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Northern Regional Final of the ANZ Young Farmers Contest


Sat 9 Feb 2013, 6:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Barge Showgrounds Events Centre, Maunu Road, State Highway 14, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: Meredith Love

The ANZ Bank Young Farmer Contest is New Zealand’s Ultimate Rural Challenge inspiring excellence, showcasing innovation and growing human capabilities.

The Northern Regional Final begins with a Practical day held at Barge Park Showgrounds starting at 8am. Contestants will be put through a diverse array of practical, theoretical and technical farming challenges. Entry is free to the public and food & drink purchases will be available.

Later that night the Contest's Evening Show will be held at the Barge Showgrounds Event Centre, from 6pm. This is a ticketed event where the final quiz style rounds are held and the winners are announced. It is a prestigious night for all involved in Northland's rural community. These tickets purchased are for entry to the Contest's Evening Show. A light supper is inclusive of the ticket price and cash bar available for drink purchases. Formal dress required.

Alongside our Practical Day is the Northern Regional Final of the TeenAg & Agrikids competitions, held from 8am - 2pm.

TeenAg is for year 9 - year 13 students competing in teams of two, register at

Agrikids is for year 4 - year 8 competing in teams of three, register at

The Northern Regional Final is one of seven finals held throughout the country - the winner of which will go on to represent Northern at the Grand Final in Auckland later in May 2013.

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