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Gumboot Day is a native celebration of Taihape, New Zealand. It occurs the Tuesday after Easter, and has been a regular event since 1985. It is a celebration of all things to do with gumboots, and includes the famous gumboot throwing contest.

The aim of the festival is to break the world record for the longest gumboot throw. It is a family event, which includes a number of other competitions such as the best-dressed gumboot and ‘shoot the loop’ with gumboots. Gumboots can also be tossed skyward on any day of the year in the official Gumboot throwing lane[1] located in the 'Outback', just behind Taihape's main shopping centre.

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Scene Queenstown
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:18:45 -0700

The inaugural gumboot throwing national championships will be held at the NZ Rural Games here in February next year. Up, up and away: Gumboot Day 2013 in Taihape. Self-styled 'gumboot capital of the world', Taihape, will host the North Island champs a ...
Manawatu Standard
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:48:45 -0800

When Anita Otto was listening to a German radio station a decade ago she never could have imagined it would lead to being president of the German boot throwing association nor could have pictured herself in Taihape for Gumboot Day. The DJ was ...
Wanganui Chronicle
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:33:58 -0700

Finnish Boot-throwing Association member Heikki Aaltonen wears a Taihape Gumboot Day t-shirt at a meeting of the International Boot-throwing Association in Helsinki. Photo/Supplied. The Red Band gumboot is now the official boot for the Taihape Gumboot ...
Herald Sun
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 07:11:44 -0700

Tarneit P-9 College preps Aaliyah, Prranav and Charlotte take part in a gumboot day to raise awareness of the poor state of the school's grounds. The school wants $6m from the State Government to fix the muddy mess. Picture: Mark Wilson Source: News ...
Thu, 29 Dec 2011 13:09:53 -0800

While it originated in Great Britain, the sport's major event, Gumboot Day, occurs in Taihape, New Zealand. The celebration of gumboots began in 1985 and occurs each year on the Tuesday after Easter. While the sport may sound silly, people take it ...
Otago Daily Times
Sat, 25 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0700

On the drive from Wellington to Taupo, the one thought on my mind was stopping in the international gumboot capital of the world, as I had seen Taihape described in print. It was a relief to leave the capital behind at 7am and head north into what was ...
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 20:56:15 -0700

She was introduced to the local community and was immediately put to work organising Taihape's renowned Gumboot Day. She got permission to close the main street, set up market stalls and persuaded entertainers Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbolt to ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2008 00:23:31 -0700

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