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Devin Runner Up in Young Horticulturalist of the Year

November 12, 2018
We'd like to congratulate Devin Westley for his outstanding performance throughout the Young Horticulturalist of the Year 2018. He was placed second overall and won several awards awards on the night, taking home over $13,000 in prizes. Devin Westley is an extraordinary young man with a huge passion for his work as a nurseryman and innovator in the industry. Southern Woods and NZ Plant Producers’ Industry are delighted with his placing as New Zealand Young Horticulturalist. Devin achieved an overall second...
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Devin Wins NZPPI 2018 Young Achiever

July 2, 2018
The Southern Woods team would like to congratulate Devin Westley, who was named NZPPI 2018 Young Achiever at this week’s NZ Plant Producers conference in Rotorua. Up against three finalists from across New Zealand, he competed in a series of written and practical challenges, testing a wide variety of skills across the horticultural sector. "It was a great experience! I got to meet other young passionate horticulturalists and test my skills against them. The challenges have given me some excellent...
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Tom wins 2015 NGINZ Young Achiever Award

August 11, 2015
We're proud to announce our own Tom Ferguson as the winner of the 2015 National NGINZ Young Achiever Award. Tom wins a $3000 trip for two to the 2016 Melbourne Flower Show and will go on to represent the nursery industry in this year's Young Horticulturalist competition in Auckland. "I had the pleasure of representing Southern Woods Nursery at the 2015 Young Achiever competition. Taking part allowed me to meet a wide range of industry leaders and experience a different part...
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