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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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Gisborne Herald
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:41:15 -0700

Thanks to all who supported Gumboot Day, it was great to see families and supporters of the Footrot Flats sculpture project turn out in good numbers. The initiative from Alisha of Radioworks was brilliant and gave us local and national exposure to this ...
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