Grass a goner, PM glad

Matamata Chronicle - - Front Page -

He could be the face of Fiel­d­ays to come and his in­ven­tive­ness has al­ready im­pressed Prime Min­is­ter John Key.

Mata­mata teenager Ja­cob Lawrence turned heads at this year’s Na­tional Agri­cul­tural Fiel­d­ays with his in­ven­tion, the Grass Blaster.

Ja­cob, 13, show­cased his nifty cre­ation at the In­no­va­tion Cen­tre.

The grass blaster is de­scribed as a hand­held de­vice that at­taches to a gar­den hose and cleans ‘‘ fresh cut grass’’ from un­der­neath ride-on lawn­mow­ers.

Even Prime Min­is­ter John Key was im­pressed.

‘‘I got to chat to John Key when he came to the Fiel­d­ays and he thought it was a good idea,’’ Ja­cob said.

‘‘I got to talk to a lot of peo­ple and learnt a lot about mar­ket­ing and busi­ness.’’

Ja­cob said a lawn­mower sales man­ager was also im­pressed and would dis­cuss it at their next sales meet­ing.

All smiles: Mata­mata teenager Ja­cob Lawrence shows his ‘‘Grass Blaster’’ in­ven­tion to Prime Min­is­ter John Key at the Na­tional Agri­cul­tural Fiel­d­ays.

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