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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 ...
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