"It blows me away that there are so many people who care for our little family."
"All I've ever wanted to do was make my mum proud."
The iconic event has wrapped up in Masterton.
As Hugh McCarroll gets ready for the Golden Shears, his love for the sport is stronger than ever.
It aimed to reconnect kiwis with the rural sector.
City dwellers are especially keen to see beyond the farm gates.
A safety advocate says taking some simple advice could save lives.
It was the second accident involving a tractor within 24 hours.
"People are offering properties from one room, right up to a gentleman who offered us his entire lodge".