The 2024 Pukekohe Young Grower of the year competition will be held on Friday, 17 May 2024
The 2023 Pukekohe Young Grower of the Year competition was held on Friday, 19 May.
The competition is open to both commercial fruit and vegetable growers from the Pukekohe region. Contestants will be tested on a range of theoretical and practical modules designed to test their horticultural skills and knowledge. The gala dinner will round off the day's activities with speeches from each contestant and the announcement of the 2023 Pukekohe Young Grower of the Year winner.
This years winner, Taylor Leabourn, will go on to represent Pukekohe in the Young Grower of the Year National Final on 4-5 October 2023 in Pukekohe.
2023 Pukekohe contestants
Agronomist - Woodhaven Gardens
Business Development Manager - Dhindsa Farm Ltd
Glasshouse Technician - T&G
Machinery Operator - Hira Bhana
Crop Production Manager - Desloe Produce Ltd
Orchard Manager - Punchbowl
Agronomist - Leaderbrand
Assistant Grower - Gourmet Waiuku Ltd