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 located in the 'Outback', just behind Taihape's main shopping centre.
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:34:57 -0800
It was also planned that, within the next couple of years, the NZ Gumboot Throwing Championships will be brought back to Taihape's Gumboot Day, she said. "However, for the next two years, throwing at the NZ Rural Games is a great opportunity to promote ...
New Zealand Herald
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 07:56:15 -0800
So why a town would want to have a gumboot as its icon is anyone's guess but the locals have been keen on the idea since 1985 when the community held its first Gumboot Day event as the then Government slashed agricultural subsidies and the town's ...
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:52:17 -0800
When the steam train pulls into the Taihape platform this Gumboot Day, 270 Wellingtonians will disembark and join in the day's festivities. Gumboot day, an unrivalled Taihape event since 1985, will host a variety of entertainment and competitions ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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