Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Dairy awards to hit Wellington

As part of the 2013 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards the 34 finalists will compete in an amazing race style event in Wellington on Friday morning.

The finalists are in Wellington to contest the New Zealand Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year, New Zealand Farm Manager of the Year and New Zealand Dairy Trainee of the Year competitions.

The winners will be announced at a black tie function at the TSB Events Centre on Friday night where $150,000 in cash and prizes will be given away.

National convenor Chris Keeping said the event is designed to help the finalists relax and have some fun.

She said the group of finalists, including partners and contest sponsors, will be split into 11 teams to compete in a range of fun activities that will take them around central Wellington.

One of the activities will require each team to fill six over-size cow-shaped balloons with helium and then sell those balloons for the most funds possible. All funds raised will be given to Ronald McDonald House, Wellington.

“We’re really pleased to support Ronald McDonald House as families from provincial and rural areas are the greatest beneficiary of this fabulous support service.”

More than 600 people will attend the awards dinner on Friday night which will be emceed by TV3’s Mike McRoberts.

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