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Young Horticulturist competition 2015 Grand Final next week

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From: Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust
Date: 5 November 2015

‘Young Horticulturist’ competition 2015 Grand Final next week

The six finalists in this year’s ‘Young Horticulturist of the Year 2015 Competition’ will face off in the grand final showdown between small town New Zealand and the country’s big three cities in Auckland next week.
The finalists – all winners of their respective horticulture sectors – will compete in the Young Horticulturist of the Year 2015 Competition’ grand final held over the two days of November 11 and 12, at the Auckland Botanic Gardens in Manurewa.

They are:

1. Hamish Gates, Pukekohe, winner of the Young Grower of the Year and representing Horticulture New Zealand.
2. Kat Rennie, Christchurch, Young Florist of the Year winner, representing Floristry NZ Inc. and NZ Flower Growers Inc.
3. Tom Ferguson, Rolleston, HortFert Young Achiever of the Year winner, representing the Nursery and Garden Industry of New Zealand.
4. Karl Nolan, Wellington, Young Amenity Horticulturist of the Year winner, representing Amenity Horticulture supported by the New Zealand Recreation Association.
5. Stefan Scott, Auckland, winner of Young Landscaper of the Year, representing Landscaping New Zealand.
6. Caleb Dennis, Havelock North, Young Viticulturist of the Year winner, representing New Zealand Winegrowers.

The finalists (all 30 years and under) will compete for a prize pool of over $40,000 that includes a $7,500 travel and accommodation package and a $5,500 Massey University study scholarship and travel.

The Young Horticulturist of the Year competition is made possible through the generous support of: Young Horticulturist of the Year 2015 competition partners AGMARDT, T&G and Fruitfed Supplies.

Young Horticulturist of the Year Supporters are Bayer CropScience, Massey University, Primary ITO, Countdown, NZ Gardener Magazine and Trillian Trust.

For more information about how to enter, visit www.younghort.co.nz for more information
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