The Hawke’s Bay Young Fruit Grower competition aims to inspire and acknowledge the talents of young people employed in the fruit sectors in the Hawke’s Bay.


Competitors demonstrate their practical skills at eight stations during the

National Horticulture Field Day, followed by a Dinner event where they participate in a quiz and present a speech on a given topic to the audience.



 2019 Competition


If you currently working in the Hawke's Bay fruit industry, will be under the age of 30 in December 2019 and have three years industry experience and are interested in entering the competition in 2019


find out more about the competition


Download a copy of the flyer and entry form here: 


 HB Young Fruitgrower of the Year flyer and  entry form


or contact Dianne Vesty


Ph 06 870 8541

or email:


be sure to enter early!


to view information on past winners Click Here








Entries are now open for the 2019 Competition



The Competition


will be held in conjunction with:



Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June 2019





  Competition Final and Dinner:

 Friday 28th June from 6.00pm

at the Napier Conference Centre, Marine Parade, Napier


Corporate tables and individual bookings available

All booking enquiries can be made by emailing

Dianne at:

PO Box 689, Hastings Phone:+64 (6) 870 8541 eMail:
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