A viticulturist from Wairarapa has won the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition.
Braden Crosby also took second place in the Agmardt Innovation Award.
His entry was a frost windmill blade system that can also be used for generating electricity.
Mr Crosby took away more than $11,000 worth of prizes from the awards held in Auckland.
The runner-up was Andrew Scott, who works on a mixed cropping and potato farm near Ashburton.
He won the Innovation Award with a project that takes undersized potatoes and processes them into dried flakes.