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The Great Grower Debate

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

NZKGI and Mayston Partners are organising a classic school-style debate for growers.

The aim of the debate is to foster conversations amongst growers on topics of importance to the kiwifruit industry.  It is intended as an entertainment event and is a formal debate following formal debating rules and judged by an expert.  It is important to note that the points awarded relate to the skill of the respective teams. In no way is the information presented by either side endorsed by NZKGI.

The debate topic is “The New Zealand kiwifruit industry: A bull market with plenty of opportunity”.

  • Negative team: Stuart Weston, Doug Voss, Kiritapu Allan
  • Affirmative team: Blair Hamill, Tony Hawken, Patrick Malley
  • MC: Mike Montgomery

The format of the debate will be judged by a member of Toastmasters.

Finger food will be provided and the bar will be open.

Please RSVP to or 07 574 7139, including the number of people who will be attending with you to reserve seats.


October 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


NZKGI & Mayston Partners


Club Mount Maunganui
45 Kawaka Street
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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