Wairarapa News : March 13th 2013
33 WAIRARAPA NEWS, MARCH 13, 2013 5235574AA 0800 104 103 Cnr Dixon & Harlequin Streets, Masterton firstname.lastname@example.org www.eastwoodmotorgroup.co.nz WE ARE BRINGING THE FIELD DAYS TO YOU WITH Shop local and support your community On all new UTES NEW LEADER OF THE HERD NO1 OFF ROAD: Isuzu D-Max recently rated best off road ute on the market by NZ 4WD Magazine, plus in top 3 overall & best priced PLUS BONUS $2,000 FREE STIHL PRODUCT on selected new Hyundai, Kia & Isuzu utes Proudly supplied by Stihl Shop Master ton & Greytown Hyundai Santa Fe Kia Sorento R 5237607AA NEW ZEALAND DAIRY INDUSTRY AWARDS Wairarapa/Hawke's Bay Regional Final 2013 Tight contest for dairy awards Conveners: Hawke's Bay Wairarapa Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year winners in 2010 Clarence and Elise Stolte are the conveners for this year's competition. MORE REWARDS ON OFFER TO WINNERS A large prize pool and further recognition await the three 2013 Hawke's Bay Wairarapa Dairy Industry Awards winners, who will progress to the national finals in Wellington on May 24. The trio will line up against other sharemilker/equity farmer, farm manager and dairy trainee regional finalists to determine who will take home the prizes, worth more than $140,000, and national honours. The prize pool for the 2013 New Zealand Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year is valued at $83,000 with the winner taking home prizes worth nearly $36,000. The runner-up will receive $16,000 in prizes and the third placegetter will take home prizes valued at more than $11,000. A further $20,000 in cash and prizes will be won by the winners of the nine merit awards. The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards are supported by national sponsors Westpac, DairyNZ, Ecolab, Federated Farmers, Fonterra, Honda Motorcycles NZ, LIC, Meridian Energy, Ravensdown and RD1, along with industry partner AgITO. The 11 regional finalists competing in the New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year will compete for a total prize pool of nearly $44,000, with the winner taking home about $22,000 in prizes. The runner-up will receive prizes worth $8000 and the third placegetter will win $3000 in prizes. Five merit awards are worth another $10,000 in cash and prizes to the winners. A total of $13,000 is on offer to those competing for the New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year title, with the winner collecting prizes worth $7000. The runner-up receives $3000 and the third place-getter $2000 in prizes. For the first time a national merit award worth $1000 will also be presented to a trainee. Further information on the prizes and awards is available on www.dairyindustryawards.co.nz. The 2013 Hawke's Bay Wairarapa Dairy Industry Awards winners will receive some amazing experiences and recognition that will boost their confidence and farm business. The winners of the 2013 Hawke's Bay Wairarapa Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year, Farm Manager of the Year and Dairy Trainee of the Year competitions will be announced at an awards dinner on March 21 at Copthorne Hotel Solway in Masterton. Regional conveners Clarence and Elise Stolte say the region received nearly 40 entries and will hand out nearly $60,000 in cash and prizes to the winners. ''This year's winners will be presented with unique opportunities and they'll also have some amazing experiences when they head to the national finals following their regional win,'' Elise Stolte says. There are 12 competing for the Hawke's Bay Wairarapa sharemilker/ equity farmer title, 10 entered in the farm manager contest and 17 are contesting for the dairy trainee title. ''It's going to be a really tight contest that will test entrants and prepare the winners well for the national competition,'' Mrs Stolte says. The awards are supported by national sponsors Westpac, DairyNZ, Ecolab, Federated Farmers, Fonterra, Honda Motorcycles NZ, LIC, Meridian Energy, Ravensdown and RD1, along with industry partner AgITO. Clarence and Elise Stolte won the Hawke's Bay Wairarapa Sharemilker/ Equity Farmer of the Year title in 2010, then aged 22 years old. They are convening the awards again. ''The awards have been great for us. We have met some really interesting people, made some great contacts with industry professionals and sponsors, and learnt a lot about us and how our farm business operates.'' Mrs Stolte says there are some excellent people who have entered the Hawke's Bay Wairarapa awards this year. ''We are looking forward to the awards dinner and learning who has come out on top that will then go on to nationals to fly the flag for the region.'' She says those considering entering the awards should come along to the regional awards dinner and experience the benefits first hand. ''There's a wealth of knowledge out there and it's all for free! It's a huge learning experience in many ways.'' The New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards national final will be held in Wellington on May 24, with $140,000 in cash and prizes on offer as well as the honour of taking out a national title. The region has had considerable success at the national competition, most recently when regional dairy trainee representative Ben Smith won the 2011 New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year title. In 2010 Carwyn Monteith won the New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year title. Ben and Nicky Allomes won the New Zealand Sharemilker of the Year title in 2008, as did Andrew and Alison Watters in 2003 and Shane Bocock in 1998, the first and only single man to have won the title. Tickets to the awards dinner cost $85 and can be bought from Sally Bosch on 06 306 8981.
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