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Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower
PO Box 4246
Mount Maunganui South 3149



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PO Box 4246
Mount Maunganui South 3149
New Zealand

0800 232 505



The 2019 Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower Competition

Competition Day - Saturday 9 February at the Te Puke A&P Show

Gala Dinner - Wednesday 13 February at trustpower Arena, Mount Maunganui

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Gala Dinner Tickets Now On Sale!

Entertainer Extraordinaire Jackie Clarke will be the MC

Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Growers Upskilling Incorporated Society is proud to present the region’s most exciting horticultural event – The 2019 Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower Competition.  This high-profile competition is open to horticulturalists who are 30 years and under and is entered by some of the industry’s finest young future leaders from the Bay of Plenty.

The competition will take place from 9am to 3pm at the ‘Horticulture Village’ at the Te Puke A&P show and will feature a series of practical and theory activities to test contestants’ skills and abilities in a competitive and fast-paced environment.

The day competition will be followed by a Gala Dinner and Awards Evening on Wednesday 13th February at Trustpower Arena in Mount Maunganui. The MC for the Evening Gala Dinner will be entertainer extraordinaire Jackie Clarke who is sure to bring a smile to the face of even the most nervous of contestants.

This is going to be a great event- book your tickets now before they sell out!

Gala Dinner tickets are available to purchase at:

  • Tickets are $90 and tables of 10 are available. 

  • Dinner commences at 5.30pm

  • Dress code: Tidy

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Sponsorship & Contestant Entry Forms Available!

2019 Contestant Entry Form here

2019 Contestant Information Form here

2019 Sponsorship Proposal here

2019 Welcome Drink Expressions of Interest Form here


Thinking of Entering the 2019 competition?

Check out what 2018’s Bay of Plenty Young Fruit Grower winner, Danni van der Heijden, has to say about her experience…

Tell us about your experience participating in the 2018 BOP Young Fruit Grower competition..

“The BOP Young Fruit Grower Competition was a fantastic experience, preparation for the competition encouraged me to learn more about the practical side of growing Avocados and Kiwifruit such as; chainsaw maintenance, injecting avocados and tractor driving. The competition also helped to increase my confidence when speaking in front of a large number of people, and I believe this helped with the speaking aspects of the national competition.”

What do contestants get out of this event?

“The opportunity to learn about other aspects of the industry, speech and media training, the experience of speaking in front of a large audience and to meet and get to know other young people in the industry.”

Why is this event important to the industry?

“The event is important to increase the visibility of the horticulture industry, particularly to young people. It also brings people from different parts of the industry together for a common cause.”

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

“Participating is a great opportunity, you learn a lot, are exposed to parts of the industry you may not experience otherwise and you meet lots of great people. Give it a go!!”


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