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Board Secretary Wanted

The RNZIH Education Trust is seeking someone who is passionate about horticulture, to join our fun and energetic board as our new secretariat. As well as being part of organizing the Young Horticulturist Competition, becoming the Board Secretary offers opportunities to develop your personal skills and gain broader perspective on the horticulture industry and governance.About the CompetitionThe Young Horticulturist Competition is an annual competition that brings together all sectors of horticult...

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2021 Competition Highlights

Check out some of the highlights from our 2021 Competition held in February this year. A big thank you to all our Sponsors & Supporters for helping make this competition such a success!

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2021 Young Horticulturist Results

A Big Congratulations to all our Finalists who competed last week in our two day competition, we are so proud of all of you!Results below:2021 Young Horticulturist of the Year - Rhys HallSecond Place - Danielle McBrideThird Place - Tim CooperCountdown Innovation Award Winner - Danielle McBrideSecond Place - Rhys HallThird Place - Tim CooperParticipation - Rudrik Tripathi, Hayden Parker & Martin ManeaFruitfed Supplies Leadership Award - Danielle McBrideCountdown Best in Sector Award - Rhys HallHo...

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Congratulations Rhys Hall 2021 Young Horticulturist

After our two day competition last week we have finally been able to crown our winner!A huge congratulations to Rhys Hall from Marlborough who is our 2021 Young Horticulturist of the Year!See below link to article:NZ 2021 Young Horticulturist Announced - The world news platform   

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2021 Young Horticulturist Prizegiving Live Stream

Our competition is finally here! Wishing our finalists all the very best of luck as they compete over the next two days for the title of Young Horticulturist of the Year for 2021.Check out the link below for our Prizegiving Livestream - set to start at 3.30pm Wednesday 23rd February 2022.https://vimeo.com/678373414 Find our Prizegiving Event on our Facebook page now for notifications and to watch live on the day.https://www.facebook.com/Young...

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Find out more about our finalists!

Learn a bit more about our fabulous finalists for the 2021 Young Horticulturist Competition!

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Finalists for 2021 Young Horticulturist of the Year

Proudly introducing our Finalists for the Young Horticulturist of the Year 2021 Competition! Check out our link below: https://youtu.be/Z188X2WXIpg

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COVID-19 Red Light Setting Gala Awards Dinner Update

4/02/2022 Kia ora koutou,After careful consideration, the RNZIH Education Trust has made the decision to proceed with the practical parts of the competition of the Young Horticulturist of the Year Event on February 22nd and 23rd but it has been decided that it is not safe to host the Gala Awards Dinner.While this is disappointing for some, the COVID-19 challenges and potential risks, have driven this decision.  For those who have already purchased dinner tickets, our team will b in tou...

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COVID-19 Red Light Competition Update

28/01/2022Following the Government's announcement moving Aotearoa into the 'red light' of the Government's COVID-19 Protection Framework, the RNZIH Educational Trust is continuing to assess and monitor the situation in relation to the Young Horticulturist of the Year event on February 22nd and 23rd.At this stage, we are planning to hold the event, but advise this is an evolving issue which may require revising our position and/or the advertised competition format, as new information arises.The h...

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Five months on - 2021 Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year National Final set to go ahead

It may be five months later than planned, but it's on! Due to the sudden and extended Delta lockdown the 2021 Corteva Young Viticulturist of the Year Competition, just one week away from taking place in August, is set to finally go ahead on Thursday 27th January 2022. It will take place at Indevin's Bankhouse Vineyard in Marlborough and the national winner will be announced at the Awards Dinner the same night."We're excited and relieved that we can finally go ahead with the competition" say...

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RNZIH Trust Board Treasurer Wanted!

The RNZIH Education Trust is looking for a Treasurer. This role will include tasks such as GST returns, creating yearly budgets, monthly accounts, charities register and year end accounts. The Trust meets for two hours on the third Thursday of each month, at the Auckland Botanic Gardens.If you would like more information or would like to apply please email Hayley on event.manager@younghort.co.nz.

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New Zealand Arboricultural Association joins Young Horticulturist Competition

It is so exciting for our Competition to now have the New Zealand Arboricultural Association involved in our competition this year! Martin Manea is the New Arborist finalist who will be competing alongside our other sector finalists for the title of Young Horticulturist of the Year. Be sure to read this great article in the Tree Matters magazine for more: https://edition.pagesuite.com/.../production/default.aspx...

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Young Grower of the Year 2021

A big Congratulations to Melissa who recently won the Young Grower of the Year 2021 Competition. Melissa will be representing Horticulture NZ at the Young Horticulturist Competition in February 2022.We look forward to seeing Melissa and wish her all the best of luck along with all the other competitors.Check out this link for more on Melissa: https://industry.nzavocado.co.nz/young-grower-winner/ 

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Young Horticulturist Newsletter October 2021

Welcome to our October NewsletterThe 2021 Young Horticulturist CompetitionThe Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust, are pleased to announce new dates for the 2021 Young Horticulturist Competition, where we will also be celebrating our 17th year.The NEW Grand Final dates are set for:Day 1: Tuesday 22nd February 2022 Business Components Day @ New Zealand Bloodstock Centre, Karaka, AucklandDay 2: Wednesday 23rd February 2022 Practical Activities Day ...

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NEW 2022 NEW DATE for 2021 Young Horticulturist Competition

The Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust, are pleased to announce final new dates for the 2021 Young Horticulturist Competition, where we will also be celebrating our 17th year.The NEW 2022 NEW DATE Grand Final dates are set for: Day 1: Tuesday 22nd February 2022Business Components Day @ New Zealand Bloodstock Centre, Karaka, Auckland Day 2: Wednesday 23rd February 2022Practical Activities Day @ New Zealand Bloodstock Centre, Karaka, Auckland ...

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Young Landscaper of the Year 2021

We are thrilled that Hayden Parker will be joining our finalists as the Young Landscaper representative from the Registered Master Landscapers New Zealand.Hayden works for Morgan & Pollard Landscapes in Christchurch.Welcome to the competition Hayden, we look forward to seeing you compete in this years competition and wish you all the best.

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Young Amenity of the Year 2021

Introducing Tim Cooper. National Finalist for our Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition 2021 representing Amenity Horticulture supported by NZ Recreation Association.Tim is employed at Bluestone Gardeners & Nursery in Dunedin.Welcome to the competition Tim, we look forward to seeing you compete in the 2021 Young Horticulturist Competition in November/December and wish you all the best of luck!

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Young Viticulturist of the Year 2020

Congratulations to Rhys Hall who is the 2020 Young Viticulturist winner who will be representing New Zealand Wine as our Young Viticulturist at the 2021 Young Horticulturist competition.Rhys is employed as the Assistant Manager at Indevin Bankhouse in Marlborough.Check out this Article for more:Hard Graft sees Marlborough Viticulturist Vying for High HonorsBest wishes to you Rhys for the Competition in November/December this year.

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Grand Final - Early Bird Tickets Available Now!

Early Bird Tickets for the 2021 Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition Grand Final, Gala Awards Dinner and Awards Ceremony are on sale now!! These tickets are $175.00 or $1,750.00 for tables of 10, from now until the 1st November 2021. Tickets will then increase to $185.00 each or $1,850.00 for tables of 10.Get your Tickets now from: AWARDS DINNER TICKETS 

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New Date for Young Horticulturist of the Year Final

The Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust, are pleased to announce new dates for the 2021 Young Horticulturist Competition, where we will also be celebrating our 17th year. The NEW Grand Final dates are set for:- Day 1: Tuesday 30th November; Practical Components Day @ New Zealand Bloodstock Centre, Karaka, Auckland- Day 2: Wednesday 1st December; Business Components Day @ New Zealand Bloodstock Centre, Karaka, AucklandNEW DATE - 2021 Young Horticulturist Competiti...

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New Arborist of the Year

A huge Congratulations to Martin Manea who won the New Arborist of the Year Title and will be joining our Young Horticulturist Competition 2021.Martin is employed as an arborist at the Wellington City Council. We look forward to seeing you compete in the 2021 Young Horticulturist Competition in November and wish you the best of luck!

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Young Flower Grower of the Year 2021

Introducing Rudrik TripathiNational Finalist for our Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition 2021 representing Florists NZ Incorporated (FLONZI).Rudrik is employed in a management role with Bloominghill Flowers Pukekohe, Auckland. Rudrik brings enthusiasm and skill in the importance of growing a healthy crop, coupled with his three years of experience in Floriculture.Welcome to the competition Rudrik, we look forward to seeing you compete in the 2021 Young Horticulturist Competition in...

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Young Achiever of the year 2021

A huge congratulations to Danielle who is the Young Achiever finalist who will be representing NZPPI at the 2021 Young Horticulturist Competition! We look forward to seeing Danielle in November and wish her the best of luck along with all the other competitors.See link below for more information about Danielle and the competition:https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/mangawhais-dani-mcbride-is-finalist-in-the-young-horticulturist-competition/WOZMDMFCQKTVGNMQXLVLPJPTII/ 

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Young Horticulturist Professional Development Day 2021

A huge thank you to all the 2019 Young Horticulturist Competition Finalists, Trust Members, Speakers and Sponsors who attended the Professional Development Day on the 13th of May. This event was held at the Auckland Botanic Gardens and is a one day event where the Finalist network, hear presentations & receive leadership training such as personality profiling & goal setting.We received some great feedback from the finalists that attended our Professional Development Day - here are a few comments...

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Young Horticulturist Newsletter June 2021

Welcome to our June NewsletterThe 2021 Young Horticulturist CompetitionThe Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust are pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Young Horticulturist Competition, where we will also be celebrating our 16th year. Due to Covid 2020 we did not end up holding our 2020 Competition however are geared up and ready for a successful 2021.The Grand Final dates are set for: Day 1: Wednesday 3rd November ...

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