Welcome to our October Newsletter

The 2021 Young Horticulturist Competition

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 22nd February 2022 Business Components Day @ New Zealand Bloodstock Centre, Karaka, Auckland

Day 2: Wednesday 23rd February 2022 Practical Activities Day @ New Zealand Bloodstock Centre, Karaka, Auckland         

NEW DATE - 2021 Young Horticulturist Competition Awards Dinner:
Wednesday 23rdFebruary 2022 @ New Zealand Bloodstock Centre, Karaka, Auckland

Gala Awards Dinner Tickets:

Early bird tickets are available from Eventbrite.co.nz. This will be on our website, Facebook & Instagram pages alongside a link. Early Bird tickets have been priced at $175.00 per person, $1,750.00 per table of 10. Due to the postponement in the Competition, Early bird tickets will now be available until the 21st January 2022. Tickets sold after this date will be available for $185.00 per person, $1,850.00 per table of 10.

Orientation Day:

On Friday 15thOctober, we held an online Orientation Day to Launch the 2021 Competition for our 2021 finalists. Our first online Orientation Day was a great success and all finalists so far were able to attend along with all our presenters.

Thank you to our Community of Supporters for 2021

The Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust would like to sincerely thank the following companies for their continued support and we are looking forward to working with this year.

Young Horticulturist Competition Official Partners: T&G Fresh, Fruitfed Supplies, Countdown.

Young Horticulturist Competition Supporters: Bayer New Zealand, Primary ITO, Trillian Trust, Horticentre Charitable Trust, ANZ.

Young Horticulturist Competition Affiliated Supporters: Massey University, ICL Specialty Fertilisers, Norwood Industries, Dalton International Ltd, Safeworx.

Friends to the Competition: Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture, Luijten Landscapes, Cornwall Park Trust, Bev McConnell, Aorangi Merchants, Roots Shoots & Fruits, Auckland Botanic Gardens, NZIHAS, Biostart, Villa Maria, Kiwiflora, Bahco, Outback Trading Company, Watties, NZ Gardener, Hill Laboratories, Hort News.

Goodie Bag Sponsors: Bahco, Silex Tools, Villa Maria, ICL, NZ Gardener, Rural News, Massey University, Fruitfed Supplies, Ayrlies Garden, Outback Trading, Bayer New Zealand.

NZ Winegrowers Regional Competitions

Congratulations to Rhys Hall who will represent the NZ Winegrowers for our 2021 Young Horticulturist of the Year event. Rhys was the 2020 NZ Young Viticulturist of the Year.

Due to the current lockdown the NZ Winegrowers 2021 National Final has been postponed until the 27thJanuary 2022.

NZ New Arborist Of The Year Competitions

Congratulations to Martin Manea who will represent the NZ New Arborist for our 2021 Young Horticulturist of the Year event next year.

Due to the  current lockdown the New Arb event has now been postponed until 12th March 2022.

NZPPI Young Achiever Competitions

Congratulations to Danielle McBride who will represent the NZPPI Young Achiever.

NZ Young Amenity Horticulturist of the Year Competitions

Congratulations to Timmy Cooper (pictured right) who will represent the Young Amenity Horticulturist.

Floristry NZ & NZ Flower Growers Inc. Competitions

Congratulations to Rudrik Tripathi (pictured left) who will represent Florist NZ Incorporated (Flonzi).

NZ Young Landscaper Of The Year Competition

Congratulations to Hayden Parker (pictured right) who will represent the Young Landscaper.

NZ Young Fruit & Vegetable Grower Competitions

The Young Grower of The Year Final has been postponed to the 20th & 21stOctober 2021 at the Lower Hutt Events Centre, Wellington.

Event Manager Update

Hayley Govorko and her team have been working remotely, like a huge amount of our sectors, finalists and supporters, during this latest Lockdown. We don’t want to lose momentum and we need to be available to all our finalists, as well as supporters at this time.

The team have been busy rescheduling dates and working with all involved to make sure the Competition is well managed and coordinated this year, even when we know things may look a little different!

We are thrilled to be able to confirm new dates and still support all finalists and their sectors with their final Competitions as well.

We continue to work closely with all the RNZIH Education Trust members, to look at exciting new ideas for the 2021 Competition and can’t wait to see everyone in February 2022!

To support the Competition, the RNZIH Education Trust welcomes any donations to assist this important and very worthwhile initiative, in the Horticulture Industry. Donations will assist with the costs to run the Competition each year.  Individuals or companies interested in supporting the Competition please contact Hayley.

Posts of photos, videos and news regarding our finalists is being promoted on the Young Hort Facebook page and through Instagram on a regular basis.

Please visit and follow our page for updates on www.facebook.com/YoungHortNZ

You can contact Hayley and the team anytime on: event.manager@younghort.co.nz or (09) 2947129 or (027) 2100736

The Competition is managed by the Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust.