16 February 2017
The next round of the 2017 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards regional finalists have been announced.
Auckland/Hauraki, Waikato and Bay of Plenty announced their finalists this week, after completion of the preliminary judging.
The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are supported by national sponsors Westpac, DairyNZ, DeLaval, Ecolab, Federated Farmers, Fonterra Farm Source, Honda Motorcycles, LIC, Meridian Energy, and Ravensdown, along with industry partner Primary ITO.
General Manager Chris Keeping says judges have been extremely impressed with the quality of entrants this year.
“The Dairy Industry Awards aren’t just about winning, they are about education, networking and growth. There is a vibrant and positive feel about the dairy industry in New Zealand at the moment, and the high-standard of entrants that we are seeing reflects that attitude.”
Regional winners will be announced at Regional Awards Dinners around New Zealand. Tickets are still available for these dinners and can be ordered online at this website.
Regional Winners progress to the National Final and are judged by a national judging team to determine the national winners and placegetters of each competition. National winners will be announced on Saturday 6 May 2017 at Sky City Auckland.
AUCKLAND/HAURAKI FINALISTS: (Winners announced Awards Dinner 9 March 2017)
Auckland/Hauraki Dairy Trainee of the Year finalists:
Auckland/Hauraki Dairy Manager of the Year finalists:
Ashley des Landes
Jacqui Rutherfurd & Robbie Morritt
Auckland/Hauraki Share Farmer of the Year finalists:
Fraser & Amber Carpenter
Vijay & Dipika Patil
WAIKATO FINALISTS: (Winners announced Awards Dinner March 10th 2017)
Waikato Dairy Trainee of the Year finalists:
Waikato Dairy Manager of the Year finalists:
Waikato Share Farmer of the Year finalists:
John & Kathryn Blythe
Jason & Jessica Brown
Eoin O'Mahony & Sian Cecil
Phillip van Heuven
Glenn van Heuven & Georgie Cameron
BAY OF PLENTY FINALISTS: (Winners announced March 13th 2017)
Bay of Plenty Dairy Trainee of the Year finalists:
Bay of Plenty Dairy Manager of the Year finalists:
Hayden & Linda McCartie
Bay of Plenty Share Farmer of the Year finalists:
Cameron and Marg Bierre
Casey Brown and Fran Walker
Josh and Shaz Cozens