Hawke's Bay has a proud history as a primary sector engine house from its rugged hinterland to the rich productive plains of the lowlands. We have seen innovative producers harness these resources to place the region as one of the most significant food producing regions of New Zealand.
However, it is not enough anymore to follow the production mantra of more, more, more. Increasingly we are needing to walk a path that shows our primary sector industries are careful stewards of the resources that their future generations have entrusted to them. That we have businesses and leaders that recognise that sustainability coupled with a compelling story of place will be the hallmarks of success for our primary industries on the world stage.
It is appropriate then that we have an event that recognises those that have risen to these challenges and built some of the leading primary sector business in New Zealand.
The Hawke's Bay A&P Society is delighted to bring to you the Napier Port Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards; a stage on which we celebrate the leading primary sector businesses and their people.
Sharing a vision for the future of the regions primary industries is our naming sponsor Napier Port- reflecting the Ports deep and important connection with the regions primary industries.
The Napier Port Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Awards will bring together a range of awards and competitions that will recognise excellence in the primary industries.
So join us for this journey; whether you are an aspiring contestant, sponsor or interested party as we celebrate those that drive our regional economy and enable us to confidently take our place as a safe and sustainable food producer for the rest of the world.
Simon FH Collin (President)
The inaugural Horticentre Trust Hawke’s Bay Horticulturalist of the Year will be awarded to an outstanding individual recognising their significant contribution to Horticulture through their innovation, resilience and leadership along with their commitment to education, the environment and their social responsibility. This award is open to all fruit and vegetable growers including land owners, leasee’s and managers.
Charlie & Michelle Bogard
This scholarship aims to recognise outstanding academic and leadership qualities in a student currently enrolled in a full time land based production industries programme at a New Zealand University.
2017 Amy Hoogenboom
2016 Olivia Ellis
2015 Kahlia Fryer
2014 Patrick Crawshaw
The Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Innovation Award will recognise outstanding innovation within the Hawke's Bay region. The purpose of this award is to identify, acknowledge and celebrate those in Hawke's Bay who have made a significant contribution through their knowledge, skills and application to improve the performance of the primary industries.
This award is open to Primary Sector of all kinds. It includes software, products, services and any innovation targeted towards the primary sectors. It celebrates innovation in farming, fisheries, horticulture, viticulture, forestry, applied agriculture research including the companies that service these sectors. Innovation in this category may also overlap and connect with innovation in food & beverage and health & science.
An exciting new award joining the Primary Sector Awards to showcase the up and coming talent and future leaders in the agriculture industry. This award will be presented to an individual who demonstrates a strong knowledge in the fundamentals of shepherding including a good understanding of their current faming systems and their future goals in the primary sector. The recipient will display ambition and drive and will enjoy getting involved in their community. Eligible to anyone working on-farm within the Hawke’s Bay region with ‘Shepherd’ in their position title whether junior, senior or general.
Entries open for the 2019 Awards - 19 October 2018
The Awards Dinner will be held on 28 March 2019. Tickets are on sale now!
The Hawke's Bay A&P Society invites you to join with them to celebrate a year of excellence in the primary sector as we announce the winners of;
Silver Fern Farms Hawke's Bay Farmer of the Year
Pan Pac Hawke's Bay Farm Forester of the Year
Laurie Dowling Memorial Award
Lawson Robinson Hawke's Bay Scholarship
Hastings District Council Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Industry Leader
Unison Hawke's Bay Primary Sector Professional of the Year
Horticentre Horticulturalist of the Year
BWR Primary Sector Innovation Award
Date: 28 March 2019
Venue: Exhibition Hall, ShowgroundsHawke's Bay
MC: Julia Jones
Dress: Smart Business Attire
Tickets: $150 (plus GST) includes all beverages, 3 course meal and canapes
Pre Dinner drinks 5.30pm - 6.15pm. Awards Ceremony commences 6.30pm
RSVP to Isabelle Crawshaw by 15th March 2019
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