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27/10/2008

A seminar where growers can get free water

Irrigators are being given the chance to win three megalitres of water by simply attending the Riverland’s annual wine industry seminar, Some Like It Hot, next month.

It is hoped that the parcel of water, which is increasing in value almost daily, will motivate a large number of irrigators to attend the seminar.

It is believed to be the first time that a conference in Australia has given away water as a door prize.

Spokesman for the seminar Cameron Hills said the promotion was designed to give growers an extra incentive to attend the one-day event.

“We are aware that growers have been invited to a lot of workshops already this year due to the drought, but this is the only one where they might actually leave with some extra water,” Mr Hills said today.

“We know people are doing it tough and water is everyone’s number one priority, so we thought it was the most appropriate type of door prize.”

Mr Hills said the initiative had been made possible through the support of local water broker AgriExchange Water, global irrigation firm Netafim and the local media.

People can register on-line for Some Like It Hot by going to www.riverlandwine.org.au and following the prompts.

“Some Like It Hot is all about helping everyone in our industry do things better,” Mr Hills said. “We are certain that our seven guest speakers will provide valuable information that can be applied, but are aware it has been a big year for meetings and workshops.

“We strongly believe that Some Like It Hot is the best value wine seminar in Australia and the water giveaway is an extra reason why people in the industry should not miss it.”

Mr Hills said that 79 people had already registered and he hoped that more than 200 would ultimately register.

“Growers have got nothing to lose. They pay a tax deductible registration fee, learn the latest news on a range of issues and stand to walk away with some extra water.”

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