Training tomorrow’s horticultural leaders


The Young Horticulturist Competition encourages young people in horticulture to further develop their skills and knowledge and to increase the opportunities for long term careers in the industry.

Simon Gourley is New Zealand’s Young Horticulturist 2019

Simon's a Central Otago viticulturist and represented NZ Winegrowers as their Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019 ... more here

2019 Awards

Awards List

  • Winner & Young Horticulturist 2019: Simon Gourley
  • Second: Rico Mannall
  • Third: Jono Sutton

AGMARDT Market Innovation Project
Rico Mannall

T&G Practical Activities Award
Simon Gourley

Fruitfed Supplies Leadership Award
Rico Mannall

Bayer Best Practice Award
Jono Sutton

Primary ITO Career Development Award
George Trower

Horticentre Trust Community Engagement Award
Jono Sutton

Speech Award
Rico Mannall

 

2019 Finalists

Our 2019 finalists - L to R: Rico Mannall, Jessie Wakeling, George Trower, Simon Gourley, Anika Jackson and Jono Sutton.

Horticultural Sector Contacts

Candidates enter the competition via one of the horticultural sectors listed below. Talk to your sector representative if you'd like to get invloved next year.

 

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Past competitions

See competitors talking about participating in the competition here.


Simon Gourley
Young Horticulturist 2019


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If you wish to make a one off gift to the competition or set up a regular donation/ gift by automatic payment, the RNZIH Education Trust (Charities Registration # CC20817) bank account details are as follows:

  • Kiwibank Wellington
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Auckland 1546.