Grass a goner, PM glad
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.