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ENZA-R&G Further Support Promising Kiwi Athletes

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8 July -- ENZA International, A Turners and Growers Group Company, is pleased to announce it is putting its support behind another talented New Zealand athlete, Michael Kelly, Tauranga.

A talented secondary school athlete, Michael is grabbing attention in the long distance triathlon community. Michael's nineteenth place overall and first in his age group at the 2009 Bonita Ironman New Zealand in Taupo was a significant improvement on his 64th placing in 2008.

After only two years in the sport, in October Michael will head to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii His rise through the ranks has been recognised by many in the sport. ENZA is committed to supporting Michael to maximize his potential and become another success story in New Zealand's illustrious triathlon community.

ENZA General Manager, Snow Hardy said, "ENZA is committed to giving developing New Zealand athletes opportunities to become world class. Currently the women of the ENZA JAZZ' Apple Cycling team are in Canada wrapping up a very successful North American campaign. They are New Zealand's first international pro-cycling team and after four years have contributed to the development of some great young cycling talent."

ENZA Team JAZZ' in the UK is also fostering teenage sporting talent in the region while creating profile for ENZA. ENZA is also committed to supporting sport at a community level in New Zealand.

The decision to support Michel Kelly continues a tradition of supporting triathlon in New Zealand. ENZA's parent company Turners and Growers support two of New Zealand's current leading triathletes, Jo Lawn and Kieran Doe through the Bonita brand.

Reflecting on the relationship with Michael Kelley, ENZA Marketing Manager Campbell Naish said "Michael represents many of the values that we look for at ENZA. Not only is he a fantastic athlete committed to improvement but he is a fine role model and ambassador who works with community groups and shares his experiences through his two radio segments each week. We are pleased to be working with him."

ENZA International, New Zealand's largest apple exporter is part of the Turners and Growers Group of Companies. ENZA has New Zealand offices in Auckland, Hastings, Nelson and Dunedin and representatives in North America, UK, Europe and Asia. One of the worlds best known produce brands ENZA is at the forefront of the apple industry world wide and sells fruit in more than 60 countries and grows apples in 12 countries to supply fresh apples year round. ENZA provides a unique orchard to market service to all apple growers in New Zealand and works closely with offshore divisions and partners to provide the worlds most coveted apples to the world's top retailers. ENZA is a key supplier to 22 of the world's top 25 retailers. ENZA has built a proud reputation as the innovation leader in apple development. JAZZ' apples are the rising star of the apple industry and are being closely followed by the exceptional ENVY'. In the past ENZA also brought internationally acclaimed Braeburn and Royal Gala to the market.

ENZA's global marketing partners include ENZAFruit Continent (Europe), World Wide Fruit (UK), The Oppenheimer Group (North America) and Delica Global (Asia).

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