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Large Northland berry farm takes shape

Flashback to our 2014 winner Patrick Malley!! Patrick is the Project Leader in a 10 hectare berry fruit production near Kaikohe using large scale hydroponics. We really enjoy following our past finalists and checking in with them to see where their careers are taking them. Congratulations Patrick and the Malley family on this achievement!! Please check out this article to find out more about the project: https://farmersweekly.co.nz/.../large-northland-berry...

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Young Landscaper of the Year 2021

What an exciting night tonight celebrating the Young Landscaper of the Year in Christchurch!This industry has certainly flourished during the last 12 months and it is wonderful to see the biggest number of finalists in the history of the Competition competing for the title! (13)Congratulations to Tama Ritter from Central Otago for taking out the prestigious award! We will see you at our Young Horticulturist Competition later this year!

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Ahuwhenua Trophy 2020 Winner Announced

The winner of the inaugural Ahuwhenua Trophy Excellence in Māori Horticulture Award 2020 is Te Kaha 15B Hineora Orchard.Hineora Orchard is a Māori freehold land block located in the Eastern Bay of Plenty township of Te Kaha, 65km east of Ōpōtiki.The announcement was made on 20 November by Her Excellency, the Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy at a special awards function in Rotorua attended by 750 people, including Ministers, other politicians and dignitaries, agribusiness leaders and whānau.The two ...

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Ahuwhenua Young Maori Grower Award Also Announced

The winner of the inaugural Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower Award is 26-year-old Maatutaera Akonga.Maatutaera is of Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungungu descent and is senior leading hand at Llewellyn Horticulture based in Hastings.The two other finalists in the competition were 24-year-old Brandon Cross of Tauranga, who works as trainee orchard manager for the large kiwifruit orchard management and post-harvest company Seeka; and 25-year-old Finnisha Tuhiwai, who is packhouse manager for M...

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