Generations apart but a common bond
Much has been talked about the glittering celebration that was Thursday nights Napier Port Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards.
However behind the headlines of winners and award recipients was a very real story of the venerable history of the supreme award- the Silver Fern Farms Hawke’s Bay Farmer of the Year.
This year’s winners Grant and Sally Charteris of Forest Road Farm Tikokino were not even a twinkle in their parent’s eyes when 44 years ago Gerry and Margaret Sainsbury of Branksome- also in Tikokino- were crowned the inaugural winners.
Gerry recalls a lot has changed over the intervening years but one constant has been this competition and its purpose of highlighting our top performing farmers.
Pictured here we have Margaret and Gerry Sainsbury congratulating Sally and Grant Charteris.