and was delightful from the very start of the competition.”

The girls’ heats took place alongside the Rural Bachelors providing a bit of friendly banter and plenty of laughs. The dynamics and camaraderie between the bachelors and the girls added an extra entertainment aspect to the already popular heats. Erin won three of the four heats, the Kiwi’s Best Brekkie Challenge, the Excavator Skills Challenge and the STIHL chainsaw heat. Yet, the main reason for her winning the title was the fact she truly encompasses the rural girl attitude.

Erin Reed took away a great prize package, consisting of a luxury trip for two to Rarotonga, a $1500 Stihl Chainsaw package, a $1000 Swanndri voucher, and a $100 Skellerup voucher. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors for their support; Manuia Beach Boutique Motel, Classic Hits, 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.