Winner: Shanna Hickling (Gisborne, New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated)
Second: Tim Adams (Waiheke, New Zealand Winegrowers)
Third: Pippa Lucas (Auckland, New Zealand Recreation Association)
Winner: Andrew Hutchinson (Pukekohe, Horticulture NZ)
Second: Jeanette Barker (Auckland, New Zealand Recreation Association)
Third: Paul Southan (Auckland, Landscaping New Zealand)
Winner: Caleb Dennis (NZ Winegrowers)
Caleb is the Group Technical Officer for Craggy Range vineyards and is based in the Hawkes Bay.
Second: Tom Ferguson (Nursery and Garden Industry New Zealand)
Tom is a retail sales consultant at Southern Woods nursery in Christchurch.
Third: Karl Noldan (Amenity Horticulture supported by NZ Recreation Association)
Karl is the Curator of the Main Gardens at Wellington Botanic Gardens.
Winner: Patrick Malley (Horticulture New Zealand). Patrick co-owns a kiwifruit and avocado orchard in Northland.
Second: Paul Robinson (NZ Winegrowers). Paul manages 160ha at Villa Maria vineyards in the Hawkes Bay.
Third: Nicolas Muir (Landscape New Zealand). Nic's with Artworks Landscapes Christchurch.
Winner: Kelly Jean Kerr (NGINZ). Kelly Jean is a senior sales assistant at Springvale Garden Centre in Wanganui.
Second: Eliza Whalley (NZ Recreation Ass’n-Parks and Gardens). A collections specialist for Downers, a company that contracts to Hutt City Council in Wellington.
Third: Ben James (Horticulture NZ). A foreman for Mr Apple managing apple and pear orchards in the Hawkes Bay.
Winner: Braden Crosby (NZ Winegrowers). A viticulturist and winegrower for Borthwick Estate located in Carterton.
Second: Andrew Scott (Horticulture NZ). Andrew is an operations manager for Hewson Farms, Ashburton ( process potato, onion and mixed cropping farm).
Third: Karl Noldan (NZ Recreation Ass’n) is a team leader and curator for shrubs at the Wellington Botanic Gardens.
Winner: Ben Smith (Horticulture NZ). A procurement manager for Status Produce a subsidiary of T&G.
Second: Rangi Green (NZ Recreation Ass’n). An amenity gardener at the Auckland Botanic Gardens, Auckland.
Third: Paul Southan (Landscaping NZ). A foreman for Humphreys Landscaping in Auckland.
Winner: Stuart Dudley (NZ Winegrowers) a Marlborough Viticulturist for Villa Maria Estate.
Second: Dave Harris (NGIA) Production Manager at Thirkettle Nurseries in Nelson. A 12-hectare nursery specialises in a wide spectrum of container plants, from fruit trees to camellias.
Third: Gareth Holder (Vege sector Hort NZ) ), is a technical field consultant for Abron Ltd, in the area of biological agriculture with a focus is on soil health, fertility and plant nutrients, in the Hawkes Bay.
Winner: Caine Thompson (NZ Winegrowers) is the Managing Director for Pyramid Valley Wines, North Canterbury.
Second: Erin Farrow (Landscaping NZ) a self-employed landscaper in Auckland.
Third: Pip McVicar (NGIA) a nursery manager specialising in ornamental conifer and shelter trees, Conifer Grove, New Plymouth.
Winner: Jason Greene (NGIA), sales manager for Rainbow Park Nurseries.
Second: Jim Smith (Fruit sector Hort NZ) technical manager for Satara packhouses and orchards in the Tauranga region. Now working at Seeka Industries.
Third: Toby Potter (Vege sector Hort NZ) employed by Ginseng Growers in Te Puke, is now working for Aerocool, Te Puke.
Winner: Emma Taylor (NZ Winegrowers) is the company viticulturist with Villa Maria, Napier. Currently working part time on projects for Villa Maria and is a mother.
Second: Robert Humphries (Fruit sector Hort NZ) is an assistant site manager for Seeka Kiwifruit Industries Limited, Te Puke.
Third: Gavin Lodge (Landscaping NZ) works for Ground FX, a small landscape planning and garden development firm in Te Awamutu
Winner: Marcus Wickham (NZ Winegrowers) a national vineyard manager for New Zealand Vineyard Estates (merged with Waipara Hills Wine Estate) owned vineyards and contract growers. He now owns a company specializing in equipment to mechanize vineyard pruning.
Second: Gareth Holder (Vegetable sector Hort NZ) cropping field manager for J.M. Bostock Ltd in Hastings. Currently a technical field consultant for Abron Ltd, in the area of biological agriculture with a focus is on soil health, fertility and plant nutrients, in the Hawkes Bay.
Third: Carl Jaunay owns and operates his standard cymbidium orchid export business from 3,000 sq metres of glasshouses in Hikurangi, Northland.
Winner: Dean Astill, fresh produce exporter for Turners and Growers in the Hawkes Bay. Dean received a sponsored place on the AGMARDT FAME course in 2007. Dean is now operates his own fresh produce company from the Hawkes Bay with a colleague from T&G.
Second: Paul Jameson, Nursery Manager for Waimea Nurseries, Nelson. He is responsible for up to 100 staff and producing around 500,000 fruit trees and 100,000 ornamentals annually.
Third: Nikki Taylor (NZ Rec Ass’n- Amenity Horticulture). Now a mother and a part time lecturer at MIT School of Horticulture.
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