2023 Hawke’s Bay Young Fruit Grower Finalists

Congratulations to the eight finalists selected for this year’s Young Fruit Grower competition!
The finalists  are (left to right):

  • Jan Buter – T&G Global,
  • Karlee Ringia – Kiwi Crunch,
  • Nga Stanley – Craigmore Sustainables,
  • Sven Borgstrom – Rockit Management Services,
  • Danielle Sammons – Johnny Appleseed,
  • Ben Jarvis – Mr Apple,
  • William Horsefield – Rockit Management Services,
  • Shaye Tamatoa – Kiwi Crunch

We are incredibly pleased to be a Premium Sponsor of this fantastic competition promoting excellence in the industry!

Key YFG Event Dates – Mark these dates in your calendar!


7:30-8:00am :Mihi whakatau and karakia, Lindisfarne College Chapel, Hastings

8:30-4:00pm: Day Competition, Ranui Field, Lyndhurst Road, Hastings

1:00- 1:25pm: Craigmore Sustainables Hortisports Competition, Ranui Field

3:00-4:00pm: Hurford Parker Tug of War Competition, Ranui Field



12:00 -1:00pm: Leadership Panel, Toitoi Arts & Events Centre, Hastings

6:00pm: Awards Dinner and Speech Contest,  Toitoi Arts & Events Centre, Hastings