The New Zealand Young Farmers Competitions are held in each of the seven regions, with the winners progressing to the National Final in July.

These competitions play a pivotal role in developing these key skills for the next generation of young farmers. They also present the opportunity of networking and building on current relationships. 

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To register please get in contact with your regional chairs:

Chair: Natalie Lynch | Regional Chair Email:
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Waikato/ Bay of Plenty 
Chair: Racheal MacDonald | Regional Chair Email:
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East Coast
Chair: Fletch Edwards | Regional Chair Email:
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Taranaki/ Manawatu
Chair: Jessie Waite | Regional Chair Email:
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Chair: Vanessa Robinson | Regional Chair Email:
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Chair: James Hurst  | Regional Chair Email:
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Chair: Allen Gregory  | Regional Chair Email:
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The aim of the debate competition is to develop public speaking, logic and argument skills. The ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively is invaluable in today's world. 

The debate competitions can be organised for all levels: Club, Regional and then on to the Final at National level. 

Debating Guidelines 


Stock Judging 

The aim of the stock judging competition is to develop an interest and skill level of stock assessment in young people and this generation of farmers.  The ability to be a good judge of stock is a skill that can be easily learnt by competing in stock judging competitions.

At club and district level competitions the emphasis is on learning the basics. It is a good idea to organise and hold a club skills day, invite current or past stock assessors to help with this. A&P Show Society Judges are a good source of knowledge. There is no substitute for practice in this competition. 

Stock Judging Competition Guidelines
Stock Judging Rules of Entry


Fencing Competition 

The Fencing Competition is competed both at a regional and a national level.  Regions are responsible for the organisation and sponsorship of their own regional final, with the winners progressing to the National Final. 

Fencing rules

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Clay Target Competition

All regional competitions are to be held through a NZ Gun Club with scores verified by them.

For a list of NZ registered Gun Clubs CLICK HERE, they will supply clays and ammo at a charge.

Clay Target Competition Guidelines
Hunting & Fishing Clay Target Rules of Entry