Posted by Nicola Henderson on 19 January 2012 | Comments

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Friends, the outdoors, prizes, farming and fun ? what more could a kid want? The AgriKidsNZ Competition is about to kick off at Regional Finals around New Zealand and over 600 Primary School children are in agreement that the Regionals are the place to be!

New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF) organises the competition that takes place alongside The National Bank Young Farmer Contest Regional Finals from February 12th to March 31st.
Teams of three will be tested on their knowledge of all things farming and all things New Zealand at seven Regional Finals around the country over the coming months; and after a whopping 600 children competed last year, organisers are looking forward to more of the same great action this year.

NZYF Business Development Manager Roz Lever says the energy, enthusiasm and teamwork that is seen at the Regional Finals is a testament to our kiwi kids: they love the outdoors and being active.

“The Competitors are just always so keen to get stuck into things. Sometimes they’re off farms and know exactly what they’re doing and sometimes they’re just there to learn and try something different. The Competition really does cater for everyone; for some of these children the Competition is their one chance a year to have a rural experience.”

AgriKidsNZ Regional Finals start at 8am and launch straight into the preliminaries where teams must complete a series of practical and theoretical modules before they can progress through to the fast paced Race-off to determine which teams will head through to the Grand Final in Dunedin on May 25th.

AgriKidsNZ is open to students in year four to eight and can enter for free by downloading an entry form at A full list of Regional Final dates is also available on the AgriKidsNZ website.

Competitors also have the option to join the AgriKidsNZ Club ? a network of over 1200 children; most of who have competed in the Regional Finals within the last couple of years. AgriKidsNZ Club Members are kept up to date with all the latest information on the Competition and receive four AgMag Magazines a year; packed with all sorts of fun farming facts, stories and puzzles.

Entry to the AgriKidsNZ Club is also free.

For more information:
Chelsea Blair
NZYF Communications Coordinator