Out and About – July 2024


Each month we capture various events around the region which bring business people together. This month we were at Fieldays, Hamilton, and Cambridge.

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Volunteers at the ready inside the main gates at Fieldays just before the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural expo gets underway on day one last month. From left, Duncan Johnstone, Michelle and Alexandra Perry. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Colin and Donna Storey of Hamilton with their 1938 green MG SA catch up with Tracey Winterbottom of Auckland before the start of the Waikato Veteran and Vintage Car Club’s annual double 50 classic car rally last month. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Heather McInally’s version of Amazing Grace on the native timber guitar hand made for Rangitunoa Black (Ngāi Tūhoe and Ngāti Apakura) was a highlight of her visit to Rotopiko Reserve near Ōhaupō last month. The classically trained former professional opera singer and music teacher is the wife of Gordon McInally, Rotary International’s world president. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Waikato Pacific Business Network had a table at the Waikato Chamber of Commerce Budget breakfast with Nicola Willis at Tīeke Golf Estate during Fieldays. From left: Joe Fuavao, for Australian Trade and Investment Commission Senior Business development manager, Tony Begbie, business broker at ABC Business Sales Limited, Rachel Afeaki, network chairperson, Suria O’Brien, network Business Development and Marketing navigator, Tonga Robertson, NEST Interiors and Design owner, John Wilkinson, ASB Bank senior commercial manager. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Hamilton’s Murray Davies, 74, works on wetlands’ maintenance for Waipā District Council and has a lifetime experience in the bush. He is pictured during the International Rotary president’s visit to Rotopiko Reserve north of Te Awamutu. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Platform 1’s Tom and Heather Rodden of Te Awamutu won one of the lucky prize draws at Waikato Chamber of Commerce’s Business After 4 event last month. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon was a popular visitor among Fieldays patrons last month at Mystery Creek in the Waipā district. Here he is pictured with a group from the Philippines and Malaysia. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Hamilton Operatic Society’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame opens at the Clarence Street Theatre in Hamilton this month and members of the chorus have been hard at work learning the music. The musical is directed by David Sidwell and is based on the Victor Hugo Novel with songs from the Disney film. Photo: Sarah Hughes.

Terry Pidduck, founder of Cambridge Travel Lines and who now lives in Ruakura was manning the Waikato Veteran & Vintage Car Club’s spare parts department during the annual double 50 classic car rally. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Hamilton Bunnings’ team in Melville ran a sausage sizzle to help raise funds to fight Motor Neurone Disease – and across the country staff raised $33,500. Pictured from left were Daniel Siciliano, Jacob Perrin, William Pokaina, Linda Scott, Helen Palmer, Pieta Mace and Deidre McRobie.

Waikato Chamber of Commerce’s Business After 4 function last month was hosted by Kiwibank. Economist Mary Jo Vergara was on hand to give attendees the low down on the state of the economy. From left: Danielle Quigg, Heather Connolly, Don Good, Jenny MacGregor, Rohit Sharma, Mary Jo Vergara, Bridget Smith, Grant Kyd, Rakesh Kumar, Eddie Stocks. Photo: Mary Anne Gill.

Bernice Mene was a regular visitor to Mystery Creek as a Silver Fern and Southern Sting netballer earlier this century – this year she was an ambassador for National Fieldays Society sponsor Hyundai and came suitably decked out in her Red Bands. Photo: Mary Anne Gill


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