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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. 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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RNZIH Trust Board Secretary Wanted!

The RNZIH Education Trust is looking for someone who is passionate about horticulture and who can add to the great skill set of our organizing team, as our new Secretary. 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. The Young Horticulturist Competition is a yearly competition that brings together all sectors of horticulture. Win...

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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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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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