Finalists revealed for inaugural Primary Industry Awards

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Wellington.
The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in Wellington. Photo credit: Unsplash

The finalists in the inaugural Primary Industry Awards have been announced, ahead of a major new industry event.

The awards are part of the first Primary Industries Summit at Te Papa in Wellington hosted by Federated Farmers on July 1.

The conference is a partnership between Federated Farmers and Conferenz.

Federated Farmers President, Katie Milne said the awards aim to shine a spotlight on the important role the primary sector plays in the economy and honour the most successful and innovative primary industries' producers and supporters.

The finalists are:

Primary Industries Team Award:
  -DairyNZ, for 'Rosie the Cow'
  -Beef + Lamb NZ, for "Taste Pure New Zealand'

Primary Industries Science and Research Award:
  -Lincoln University, for ClearTech
  -Agricom/Greener Pastures, for Ecotain

Primary Industries Innovation & Collaboration Award:
  -Farmlands, for Safe Farm and Safe visits
  -AgriCom/Greener Pastures, for Ecotain
  -New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association, for Tahi Ngatahi

Primary Industries Chief Executive of the Year:
  -Linda Sissons, PrimaryITO
  -Greg Campbell, Ravensdown

The award for Outstanding Contribution to the Primary Industries will be made on the night of July 1, at the awards dinner.