The 2023 Young Grower of the Year has finished. Keep an eye out for information on the 2024 competition coming soon!

2023 Competition Details

Wednesday 4th October

Competition day

Location:      Pukekohe Indian Association Events Centre

9.30am:        Contestants and module providers' morning tea and briefing

10.30am:      Competition officially begins
                       (Each module will run for approximately 25mins)

1.00pm:        Lunch 

1.45pm:        Hortisports

2.15pm:        Modules resume

3.45pm:        Competition ends


  * Above times are subject to change




Thursday 5th October: 

Leadership panel and awards dinner

Location:     Pukekohe Indian Association Events Centre

                       59 Ward Street

                       Pukekohe 2120

4.30pm:       Ballance leadership panel 

5.30pm:       Pre-dinner drinks and canap├ęs 

6.30pm:       Awards Dinner and FMG speech competition


  * Please check back for exact awards dinner timings




2023 Prize package

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2023 National final recap

The 2022 Young Grower of the Year National Final was a great success. Finalists took part in a series of practical and theoretical at the Indian Association Events Centre in Pukekohe, testing their horticultural skills and knowledge base.

Hundreds of delegates attended day two of the event, where contestants participated in the Ballance Leadership panel and delivered their speeches at the Awards dinner.

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