Helping hands

Volunteers play an important role at the annual Northland Field Days in the public parking areas

Volunteer help is requested by the Dargaville Rotary Club for Northland’s biggest three-day agricultural event on February 28 to March 2 and locals are asked to give four hours of their time.

Northland Field Days attracts thousands of visitors each day to the event site situated at the corner of Awakino Point East Road and State Highway 14, Dargaville and the Rotary Club need help to manage the influx of vehicles.

Each year the club assists the organising committee of the prestigious event by directing drivers in the car parking areas and is dependant on residents or visitors lending a hand.

A four-hour shift is assigned to each volunteer and more than one day may be worked. Volunteer duties involve assisting drivers to appropriate parking and direct people to and from entry gates.

“This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year for Dargaville Rotary, and many hands make light work,” said Rotary president, Viv Trounsen.

“It’s a great community event, and wrangling all those cars into the paddocks can be a pretty tricky job — it’s not just fancy high visibility vests and big sticks. We appreciate any offer of help, for even a few hours, to ensure another smoothly run event.”  The funds received by the Rotary Club are well utilised in assisting others within the community throughout the year. People keen to help can contact Viv Trounson 021 217 3346.


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