Spring Vegie Growing Challenge Winners 2014
- BEST INDIVIDUAL GARDEN, Sue Miller, Manawatu-Wanganui. ($500 cash and $500 worth of Yates products)
- BEST SCHOOL GARDEN, Aka Aka School. ($500 cash and $500 worth of Yates products)
- BEST COMMUNITY GARDEN, Atawhai Healthcare Facility. ($500 cash and $500 worth of Yates products)
Runner Up Winners
- Best use of Yates Products, open to all. Northland Newbies. ($200 worth of Yates products)
- Most helpful and informative blog, open to all. Rachel B, Waikato. ($200 worth of Yates products)
- Biggest failed attempt at growing vegies, open to all. Kay Cee, Auckland. ($200 worth of Yates products)
Mitre 10 – Win Shopping and a Show for two in Melbourne
Grand Prize winner:
- Wendy Twine, Cambridge.
Ten Yates Prize pack winners:
- Mrs Stads, Waihi
- Sarah Bell, Winton
- Lincoln Platt, Christchurch
- Judith Riley, Wellington
- Jenny Symmans, Lower Hutt
- Jen Pudney, Wellington
- Alison Willetts, Timaru
- Kay Adamson, Hokitika
- Deirdre Karn, Napier
- Laura Schuman, Te Puke
Yates Retro Prize Pack Winner
- Carly Scapens, Tauranga.
Winter Essentials Gift Pack
- Kylie Strong from Leongatha VIC
Mothers Day Gift Pack Winner
- Jean Jordan from Hamilton
The Zero Rapid 1hr Weedkiller Kit Winners
- Sandra Young, Leeston
- Jen Parlane, Morrinsville
- Pauline Brungar, Palmerston North
Win a Double Pass to Ellerslie International Flower Show
Congratulations to our winners:
- Nick Meissel
- Stewart Dixon
- Maree Jordan
- Jean Britt
- Glenda Irving
The 2013 Vegie Growing Challenge Winners.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge and shared their gardening journey. Congratulations to all of our participants for creating some very memorable gardens.
We’re very excited to announce our 2013 Vege Growing Challenge Winners.
$500 worth of Yates products.
Congratulations to J. Cornwell (aka Jo Cornwell ).
$250 worth of Yates products
Congratulations to M. Spargo (aka Melissa S ).
$100 worth of Yates products
Congratulations to C. Oates (aka Carol Jane – Waikato ).
Win a trip for 2 to the 2014 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Major Prize Winner – Trip for two to Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Secondary Winners – Yates Garden Guide
Bella B. Svrzikapa
Win a Yates Fusion Seed Pack Promotion
Owain Morris – Liberton, Dunedin
Vern Tolhopf – Mangawhai Heads
Nikki Adams – Nelson
Yates Monarch Butterfly Promotion
July Winner: Rena Oliphant – Christchurch
Win a Slow Cooker Promotion
Michael Miller – Red Beach
Diane O’donnell – New Plymouth
Pam Norman – Gore
Win a Yates Commemorative Seed Tin Promotion
Barbara O’connor – Remuera, Auckland
Lesley Rea – Hataitai, Wellington
Adam Jaques – Mairehau, Christchurch
Yates Sow and Go Promotion
Wanganui man John Harrison is the lucky winner of the Yates and Mitre 10 Sow and Go Promotion.
When Mr Harrison purchased Yates Lawn Seed from his local Mitre 10 MEGA store he had no idea that he would soon be winging his way to his favourite turf. “I’ve never entered any competition like it before. I took home an information sheet and thought, ‘Why not!’ I couldn’t believe it when I won. My wife and I are keen golfers, so we are planning a trip to Noosa, Fiji or Samoa.”
Anyone who purchased Yates Lawn Seed from Mitre 10 between 28 March to 30 April could enter the draw to win a $5000 travel package to visit their favourite sporting event or stadium.
The travel package included a $3000 travel voucher and $2000 Prezzy card. Mr Harrison is keen to use the Prezzy Card to start renovations on their Wanganui home.
Storeowner Jeff Gilbertson of Mitre 10 MEGA Wanganui is pleased a local won the nationwide competition. “The Wanganui team would like to congratulate Mr Harrison on his exciting win and we hope he enjoys the trip.”
The team at Yates New Zealand and Mitre 10 New Zealand congratulate Mr Harrison on winning the Sow and Go Promotion and look forward to hearing about his fantastic trip.
Win a copy of ‘The Good Life’ Promotion
Sandra Newton – Dunedin, South Island
Andrew Trott – Owhata, Rotorua, North Island
Tere Davies – Auckland, North Island
Justin Hankins – Hamilton, North Island
Chelsea Yeoman – Clarkville, South Island
Win an Auutmn Lawn Care Pack from Yates
Debbie Hooper – Lower Hut
Nathan Marks – Papanui
Niki Tuinman – Tawa
Win a Trip to the Ellerslie Flower Show
Win a Jamie Oliver Food Processor
Kevin Williamson – Auckland
Yates Vegie Growing Challenge 2012
Best outdoor vegie patch
Michelle Stronach Marsh “Michelle SM” – Petone, North Island
Best potted vegie garden
Pauline Charlewood “Lilwanderer” – Okaihau, North Island
Best use of Yates products
Aphrodite Hannah “BettyBoopdeDoo” – Glen Eden, North Island
Most helpful and informative blog
Natalie Tolchard “ntolchard” – Hastings, North Island
Yates Encouragement Award
Pauline Allomes “Mum the painterlygardener” – Whanganui, North Island
Yates Vegie Growing Challenge Encouragement Award (November)
Carol Jane Oates
Claire Mac Gregor
Win a Limited Edition Yates Garden Guide Promotion
Deborah Grace – Hastings
Dale Woolgar – Manurewa
Karen Bamford – Tainui, Dunedin
Win a Book Pack Promotion
Alex & Cathy Shemansky – Company Bay, Dunedin
Helen Galbraith – Howick, Auckland
Barbara Smith – Morrinsville
Yates Vegie Growing Challenge Encouragement Award (October)
Lesley Mc Kibbin
Yates Vegie Growing Challenge Encouragement Award (September)
Lisa England – Glen Eden, North Island
Daniel Manchester – Christchurch, South Island
Rebecca Morley – Paraparaumu, North Island
Catherine White – Tauranga, North Island
Kristina Wills – Te Puke, North Island
Toni Haddon – Greenlane, North Island
Amanda Kyles – Oamaru, South Island
Amy Robinson – Huntly, North Island
Christine Whiles Clarry – Macandrew Bay, Dunedin
Ingrid Redmond – Lower Hutt, North Island
Win something new from Yates Promotion
Philip Eyton – Browns Bay, Auckland
Michelle Kerr – Masterton
Tommy Hall – Dunedin
Win the new Yates Problem Solver Book Promotion
Judy Hodson – Paraparaumu, North Island
Lynda Hart – Hamilton, North Island
Gary Bowering – Wadestown, Wellington
Steve Kirk – Reporoa
Diane Davidson – Mt Wellington
Win The Lorax Movie Pack Promotion
Carole Cann – Hamilton
Patricia Bevins – Ave, Mount Albert, Auckland
Angela Grieve – Methven
Renay Murfitt – Kowhai Park, Kawerau
Deborah Bester – Pakuranga
Win a Slow Cooker promotion
Brian Rickard – Gisborne
Jill Cleveland – Rolleston, Christchurch
Beverley Shilton – Matamata
Win a Yates Winter Care Pack
Jeannie Thum – Tempelton, Christchurch
Tara Evans – Hataitai
Toby Page – Te Atatu Peninsula
Win a Bunnings Voucher Promotion
Margaret Sutherland – Feilding
Mariette Simpson – Greenhithe
Jan Austin – Mt Roskill
Win a Yates Rose Care Pack Promotion
Erin Gamble – Hamilton
Lee Masters – Durie Hill, Wanganui
Rosemary Puddle – Paihia, Bay of Islands
Win a Yates Vegie Growing Pack Promotion
Helen Tocker – Hamilton
Pamela Jones – Welcome Bay, Tauranga
Natalie Wells – Half Moon Bay, Auckland
Win an Ice Cream Maker Promotion
Roslyn Murray – Hamilton
Wayne Keetch – Te Awamutu
Kelly Woolridge – Coromandel
Yates Vegie Growing Challenge Spring 2011
Valerie Rose – Remuera, North Island
Carol Jane Oates – TE AWAMUTU, North Island
Donna Cudby – Te Anau, South Island
Nicola White – Invercargill, South Island
Terry Anne Barlow – Invercargill, South Island
Liz Edmonds – Waiuku, North Island
Scott Pickering – Dargaville, North Island
Talitha Spick – Massey, North Island
Sarah O’neil – Waiuku, North Island
Julia Mahoney – Upper Hutt, North Island
Aphrodite Hannah – Glen Eden, North Island
Catherine Frazerhurst – Papakura, North Island
Leslie Goulden – Whangarei, North Island
Win a Yates Flower Pack
Sarah Girven – Mosgiel
Glynn Cleaver – Darfield
Amy Roberts – Huntly
Alice Evatt – Nelson
Teresa Gordon – New Plymouth
Mervyn Hore – Tauranga
Win a Yates Garden Booster Pack
Suzanne Edwards – Broomfield
John Ponder – Christchurch
Fiona Baker – Katikati
Tony Kelly – Tawa
Sarah Carnoutsos – Cashmere
Maree Goldsworthy – Hawera
Win a Yates Vegetable Garden Book promotion
Ingrid Derbyshire – Gisbourne
Karyn Kriletich – Pukekohe
Justin Ellis – Papakura
Win a Fruit Orchid pack promotion
Diane Davidson – Mt Wellington, Auckland
Gaye Tremlett – TEPUKE, North Island
Melissa Mirza – Te Atatu Sth, North Island
Win a Dolly Brolly Umbrella Promotion
Vivienne Wilkinson – Brooklyn
Alexis Barr – Te Atatu Wai
Andre Grundling – Birchville Upper Hutt
Win an Autumn Fruit Tree Care Pack
Jean Radich – Onehunga, Auckland
Raewyn Clegg – Halswell, Christchurch
Louise Maxwell – Murrays Bay, Northland
Win a Pamper Pack Promotion
Aneesa Dent – Auckland
Diane Clark – Mangere Bridge, Manukau
Melanie Dunlop – Christchurch
Win an iPod Touch
Liz Parker – Waitara,
Win a Blitzem Home Pest Control Pack
Browns Bay, North Shore City
Win a Yates Garden Sprayer
Win a Yates Lawn Care Pack
Jill An Cram
Win a Yates Plant Feeding Pack
Mt Wellington, Auckland
Yates Vegie Challenge Minor Prize Winners
Paraparaumu, North Island
Te Atatu Peninsula, North Island
Ranui, North Island
Waiuku, North Island
Rakaia, South Island
Moana Te Waaka
New Plymouth, North Island
Wellsford, North Island
Rosie De Santana
rd2 waiuku, North Island
Auckland, North Island
Auckland, North Island
Howick, North Island
Glen Eden, North Island
Christchurch, South Island
TE AWAMUTU, North Island
Win a HarperCollins Book Pack
Win a Slow Cooker
Apple iPod Promotion
Halswell, South Island
NZ Gardener Promotion
Petone, North Island
Eastbourne, North Island
Nicky de Laborde
Thames, North Island
Lawn Care Promotion
Bobbie Dragovich – Parklands, Christchurch
Diane Phillips – Whangarei, North Island
Peer Wilson – Corstorphine, Dunedin
Tomato Growing Competition
Barbara Robinson – Fielding
Barbara grew a total of 3255g of tomatoes off one Gross Lisee tomato plant.
She has won $575 worth of gardening products.
Win A Potted Herb Pack Promotion
Tracee Rakatairi – Palmerston North
Jenny Jones – Pt Chevalier
Esther Roberts – Glen Eden
Diane Gebbie – Wigram
Annette Campbell – Henderson
Ann Hawes – Timaru
Win a Yates Garden Fresh Cookbook
Shirley Thomas – Tikipunga Whangarei
I would like to win one of these cookbooks because I like fresh food. The books sound very yummy.
Sally Thompson – Palmerston North
I would like the Yates Garden Fresh Cookbook because i would like to know different ways in which to cook fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Megan Bardell – Hastings
With two new vege gardens, it would be nice to plant some veges with different recipes in mind, and to get some new ideas.
Karlene McPike – Papamoa
I LOVE vegetables, but need new ideas, especially to make vegetables more exciting for my 10 year old son, enough mashed potato and peas Mum!
Emma Mulholland – Darfield
Because I think it would be a brilliant way to learn how to cook food that is grown straight from the garden you grew it in.
Win a Tomato Growing Book
Maurice Broome – Paraparaumu, Christine Blackwell – Otane, Peter Ong – Dannemora, Gayle Chalmers – East Parkvale, Simonne Goodall – Lyall Bay, Leith Macdonald – Auckland, Gerald Bryan – WELLINGTON, Karina Adie – Christchurch, Tracy Bruce – Te Atatu, Anni Morris – North East Peninsula, Calisto Vaz – AUCKLAND, Pauline Dainty – Onerahi, Rachel Ball – Hamilton North, Sharon Mitford-Burgess – Drury, Steven Manning – Upper Hutt, Reyna Mountain – Auckland, Tania Ward – Kapiti, Teresa Hayden – Te Aroha, Murray Pollock – Algies, Rachael Moran – Palmerston North
Win a Yates Gardening Book
The winning entries have been drawn and the prizes are being dispatched to the lucky prize-winners.
Colourful Gardens Book Giveaway
Paula Dean – Hastings, North Island
Chris Allan – Alexandria, South Island
Ruby Moon – Miramar, North Island
Denise Abbott – Titahi Bay, North Island
Shayne Miller – Hastings, North Island
Eleana Cowdell – Orewa, Auckland
Nola Hamilton – Christchurch, South Island
Rose Care Gift Pack Promotion
Verena Greig – Lower Hutt, North Island
Anna Locker-Lampson – Wellington, North Island
Brian Robinson – Greytown, North Island
ARS Pruning Shears Promotion
David Robinson – Blenheim, South Island
Here we face heavy frosts that play havoc with any early plantings of veges
Norma Taylor – Shiel Hill, Dunedin
Several years ago oxalis arrived in my garden. It appears everywhere and I’ve tried all sorts to get rid of it and still have it.
Marissa DeSouzer – Glenfield, Auckland
Creating a low maintenance patch at the front of my house. Its taken me 3 years to get the type of plants right.
Jamie Oliver Cook Book Promotion
Robyn Gandell – Sandringham, Auckland
Layer sliced tomatoes, red onions and feta cheese and dress with balsamic vinegar and oil dressing.
David Styles – Te Horo, Otaki
Peel and cut vegetables into similar sized pieces, lightly spray with canola oil, sprinkle with herb and garlic.
Gloria Sorenson – Howick, Auckland
I love stewing fruit and making pies out of them. Perhaps a little too much, judging from my wasteline!
Garden Gift Card Promotion
Autumn Garden Pack Promotion
Julia Merritt, Orakei, Auckland
Get children to help with all aspects of gardening. This helps them appreciate where produce comes from, is a good form of exercise and passes the love of gardening and knowledge onto the next generation.
Kelly Curtis, Miramar, North Island
Finished corn stalks make great teepees for beens, peas and roses.
Ali Irving, St Andrews, Hamilton
Have the kids catch white moths around the vege garden with their nets. Keeps them amused and I pay them 5c per moth.
Frank Brough, Manurewa, North Island
I use the flower stalk part from my flax bushes as stakes for my snow peas and broad beans to grow up. This gives it a unique natural touch and encourages extra growth from the veges.
Ashleigh Visser, Sunnynook, Auckland
The birds have stayed away from my vegetable patch this year as I’ve dangled old CDs with string above the plants.
Charlotte Thornley, Wellington
Protect tomato seedlings by cutting the bottom off softdrink bottles and using as miniature glass-houses.
Tina booth, Kihikihi, North Island
Grow cucumbers along two wires attached to a fence forming an X. Plant at the bottom of each wire. Saves heaps of space. No ground rot and straighter fruit.
Glenys Kearns, Cashmere, Christchurch
Place inners of paper towels, wrapping paper or toilet roll inners over LEEKS to help create longer whites!!!
Kristy Dekker, Paihia, North Island
When growing tomatoes, planting garlic and marigolds around them reduces pests.
Andrea Bennett, Stokes Valley, North Island
The veg garden doesn’t have to stay in neat rows. I plant my broccoli next to the front door between the flowers and herbs.
Christine McDonald, Hamilton
Find a neighbourhood gardening buddy to share costs such as garden magazine subscription, compost, plants and petrol for trips to garden centers.
Mandy Buller, Springston, Christchurch
In the winter I like to grow a pot of salad lettuce as a house plant for a quick addition to my sandwich.
Lorraine Reid – Wellington
Jocelyn Connors – North Canterbury
Ngaire Buck – Wanganui
Homestyle Magazine Promotion
Wayne Wheeler – Kaitaia
Taking a cheap dirty old house and turning it into a beautiful home with great gardens and personality!
Clare Carpenter – Botany Downs
Renovating a very old house, stripping all the wall paper off all the walls, there must have been 5 layers!
Sandra Law – Hamilton
Is finding time to keep the garden under control whilst ensuring the kids and husband are loved and fed and their clothes are washed!
Elisabeth Jones – TAUPO
Michelle Griffiths – DARGAVILLE
Pat Dela Rue – LEAMINGTON
Stephen Leatherland – PALMERSTON
Janelle Spencer – WHANGAREI
Rose Health Pack Promotion
Carol Anelay – MATAMATA
Being retired, we like to keep our roses looking lovely, so we can give them away to spread the perfumed flowers around town!
Gary Shand – PORIRUA
Because Roses are the Queen of flowers my favourite flower of all time I just love them they are so special always a heart stopper with a message.
Vanessa Huppert – Wellington
First time new home owner, inherited sad uncared for roses, need help!!! Novice gardener in desperate need of assistance! Wish I had listened to parents more!
Megan Leov – Blenhiem
Gale force winds, dry, clay, rocks – ‘you cant grow roses here’! But they are thriving & so are the bugs. NEED HEALTH PACK NOW :)
Wendy Strange – Rototuna
I love my roses but they deserve to be better looked after and they would respond accordingly by showering me with more flowers.