Stormy weather wasn't enough to deter farmers from the Northland Field Days at the weekend.
From Thursday to Saturday, a record 25,000 people turned up for the event in Dargaville.
Organiser Julie Geange says the 500 exhibitors were busier than last year.
We've had really really positive reports,'' she said. ''People are out there looking to make purchases they have made for a couple of years.