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Congratulations to Young Horticulturalist of the Year

11th November 2016

Horticulture New Zealand congratulates Pukekohe grower Andrew Hutchinson, who was named Young Horticulturalist of the Year at last night’s awards dinner in Auckland.

Erin Atkinson crowned BOP Young Grower of the Year

16th February 2017

Erin Atkinson, 29, Technical Advisor for Apata Group Limited in Te Puke, has been crowned Bay of Plenty’s Young Fruit Grower for 2017 at last night’s special gala dinner in Tauranga.

Pukekohe grower wins New Zealand’s best young vegetable grower

15th May 2017

Scott Wilcox from Pukekohe has emerged victorious against six other entrants to be named New Zealand’s Young Vegetable Grower of 2017.

Waimate grower crowned Central Otago’s young fruit grower

29th May 2017

Ben Geaney from Waimate has emerged victorious against three other entrants to be named Central Otago’s Young Fruit Grower for 2017.

Young Growers prepare for Nelson competition

27th June 2017

Six of Nelson’s best young fruit growers are preparing to compete in next week’s regional young fruit grower competition.

Jordan James named 2017 HB Young Fruitgrower of the Year

3rd July 2017

The Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers’ Association is thrilled to announce that Jordan James is the 2017 winner of the Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition.

Budding Tasman orchardist crowned Nelson’s young fruit grower

10th July 2017

Ralph Bastian from Appleby has emerged victorious against five other entrants to be named Nelson’s Young Fruit Grower for 2017.

Young Grower of the Year decided next week

7th August 2017

The winner of the New Zealand Young Vegetable Grower and four regional Young Fruit Grower winners will compete next week for the national title Young Grower of the Year 2017.

Bay of Plenty woman wins Young Grower of the Year

18th August 2017

The future of our $5.6 billion horticultural industry is in excellent hands as shown by the talent of this year’s Young Grower of the Year: Erin Atkinson of Te Puke. 

Vegetable industry cultivates healthy competition

15th May 2018

Four of the finest young vegetable growers in New Zealand will go toe-to-toe in the Young Vegetable Grower of the Year competition in Christchurch on Friday, 18 May.

Twice the talent; bumper crop of winners from Young Vegetable Grower

18th May 2018

For the first time in the competition’s history, there are two winners of the Young Vegetable Grower of the Year competition: Esteban Ibanez and Gurjant Singh.

Central Otago Young Fruit Grower starts this Friday

23rd May 2018

Six of Central Otago’s young fruit growers will face off in the Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year competition in Cromwell on Friday, 25 May.

We should value our workers, says 2018’s Central Otago Young Fruit Grower

25th May 2018

Hamish Darling from Moorpark and Mulberry Orchard, Cromwell has been named Central Otago Young Fruit Grower of the Year, following a day of intense competition in Cromwell today. 

Record entries for Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower competition

22nd June 2018

This year’s entrants are:

The best in the Bay

30th June 2018

Lisa Arnold, an orchard operations assistant at Bostock NZ has emerged victorious against seven other entrants to be named Hawke’s Bay’s Young Fruit Grower of 2018.

"A fantastic experience" - Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2018

6th July 2018

Dillon Peterson of Hoddys Fruit Co has prevailed against five other entrants to be named Nelson Young Fruit Grower 2018 at an event in Richmond on Friday night.

Nelson's best young grower decided this Friday

9th July 2018

Six of Nelson’s top young orchardists will vie for the title of Nelson Young Fruit Grower of the Year in Richmond this Friday, 6 July.

Inaugural Gisborne Young Grower contest this Thursday

10th July 2018

The champion will progress to the Young Grower of the Year national final, to be held in Napier in August. There, they will join the winners of the Bay of Plenty, Central Otago, Hawke’s Bay, and Nelson regional fruit-grower competitions, as well as two Young Vegetable Growers, to contend for...

Matt Gomm named first Gisborne Young Fruit Grower

13th July 2018

Some of the best young horticulturalists in Gisborne took part in the competition at Kaiaponi Farms yesterday. The event saw contestants facing a series of challenges designed to test their knowledge and skills around topics vital to the management of a successful orchard, including fencing, biosecurity, and tractor safety.

Young Growers to face off in Napier final

8th August 2018

Seven finalists - the most the competition has ever seen - will go head to head at venues along the Napier waterfront. They will face a gauntlet of practical and theoretical challenges designed to test their knowledge and skills around running a successful growing business.