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Young Grower of the Year underway

23 April 2021

The regional competitions of the Young Grower of the Year are fast approaching. The competition is an amazing opportunity for young people working in the fruit and vegetable industries to test their knowledge and skills, grow professional connections and gain exposure in the industry.

If you or someone you know wants to get involved, see the below for information about your regional competition, or visit

Pukekohe Young Grower

For entry info, email Kiran Hari. Entries close 4pm, Friday 16 April 2021
Event and awards dinner: Friday 7 May 2021

The competition and awards dinner will be held at the Pukekohe Indian Association (PIA) Event Centre, Ward Street, Pukekohe.

Central Otago Young Grower

For entry info, email Grant McKay. Entries close 4pm, Wednesday 10 May 2021
Event and awards dinner: Monday 21 May 2021

The competition will be held at the Central Otago Campus, Horticulture Training Facility in Cromwell. The awards dinner will be at The Moorings, Cromwell.

Hawkes Bay Young Fruit Grower

Click here for entry info. Entries close 5pm, Friday 30 April

The competition, run by the Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers’ Association, will be held on 3 and 4 June at the Hastings Showgrounds, in conjunction with the National Horticulture Fieldays. 

The Awards Dinner will be held on 4 June at the Toitoi Arts and Events Centre, Hastings.  To reserve your dinner tickets, click here or email