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Silver Secateurs Winners Announced

For Immediate Release
29 August 2005

Silver Secateurs Winners Announced

Finals of the national Silver Secateurs grapevine pruning competition were held at the Allied Domecq’s Patutahi Estate in Gisborne on Saturday 29 August with regional winners competing in the event.

The Silver Secateurs are conducted as part of the wine industry’s annual Bragato Conference which this year saw over 600 growers, winemakers, researchers and marketers gather in Gisborne, August 24 - 27.

Winners of the Silver Secateurs events were:

- Individual Pruning – Aranna Paul of Hawke’s Bay

- Individual Tying – Alf Peachey of Gisborne

- Team event – Corey Mortimer, Val Manson, and George Barrett of Marlborough.

A full list of place getters in each of the events is attached.



NATIONAL FINALS at Romeo Bragato Conference

SATURDAY 27 AUGUST 2005 at Allied Domecq Patutahi Estate, Gisborne

Individual Pruning:

1st Aranna Paul Hawke’s Bay Winner of $1,000 Travel
2nd James Waititi Gisborne
3rd Tere Poa Marlborough

Individual Tying:

1st Alf Peachey Gisborne
2nd Rory McEnroe Waipara
3rd Kyrstal McGregor Marlborough

Team Event:

1st Marlborough Winegrowers 2 Marlborough Corey Mortimer
Val Manson
George Barrett
2nd Martinborough Vineyard Wellington Paula Namana
Gordon MacGregor
Adam Stephen

3rd Gisborne BMG Gisborne Chris Puhia
Anne Sartor
Joe Hills

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