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NZ Gardener 2008 Gardener of the Year

24 June 2008

NZ Gardener 2008 Gardener of the Year - Final call for entries

With only a few days to go in the $20,000 search for the NZ Gardener 2008 Gardener of the Year, Kiwis are being urged to nominate the most passionate gardener they know.

The competition aims to recognise and reward the nation’s unsung horticultural heroes by unearthing 15 regional champions in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Taranaki, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago and Southland.

“We’re looking for keen Kiwi gardeners who go out of their way to encourage others to get growing – and who deserve recognition for their community spirit,” says NZ Gardener editor Lynda Hallinan.

Nominations close on 30 June, with each regional winner taking home a $1000 prize package. The overall winner, as decided by a public vote, scoops $5,000 to spend at Bunnings Warehouse and a luxury trip for two to Hunter’s Garden Marlborough in November.
Last year’s inaugural NZ Gardener 2007 Gardener of the Year competition was won by retired Waikato minister Trevor Bennett, who raised over $50,000 for charity by growing thousands of plants.

For full competition details, see the June issue of NZ Gardener magazine, on sale now. Nominations close on 30 June 2008.

How to enter the 2008 NZ Gardener of the Year competition - Send a letter to NZ Gardener to nominate the most passionate gardener in your region. Detail why they’d make a worthy winner and don’t forget to include your name and phone number, plus contact details for the person you’ve nominated. Entries close on 30 June 2008.

Nominations can be sent to NZ Gardener 2008 Gardener of the Year, PO Box 6341, Wellesley St, Auckland, or email:


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