Southern Field Days Site 201 for a taste of Hokonui

Love your fishing or whiskey?

Then make sure you visit the Gore District Council’s site at the Southern Field Days, where there’ll be all sorts of fun to be had.

This is the fourth time the Council has had a presence at the field days – a three day celebration of everything innovative and rural.

Council communications/marketing Manager Sonia Gerken said the Council is fortunate to have one of the best locations at the northern end of the main shed.

“You can’t miss the green and white stripped marque. We’re at the junction of two main lanes and just across the way from the new ablution block and the bar.”

With over 40,000 visitors during the three days, field days provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase the Gore District to locals and visitors alike.

“Each field days we try to have something a bit quirky and unique.”

This year it’s Hokonui moonshine smoked trout, caught and smoked by the Council’s parks and recreation manager.

“The moonshine tasting is always popular, so we reckon the moonshine smoked trout will be a winner.”

Keep with the trout theme, there’ll be a fly-fishing display where you can have a go at casting on the fly and maybe even win a chocolate fish, said Sonia.

There’s also six chances to win a $50 Prezzy card for new and existing users of the Council’s app Antenno.

All they have to do is:

  • Download the app from Google Play or the App Store
  • Add the address 575 Waimumu Road, Gore, to My Places
  • Have the alerts notification active on your phone

“We will send out two questions a day to the field days address. The first person to our site with the right answer wins – it’s too easy.”

Alongside these fun activities to promote the great things about Gore District, there’ll be plenty of opportunity for serious conversation with the team on site, whether it’s about spatial planning, the Council’s new parking app PayMyPark, or other business, Sonia says.

“We’d love to have you visit, so please come by and say hello.”



Southern Field Days Site 201 for a taste of Hokonui