Media Advisory: DairyNZ at Fieldays June 12 – 15

In anticipation that you and/or your colleagues will be at National Fieldays this week, we wanted to let you know where to find DairyNZ, and how to access great farmer stories.

DairyNZ chief executive Dr Tim Mackle will be available at Fieldays on Thursday at various times if you’d like to speak with him.

Throughout Fieldays there will also be other DairyNZ scientists and specialist spokespeople available to talk about a range of topics – from every New Zealander being better off thanks to the nation’s dairy cows, to the Dairy Tomorrow strategy, to caring for the environment, to science and innovation; from careers and education, to farmer wellbeing where living well and farming well are the focus.

Please call me [Maggie Kerrigan] if you’d like to connect with Dr Mackle or others – phone 027 237 0358 – and visit for our latest stories.

At Fieldays find DairyNZ at:

Main Pavilion – PC 44, 46 and 48

This is where DairyNZ will showcase the investment of dairy farmers’ levies in practical on-farm tools, science, resources, and other support, and the value that investment is returning to farmers and the dairy sector.

Careers and Education Hub

DairyNZ is part of the Careers and Education Hub where school groups, teachers, students, their parents and anyone interested can learn more about careers and training opportunities available in the primary sector.  Find us at the GrowingNZ stand.

Health Hub

At the Health Hub DairyNZ will take people through the Five Ways of Wellbeing – give, take notice, be active, connect and keep learning.  Research shows incorporating these actions into daily life provides important physical and mental wellbeing benefits for individuals, families, communities and organisations.

The Rosie Show

DairyNZ’s ‘cowbassador’ Rosie will again be starring in her own show about life on a dairy farm, staged on the Village Green outside the main pavilion. Performances are photo-worthy, so if you’re looking for the quintessential children and animals shot, aim to be there – showtimes are Thursday and Friday 10am and 3pm, Saturday 10am.

Old School Classroom, Heritage Village

This is where Rosie hangs out with the kids when she’s not on stage, and the child-friendly activities include Rosie’s Moovie Theatre, Rosie’s Moogical corner, and the opportunity to check out the fun and fact-filled Rosie’s World website.

It’s also where there is information about the DairyNZ Schools and Farm Visits programmes.

Find DairyNZ news and views at:

The Fieldays Media Centre where a small selection of printed stories will be available along with copies of the June edition Inside Dairy, the DairyNZ magazine for farmers, and the Tech Series magazine which showcases the latest research projects helping to create a more productive and sustainable dairy sector.

And online at where you’ll find a selection of articles and royalty-free visuals for publication and broadcast use.

Media inquiries:

Lee Cowan

Senior Engagement & Communications Manager

Phone 021 930 836

Vanessa Feaver

Senior Communications & Media Specialist

Phone 027 836 6295

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