1 Mar 2009

Bad weather forces early closure of Northland Fieldays

9:36 pm on 1 March 2009

Torrential rain and strong wind that struck the northern half of the North island at the weekend forced the premature closure of the Northland Fieldays at Dargaville.

The Fieldays, celebrating its 25th year, attracted a record crowd of more than 7000 visitors on its opening day, Thursday.

Friday's numbers were down a little on last year.

But organisers were forced to cancel the final day after high winds caused damage to about 40% of the sites.