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The New Zealand Connection

Pumpkin growers can be found all over the world. New Zealand is a hot bed for pumpkin growers. Big pumpkins, small pumpkins, matter of fact....all pumpkins

The hobby of growing giant pumpkins is growing in leaps and bounds in New Zealand. The growers are dedicated, and well organized, with numerous weighoff or harvest festivals around the country.


Listed below are pictues and the results of the Kumeu weighoff in March, 2006 weighoffs:

Childrens section

heavest all weights in kilos

1 Alex Ironmonger 148.5

2 Joseph Tannahill 113.5

3 James Moors 69.5

9 entrees

Best Coulered

1 Jessia Moors

2 Taine+Jayden Carrington

3 Jade Farley

6 entrees

Best Shape

1 Jessia Moors

2 Alex Ironmonger

3 Taine+Jayden Carrington

6 entrees

 

Heaviest

1 Steve Ironmonger 219

2 Steve Ironmonger 210

3 Steve Ironmonger 207

4 Fred van Lier 177

5 Fred van Lier 142

6 Christene Smith 136

7 Earnest Smith 111

8 Farley Family 86

9 Christene Smith 65

10 Farley Family 64

19 entrees

Best Coulered

1 Farley Family

2 Kristy Kelley

3 Louis Trainer

10 entrees

Best Shape

1 Christene Smith

2 Christene Smith

3 Steve Ironmonger

6 entrees


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