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New Zealand Judges

Rhys Roberts

Rhys lives in Westerfield, Mid-Canterbury and is the Chief Executive of the Align Group. Along with his team, Rhys operates seven farms and a market garden.

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Shane McManaway, MNZM

Shane, along with his wife Lynnette, are the owners of Gold Creek Charolais and Deer farm, Ongaha Gold, an extensive sheep beef and dairy operation west of Martinborough, and a dairy farm in Kaikoura, South Island. They are also founders of Five Rivers Medical integrated medical facility in the South Wairarapa.

Lynley Wyeth

Lynley, along with her husband Matt, own and operate Spring Valley Enterprises Ltd, a 2400ha sheep and beef farming operation in the Wairarapa.

Mark Ferguson

Mark lives in Christchurch in New Zealand but grew up on the family farm in the Victorian Mallee. He has spent his career in the sheep industry working throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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Kate Morrison

Kate co-runs a Christchurch-based consulting business, advising SMEs on succession planning, strategy and governance, as well as holding directorships with a number of companies, including Christchurch International Airport Ltd, Heartland Group Holdings Limited, Link Engine Management Ltd and FarmRight Ltd.

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