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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.

Watch the BOP’s best young fruit growers in action

4th February 2019

This year’s eight entrants for the Bay of Plenty are:

"Give it a go!" - Bay of Plenty Young Grower of the Year

14th February 2019

The practical competition took place last Saturday, 9 February, at Te Puke Showgrounds, where the eight competitors tested their skills and ability to run a successful orchard in a series of challenges. These were followed by a speech competition discussing future disruptors to horticulture at the gala dinner last night.

Bumper crop of Young Vegetable Growers

3rd May 2019

The victor will be crowned Young Vegetable Grower of the Year, and move on to the Young Grower national final, to be held in Tauranga in October. There, they will join the winners of the Bay of Plenty, Central Otago, Hawke’s Bay, Nelson, and Gisborne regional fruit-grower events, to compete...

Central Otago Young Fruit Grower starts this Friday

21st May 2019

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, 24 May.

Kurow orchardist takes home Central Otago Young Grower title

27th May 2019

The competition saw six of the region’s top young orchardists engage in a series of challenges designed to test the skills needed to successfully run a thriving fruit-growing business. Events included irrigation, pest and disease identification, tractor maintenance, and first aid.