Download you complimentary ticket HERE
The BNZ National Horticultural Field Days is an industry-only, two-day business to business event, it is proudly New Zealand’s only focused Horticultural event. Creating a fantastic opportunity for professional development, showcasing Innovation & Technology and getting face to face with Horticultures stakeholders. This event is key for the entire horticultural industry; from students, on the ground workers, entry level personnel, through to mid and senior managers and CEO’s.
The BNZ National Horticultural Field Days brings the horticulture community together for a business opportunity, celebrating Horticulture in New Zealand.
June 17 - 18 2020
BNZ National Horticultural Field Days are now established as the most significant Horticulture focused event on the industry calendar.
To get involved CONTACT : Event Manager
Special thanks to our longstanding family of sponsors
PHONE: 06 878 3123 or 201 703 991
To register for the GrowingNZ innovation Challenge 26th June
The Trade component of the Field Days is the backbone to the event’s success. Providing a ‘pure horticulture’ focus means attendees are not clouded by lifestyle or other trades. Exhibiting at the 2020 event provides you the opportunity to:
There are a range of options for Trade Exhibitors across both indoor and outdoor trade areas. We strongly encourage all Trade Exhibitors to maximise their investment by sharing their goals and reason for attending with us so that we can work with you to ensure success.
Our point of difference is the opportunity to talk face to face with your target market. We provide opportunity for you to showcase and demonstrate your business so that your buyers have the opportunity to really understand the benefits and intricacies of your products. As you know there is nothing quite as powerful as seeing the product and brand in action!
Our dedicated trade specialist will be available to support all exhibitors during the entire process. Our role is to make your investment a success!
We regularly communicate with news, special features and giveaways so keep in touch over the coming months to find out how your business can be profiled as part of the BNZ National Horticultural Field Day.
Make an enquiry today so you don't miss out on your spot at this year's BNZ National Horticultural Field Day
Several exciting competitions take place each year at the BNZ National Horticultural Field Days, including the Ravensdown Innovation & Environment Award, Hawke's Bay Young Fruitgrower of the Year, NZ Hydralada Competition and ECR Forklift competition.
First Prize $1000 cash!
This award is specifically designed to highlight the technology and innovation that is integral in Horticulture today. As New Zealand’s Horticultural industries grow, advancements in technology and research are integral to the industry’s success.
The Ravensdown Innovation Award is a way to celebrate the innovation and World class technology that New Zealand businesses are using to transform and grow their industry.
Previous winners of this award include Plant, Detection Systems, Scionon, Tow and Blow, Rockit Apples, Hydratorq Biofume Ozone and NZ Seaweeds - Bee Nutrician.
The Hawke’s Bay Young Fruitgrower competition aims to inspire and acknowledge the talents of young people employed in the fruit sectors in the Hawke’s Bay. This popular event has been running for many years with many talented and successful Hawke's Bay horticulturalists taking part.
Contestants in the competition demonstrate their practical skills at eight stations during the National Horticultural Field Days, followed by a Dinner event where they participate in a quiz and present a speech on a given topic to the audience.
The challenge will again be laid down to all Hydralada operators to enter the annual New Zealand Hydralada® Competition to be held at the BNZ National Horticultural Field Day on Thursday 27th June at the Showgrounds Hawkes Bay Tomoana.
You must be a competent Hydralada operator to take part. The competition is run from 1pm - 3pm, over a timed course with the ten fastest competitors called back for a final from 3pm. Register on the day. Competitors can complete their first run anytime after 1pm.
Wednesday 26th June 10am - 3pm @ the ECR Forklift Arena
Entrants have the chance to show off thier skill, efficiency and understanding of safety requirements as they complete challenges set out by the ECR team. You can register on the day and must have an OSH Forklift licence.
Competitors will be judged over a set course based on skill and accuracy. Competition runs all day and winner will be announced at the end of the day.
$500 cash prize for the winner
Thursday 27th June 10am - 3pm @ ECR Tractor Arena
Entrants have the chance to show off thier skill, efficiency and understanding of safety requirements as they complete challenges set out by the ECR team. You can register on the day.
Competitors will be judged over a set course based on skill and accuracy. Competitors must hold a current drivers licence. Competition runs all day and winner will be announced at the end of the day.
$500 cash prize for the winner
The BNZ National Horticultural Field Day is a great opportunity to get away from the Orchard, off the Harvester or out from behind the desk and catch up with others from the industry, learn, explore and network.
Tickets are complimentary to industry personel and will be available to download HERE from 1st May 2020
To purchase your ticket at the gate is $10
programmeThe Hawke's Bay A&p Society is committed to keeping our guests, contractors and all people on site safe.
The BNZ National Horticultural Field Day includes a comprehensive Trade display featuring businesses selling everything from sprayers and harvesters to pallets, software and pruning equipment.
Alongside these products a range of service providers are on site to discuss health and safety, industry programmes, insurance and accountancy services.
Unlike other Agricultural Field Days, the National Horticultural Field Day is all about Horticulture. As an industry event, its a great way to attend free seminars presented by industry experts, watch some competitions and network with others from this innovative industry.
We are thrilled to host a GrowingNZ Innovation Challenge on Wednesday 26th June. This will take place in the Education space at the rear of the Exhibition Hall. Feel free to pop in and see the main presentations at 2pm. This prgramme is targeted to engage with our top students in science, technology and social science and encourage them to choose a career in horticulture.
Thursday 27th will see the HortiFutures programme in full swing.
This programme is for all students wiht taster modules provided by industry. The generosity of our local business community has been fantastic and the students will find themselves participating in virtual reality exercises, web based programmes, water testing and practical activities to keep them engaged. All students will be hosted for morning tea with keynote bite size talks from young successful people within the industry and a brief connection with tertiary providers.
For more information please contact Mel Blackmore: BNZ National Horticultural Field Days
Please feel free to make contact with our team if we can be of any assistance.
Office Phone: 06 878 3123 or
Phone: Mel Blackmore Ph: 021 703 991
Hawke's Bay A&P Society
Showgrounds Hawke's Bay Tomoana
PO Box 349