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Winning Dairy Trainees Announced

5 April 2006
Winning Dairy Trainees Announced

Eight regional dairy trainees have won a 10-day study tour to Australia.

The winning dairy trainees are recipients of the inaugural Dairy Trainee of the Year award created by Dairy Farmers of New Zealand, the dairy industry group of Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc).

“The standard of applications was very high, with all applicants showing significant achievements, and a strong dedication to their industry and local communities, said Ray Simpson, vice chairman of Dairy Farmers of New Zealand.

“While the high calibre of entrants made the selection process very difficult, it is encouraging to see that the dairy industry’s future is in good hands, “said Mr Simpson.

The regional winners are:

Duncan Bayne from Whangarei representing the Northern region,
Aaron Olesen from Otorohanga representing the West Waikato region,
Rachelle Seddon from Morrinsville representing the East Waikato region,
Lechelle Wilson from Taupo representing the Central region,
Tony Miles from Patea representing the Taranaki region,
Kathryn Jenkinson from Tutira, Hawkes Bay representing the Manawatu/ Rangitikei region,
Phillip Colombus from Rakaia representing the Upper South Island region,
Matthew Catley from Geraldine representing the Lower South Island region.

The eight winners leave next month accompanied by John and Bev Sanford from Thames. John is the president of Hauraki/Coromandel Federated Farmers.

The Dairy Trainee of the Year competition is proudly supported by Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc), Dairy InSight and Waikato Federated Farmers Charitable Trust.


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