‘Un­real’ prize haul for win­ner

Matamata Chronicle - - Rural Delivery -

There were two prizes to aim for in the Ru­ral Bach­e­lor com­pe­ti­tion and Toby How won both.

The 29-year-old from Geral­dine got the Golden Gum­boot and the peo­ple’s choice award at the Fiel­d­ays, held at Mys­tery Creek ear­lier this month.

That meant an ‘‘ un­real’’ prize haul in­clud­ing a Suzuki quad bike, $2500 each in Swan­ndri and STIHL vouch­ers.

‘‘Bet­ter than a week at work. I wouldn’t have made that much,’’ he said.

The week in­cluded ad­ven­ture

rac­ing, trac­tor driv­ing and speed dat­ing and there was also a bit of im­promptu en­ter­tain­ment at Hamil­ton’s Dig­gers Bar.

‘‘We got up on stage and had a along,’’ he said. ‘‘That was hi­lar­i­ous.’’ Their song of choice: Wagon Wheel. How had his share of ran­dom Face­book re­quests and said he’d ‘‘def­i­nitely met some nice girls up here’’.

But there wasn’t much time af­ter the com­pe­ti­tion to fol­low up leads. He was back at work on the Mon­day.

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