Dairy in­dus­try awards near­ing

Waikato News - - News -

Ex­cite­ment is build­ing as ac­tiv­ity steps up in the 2016/2017 New Zealand Dairy In­dus­try Awards.

The awards, which over­see the Share Farmer of the Year, DairyMan­ager of the Year and Dairy Trainee of the Year com­pe­ti­tions, re­ceived 424 en­tries be­fore Christ­mas, and with pre­lim­i­nary judg­ing about to get un­der way in­many re­gions, en­trants are fo­cus­ing on en­sur­ing they are as pre­pared as pos­si­ble.

Tick­ets are now on sale for the awards din­ners, where re­gional win­ners are an­nounced. The re­gional win­ners go on to com­pete in the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, with those win­ners an­nounced at a gala evening on May 6, at Sky City in Auck­land.

Tick­ets to the awards din­ners can be at www. dairyin­dus­tryawards. co.nz.

Re­gional Awards Din­ner dates: Auck­land/Hau­raki, March 9, Pukekohe In­dian Hall; Waikato, March 10, Mystery Creek Events Cen­tre; Cen­tral Plateau, March 15, En­ergy Event Cen­tre, Ro­torua; Taranaki, March 3, TSB Hub, Haw­era.

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