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OrganicNZ Awards Return: Nominations now open for 2024

Today, the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand announced that the next OrganicNZ Awards will take place on May 3, 2024, at the Boatshed, Wellington – as part of Organic Week Aotearoa celebrations (May 1-7).

Nominations are now open and will close on 10 March 2024. Ten award categories aim to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Aotearoa’s organic farmers, leaders, brands, food, beverages and other products.

Categories include “People’s Choice” awards such as OrganicNZ Community Garden of the Year and judged peer-reviewed awards such as OrganicNZ Brand of the Year, OrganicNZ Organic Farmer of the Year, and more.

Jenny Lux, Soil & Health NZ Chairperson, said, “The OrganicNZ Awards serve as a platform to honour those who have a vision for and contribute to an organic and regenerative future for our country, promoting practices that benefit the health of soil, crops, livestock, people, wildlife, and the climate’’.

Jenny announced two new award categories for 2024: the OrganicNZ Leader of the Year and OrganicNZ Exporter of the Year. ‘’These additions reflect our commitment to recognising a broader range of excellence and innovation in the organic sector, making the awards more inclusive and comprehensive.’’

An awards ceremony will be held in Wellington during Organic Week, May 1-7, 2024, and will not only celebrate the winners’ achievements but will also bring together industry leaders, organic advocates, and stakeholders to foster collaboration and share insights.

Key Dates:

– Nominations Open: January 18

– Nominations Close: March 10

– Award Finalists Announced: April 3

– Awards Ceremony: May 3

For more information on the nomination process, award categories, and event details, please visit www.organicnz.org.nz/organic-week/organic-nz-awards.

About OrganicNZ Awards:

The OrganicNZ Awards showcase the people behind New Zealand’s organic food and farming sector and those making significant contributions to their local community. Through their collective efforts, they champion the principles of healthy soil, nutritious food, thriving communities, and a carbon-neutral planet.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

LOU VICENTEOrganic Week Coordinator

Organics Aotearoa New Zealand & Soil & Health Association of New Zealand

M: 0226809879

E: comms@oanz.orgwww.oanz.org

 

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