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PO Box 4246
Mount Maunganui South 3149
New Zealand

0800 232 505


the bay of plenty young fruit grower competition-10th feb 2018 & Gala Dinner-15th Feb 2018

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Contestant Entries  Are Now Open!

See below for details

details have been confirmed!

The BOPYFG Competition will once again be joining forces with the Te Puke A&P Show to deliver a fun-filled and challenging full day event on Saturday 10 February 2018. The second element of the competition, the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony, will take place on Thursday 15 February 2018 at ASB Arena in Mount Maunganui.

sponsor the competition:

Sponsors are now being sought for this exciting event and there are several sponsorship opportunities available for industry partners. For more information, download the 2018 Sponsorship Proposal by clicking on the button below.

compete in the competition:

The organising committee are now on the hunt for talented young horticulturalists to take part in the event. There are many benefits to competing in the BOPFYG competition. Check out the 2018 Contestant Information flier here and download the entry form by clicking on the button below. Also, check out what Erin Atkinson (2017's winner) had to say about her experience participating in the competition!

 Q & A’s with Erin Atkinson

Tell us about your experience participating in the BOPYFG competition:

I thoroughly enjoyed competing in the BOPYFG, it was a great way to meet new people and challenge myself on various different levels. It helped to progress my public speaking skills and also challenged me in the practical areas. It was an all-round fun day and an amazing opportunity.

What do contestants get out of this event?

It's is a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals from our industry and share in a unique experience. It’s also a great way to build relationships within the industry while having some fun!

Why is this event important to the industry?

It highlights and showcases the talent we have in the industry, and it is a good way to challenge and grow our young fruit growers. It provides opportunities to help with further career development and is a great way to network.

What would you say to anyone that is considering entering this competition?

Give it a go, enjoy the experience and don't be disheartened if you don't place first time round. It's a great learning opportunity, have fun!

Congratulations to Erin for taking out the national title of Young Grower of the Year. you can read all about it here.

“This competition develops skills and fosters leadership. Today’s competitors are a great example of young people who are passionate about the industry’s future and their role in it.” Mike Chapman, CEO of Horticulture NZ


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2017 competition activities !


DAY practical events

  • Mayston Partners Ltd - Orchard Profitability Quiz
  • New Zealand Avocado - Seedling Planting Challenge
  • Capital Tractors - Orchard Tractor Proficiency
  • Farmlands - Crop Protection: Health & Safety, Knowledge of Industry Standards and Agrichemical Use
  • KVH - Biosecurity Test
  • Horticentre - Calibrate a Knapsack Sprayer
  • Pacific Coast Technical Institute - Land Based Vehicle and Technology Challenge

evening Gala dinner

  • Networking and welcome drink
  • Welcome by MC, Rudd Kleintpaste aka 'The Bug Man'
  • Contestant speech competition
  • Addresses by GOLD sponsors Zespri, GPS-IT, EastPack and Eurofins
  • Award presentations and announcement of 2017 Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower Winner

thanks to our 2017 Sponsors:





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