Promotion Winners

Congratulations to the below winners of Hampstead Movie prize via the facebook Yates NZ promotion.

Yates August Garden Club Promotion

Winter Gardening Packs – July Garden Club Promotion

Yates Mothers Day Gift packs – May Garden Club Promotion

Yates Autumn Grasses Prize Packs – April Garden Club Promotion

Yates Make Over Your Lawn Prize Pack – March Garden Club Promotion

Yates Easy Patch Lawn Repair packs – February Garden Club Promotion

Yates Organic Gardening Packs – January Garden Club Promotion

Spring Vegie Growing Challenge Winners 2015

Yates Microgreens Seed Packs – December Garden Club Promotion

Yates Citrus Cure – November Garden Club Promotion

Thrive & Lavender Giveaway – October Garden Club Promotion

Fabulous Flower Pack – September Garden Club Promotion

“Grow it Yourself” Gift Packs – August Garden Club Promotion

Flower & Fruit Booster Liquid Potash – July Garden Club Promotion

Yates Thrive Orchid Liquid Plant Food – June Garden Club Promotion

Get Gardening with a “Go Gardening” Gift Card – May Garden Club Promotion

Spring Vegie Growing Challenge Winners 2014

Runner Up Winners

Mitre 10 – Win Shopping and a Show for two in Melbourne

Grand Prize winner:

Ten Yates Prize pack winners:

Yates Retro Prize Pack Winner

Winter Essentials Gift Pack

Mothers Day Gift Pack Winner

The Zero Rapid 1hr Weedkiller Kit Winners

Win a Double Pass to Ellerslie International Flower Show

Congratulations to our winners:

The 2013 Vegie Growing Challenge Winners.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge and shared their gardening journey. Congratulations to all of our participants for creating some very memorable gardens.

We’re very excited to announce our 2013 Vege Growing Challenge Winners.

1st Prize
$500 worth of Yates products.
Congratulations to J. Cornwell (aka Jo Cornwell ).

2nd Prize
$250 worth of Yates products
Congratulations to M. Spargo (aka Melissa S ).

3rd Prize
$100 worth of Yates products
Congratulations to C. Oates (aka Carol Jane – Waikato ).

Win a trip for 2 to the 2014 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Major Prize Winner – Trip for two to Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Marilyn Ayers

Melb Garden Show Winner

Secondary Winners – Yates Garden Guide

Andy Bartlett
Jenni O’Connell
Yvonne Yeates
Heather Taylor
Michael Bugay
Paul Devaliant
Mary Waugh
Neville Tudehope
Elizabeth Aitchison
Paul Mitchell
Eion Walker
Nanette Jenkin
Jan Dunne
Wendy Whitaker
Cath Helm
Karyn Close
Sarah Peters
Patricia Stephenson
David Lynn
Bill Atkins
Hugh Halliday
Maria McLean
richard McKay
Elaine Beach
Sheryl Cox
Ann Nielsen
James Tennent
Keith Norris
Pat McAllister
Colleen Cuttance
Grant McDonald
Joyce Lawry
Cheryl Roberts
Jenette Boyd
Kate Gibbon
Viliame Cakau
Kirsten Best
Moira Paterson
Veronica Langford
Kevin Strand
Sandra Jordan
David Sleator
Philip Tortoiseshell
Lisa Mills
Lyn Wilson
Nicholas Hamelink
Bev Eagle
Angela Brady
Steve Thrush
Graeme Sorensen
Shannon Baird
Kiritharan Kumarapaapillai
Marie Rangihika
Monica Olsen
Douglas Roper
Cindy Duck
Elizabeth Whenmouth
Leonie Benton
Lateef Shariff
Mike Keys
Adrienne Hayton
Viv Thomas
Amanda Harrison
Natasha Schofield
Karen Robertson
Jackie Herbert
Shareen Singh
Avrill Hovell
Wendy Hern
Matthew Moynihan
Maryanne Stevenson-Wright
Patricia Chivers
John Dwyer
Patricia Raynor
Ryan O’Regan
Robynne Paget
Lynnette Field
Ronnie Anderson
Derek Ward
Alan Marks
Max Spurdle
Jack Houston
Joanne Baistow
Warren Fullerton
Winsome Webster
Richard Taylor
Bella B. Svrzikapa
Lyn Bond
Andrew Rogers
Duean Muangthong
Robert Cooper
Samantha Roberts
Barbara Kay
Lisa Phillips
Vic Gaskin
Sam Carton
Margaret Gibbard
Karen Smith
Deanna Lamason
Jean Cameron

Win a Yates Fusion Seed Pack Promotion

Owain Morris – Liberton, Dunedin

Vern Tolhopf – Mangawhai Heads

Nikki Adams – Nelson

Yates Monarch Butterfly Promotion

July Winner: Rena Oliphant – Christchurch

Win a Slow Cooker Promotion

Michael Miller – Red Beach

Diane O’donnell – New Plymouth

Pam Norman – Gore

Win a Yates Commemorative Seed Tin Promotion

Barbara O’connor – Remuera, Auckland
Lesley Rea – Hataitai, Wellington
Adam Jaques – Mairehau, Christchurch

Yates Sow and Go Promotion


Wanganui man John Harrison is the lucky winner of the Yates and Mitre 10 Sow and Go Promotion.

When Mr Harrison purchased Yates Lawn Seed from his local Mitre 10 MEGA store he had no idea that he would soon be winging his way to his favourite turf. “I’ve never entered any competition like it before. I took home an information sheet and thought, ‘Why not!’ I couldn’t believe it when I won. My wife and I are keen golfers, so we are planning a trip to Noosa, Fiji or Samoa.”

Anyone who purchased Yates Lawn Seed from Mitre 10 between 28 March to 30 April could enter the draw to win a $5000 travel package to visit their favourite sporting event or stadium.

The travel package included a $3000 travel voucher and $2000 Prezzy card. Mr Harrison is keen to use the Prezzy Card to start renovations on their Wanganui home.

Storeowner Jeff Gilbertson of Mitre 10 MEGA Wanganui is pleased a local won the nationwide competition. “The Wanganui team would like to congratulate Mr Harrison on his exciting win and we hope he enjoys the trip.”

The team at Yates New Zealand and Mitre 10 New Zealand congratulate Mr Harrison on winning the Sow and Go Promotion and look forward to hearing about his fantastic trip.

Win a copy of ‘The Good Life’ Promotion

Sandra Newton – Dunedin, South Island
Andrew Trott – Owhata, Rotorua, North Island
Tere Davies – Auckland, North Island
Justin Hankins – Hamilton, North Island
Chelsea Yeoman – Clarkville, South Island

Win an Auutmn Lawn Care Pack from Yates

Debbie Hooper – Lower Hut
Nathan Marks – Papanui
Niki Tuinman – Tawa

Win a Trip to the Ellerslie Flower Show

Sandra Gough
Brenda Franz
Patricia Kelsall

Win a Jamie Oliver Food Processor

Kevin Williamson – Auckland

Yates Vegie Growing Challenge 2012

Best outdoor vegie patch

Michelle Stronach Marsh “Michelle SM” – Petone, North Island

Best potted vegie garden

Pauline Charlewood “Lilwanderer” – Okaihau, North Island

Best use of Yates products

Aphrodite Hannah “BettyBoopdeDoo” – Glen Eden, North Island

Most helpful and informative blog

Natalie Tolchard “ntolchard” – Hastings, North Island

Yates Encouragement Award

Pauline Allomes “Mum the painterlygardener” – Whanganui, North Island

Yates Vegie Growing Challenge Encouragement Award (November)

Nicola White
Carol Jane Oates
Aroha Williams
Michelle Lewis
Jacqui Mckenzie
Melissa Spargo
Stuart Crocker
Claire Mac Gregor
Anthea Lewis
Scott Pickering

Win a Limited Edition Yates Garden Guide Promotion

Deborah Grace – Hastings
Dale Woolgar – Manurewa
Karen Bamford – Tainui, Dunedin

Win a Book Pack Promotion

Alex & Cathy Shemansky – Company Bay, Dunedin
Helen Galbraith – Howick, Auckland
Barbara Smith – Morrinsville

Yates Vegie Growing Challenge Encouragement Award (October)

Allison Bennet
Jacelyn Hughes
Elizabeth Meredith
Tania Ridling
Rosie Hunter
Sharon Dove
Jim Payne
Lesley Mc Kibbin
Keith Sparksman
Wendy Stevenson

Yates Vegie Growing Challenge Encouragement Award (September)

Lisa England – Glen Eden, North Island
Daniel Manchester – Christchurch, South Island
Rebecca Morley – Paraparaumu, North Island
Catherine White – Tauranga, North Island
Kristina Wills – Te Puke, North Island
Toni Haddon – Greenlane, North Island
Amanda Kyles – Oamaru, South Island
Amy Robinson – Huntly, North Island
Christine Whiles Clarry – Macandrew Bay, Dunedin
Ingrid Redmond – Lower Hutt, North Island

Win something new from Yates Promotion

Philip Eyton – Browns Bay, Auckland
Michelle Kerr – Masterton
Tommy Hall – Dunedin

Win the new Yates Problem Solver Book Promotion

Judy Hodson – Paraparaumu, North Island
Lynda Hart – Hamilton, North Island
Gary Bowering – Wadestown, Wellington
Steve Kirk – Reporoa
Diane Davidson – Mt Wellington

Win The Lorax Movie Pack Promotion

Carole Cann – Hamilton
Patricia Bevins – Ave, Mount Albert, Auckland
Angela Grieve – Methven
Renay Murfitt – Kowhai Park, Kawerau
Deborah Bester – Pakuranga

Win a Slow Cooker promotion

Brian Rickard – Gisborne
Jill Cleveland – Rolleston, Christchurch
Beverley Shilton – Matamata

Win a Yates Winter Care Pack

Jeannie Thum – Tempelton, Christchurch
Tara Evans – Hataitai
Toby Page – Te Atatu Peninsula

Win a Bunnings Voucher Promotion

Margaret Sutherland – Feilding
Mariette Simpson – Greenhithe
Jan Austin – Mt Roskill

Win a Yates Rose Care Pack Promotion

Erin Gamble – Hamilton
Lee Masters – Durie Hill, Wanganui
Rosemary Puddle – Paihia, Bay of Islands

Win a Yates Vegie Growing Pack Promotion

Helen Tocker – Hamilton
Pamela Jones – Welcome Bay, Tauranga
Natalie Wells – Half Moon Bay, Auckland

Win an Ice Cream Maker Promotion

Roslyn Murray – Hamilton
Wayne Keetch – Te Awamutu
Kelly Woolridge – Coromandel

Yates Vegie Growing Challenge Spring 2011

Major Winners

Valerie Rose – Remuera, North Island
Carol Jane Oates – TE AWAMUTU, North Island
Donna Cudby – Te Anau, South Island

Minor Winners

Nicola White – Invercargill, South Island
Terry Anne Barlow – Invercargill, South Island
Liz Edmonds – Waiuku, North Island
Scott Pickering – Dargaville, North Island
Talitha Spick – Massey, North Island
Sarah O’neil – Waiuku, North Island
Julia Mahoney – Upper Hutt, North Island
Aphrodite Hannah – Glen Eden, North Island
Catherine Frazerhurst – Papakura, North Island
Leslie Goulden – Whangarei, North Island

Win a Yates Flower Pack

Sarah Girven – Mosgiel

Glynn Cleaver – Darfield

Amy Roberts – Huntly

Alice Evatt – Nelson

Teresa Gordon – New Plymouth

Mervyn Hore – Tauranga

Win a Yates Garden Booster Pack

Suzanne Edwards – Broomfield

John Ponder – Christchurch

Fiona Baker – Katikati

Tony Kelly – Tawa

Sarah Carnoutsos – Cashmere

Maree Goldsworthy – Hawera

Win a Yates Vegetable Garden Book promotion

Ingrid Derbyshire – Gisbourne

Karyn Kriletich – Pukekohe

Justin Ellis – Papakura

Win a Fruit Orchid pack promotion

Diane Davidson – Mt Wellington, Auckland

Gaye TremlettTEPUKE, North Island

Melissa Mirza – Te Atatu Sth, North Island

Win a Dolly Brolly Umbrella Promotion

Vivienne Wilkinson – Brooklyn

Alexis Barr – Te Atatu Wai

Andre Grundling – Birchville Upper Hutt

Win an Autumn Fruit Tree Care Pack

Jean Radich – Onehunga, Auckland

Raewyn Clegg – Halswell, Christchurch

Louise Maxwell – Murrays Bay, Northland

Win a Pamper Pack Promotion

Aneesa Dent – Auckland

Diane Clark – Mangere Bridge, Manukau

Melanie Dunlop – Christchurch

Win an iPod Touch

Liz Parker – Waitara,

Win a Blitzem Home Pest Control Pack

Bernie Reeve

Anne Matthews
Browns Bay, North Shore City

Gaye Tremlett

Win a Yates Garden Sprayer

Mike Cadogan

Gaye Coates

Jocelyn Cole

Win a Yates Lawn Care Pack

Jill An Cram

John Mitchell

Sandi Wirepa

Win a Yates Plant Feeding Pack

Diane Davidson
Mt Wellington, Auckland

Anne Gormack

Brendan Smith
Wainuiomata, Wellington

Yates Vegie Challenge Minor Prize Winners

Diane Turner
Paraparaumu, North Island

Sharon Skinner
Te Atatu Peninsula, North Island

Ranui, North Island

Sarah O’neil
Waiuku, North Island

Bridget Armstrong
Rakaia, South Island

Moana Te Waaka
New Plymouth, North Island

Jodie Tuheke
Wellsford, North Island

Rosie De Santana
rd2 waiuku, North Island

Debbie Flett
Auckland, North Island

Genevieve Foreman
Auckland, North Island

Wayne Erb
Howick, North Island

Aphrodite Hannah
Glen Eden, North Island

Holly Griffin
Christchurch, South Island

Carol Oates
TE AWAMUTU, North Island

Win a HarperCollins Book Pack

Justin Hankins

Olivia Strange

Taryn Dryfhout

Win a Slow Cooker

Gaye Jackson
West Melton

Liz Carrington

Tess Richards

Apple iPod Promotion

Dianna New
Halswell, South Island

Glenn Dickie
Havelock North

T Ginsberg

NZ Gardener Promotion

Donella Ranui
Petone, North Island

Rachel Baines
Eastbourne, North Island

Nicky de Laborde
Thames, North Island

Lawn Care Promotion

Bobbie Dragovich – Parklands, Christchurch

Diane Phillips – Whangarei, North Island

Peer Wilson – Corstorphine, Dunedin

Tomato Growing Competition

Barbara Robinson – Fielding

Barbara grew a total of 3255g of tomatoes off one Gross Lisee tomato plant.

She has won $575 worth of gardening products.

Win A Potted Herb Pack Promotion

Tracee Rakatairi – Palmerston North

Jenny Jones – Pt Chevalier

Esther Roberts – Glen Eden

Diane Gebbie – Wigram

Annette Campbell – Henderson

Ann Hawes – Timaru

Win a Yates Garden Fresh Cookbook

Shirley Thomas – Tikipunga Whangarei
I would like to win one of these cookbooks because I like fresh food. The books sound very yummy.

Sally Thompson – Palmerston North
I would like the Yates Garden Fresh Cookbook because i would like to know different ways in which to cook fresh fruit, vegetables and herbs.

Megan Bardell – Hastings
With two new vege gardens, it would be nice to plant some veges with different recipes in mind, and to get some new ideas.

Karlene McPike – Papamoa
I LOVE vegetables, but need new ideas, especially to make vegetables more exciting for my 10 year old son, enough mashed potato and peas Mum!

Emma Mulholland – Darfield
Because I think it would be a brilliant way to learn how to cook food that is grown straight from the garden you grew it in.

Win a Tomato Growing Book

Maurice Broome – Paraparaumu, Christine Blackwell – Otane, Peter Ong – Dannemora, Gayle Chalmers – East Parkvale, Simonne Goodall – Lyall Bay, Leith Macdonald – Auckland, Gerald Bryan – WELLINGTON, Karina Adie – Christchurch, Tracy Bruce – Te Atatu, Anni Morris – North East Peninsula, Calisto Vaz – AUCKLAND, Pauline Dainty – Onerahi, Rachel Ball – Hamilton North, Sharon Mitford-Burgess – Drury, Steven Manning – Upper Hutt, Reyna Mountain – Auckland, Tania Ward – Kapiti, Teresa Hayden – Te Aroha, Murray Pollock – Algies, Rachael Moran – Palmerston North

Win a Yates Gardening Book

The winning entries have been drawn and the prizes are being dispatched to the lucky prize-winners.

Colourful Gardens Book Giveaway

Paula Dean – Hastings, North Island

Chris Allan – Alexandria, South Island

Ruby Moon – Miramar, North Island

Denise Abbott – Titahi Bay, North Island

Shayne Miller – Hastings, North Island

Eleana Cowdell – Orewa, Auckland

Nola Hamilton – Christchurch, South Island

Rose Care Gift Pack Promotion

Verena Greig – Lower Hutt, North Island

Anna Locker-Lampson – Wellington, North Island

Brian Robinson – Greytown, North Island

ARS Pruning Shears Promotion

David Robinson – Blenheim, South Island

Here we face heavy frosts that play havoc with any early plantings of veges

Norma Taylor – Shiel Hill, Dunedin

Several years ago oxalis arrived in my garden. It appears everywhere and I’ve tried all sorts to get rid of it and still have it.

Marissa DeSouzer – Glenfield, Auckland

Creating a low maintenance patch at the front of my house. Its taken me 3 years to get the type of plants right.

Jamie Oliver Cook Book Promotion

Robyn Gandell – Sandringham, Auckland

Layer sliced tomatoes, red onions and feta cheese and dress with balsamic vinegar and oil dressing.

David Styles – Te Horo, Otaki

Peel and cut vegetables into similar sized pieces, lightly spray with canola oil, sprinkle with herb and garlic.

Gloria Sorenson – Howick, Auckland

I love stewing fruit and making pies out of them. Perhaps a little too much, judging from my wasteline!

Garden Gift Card Promotion

Annette Jameison


Rob Kerr
West Harbour

Angela Gardiner

Autumn Garden Pack Promotion


Julia Merritt, Orakei, Auckland

Get children to help with all aspects of gardening. This helps them appreciate where produce comes from, is a good form of exercise and passes the love of gardening and knowledge onto the next generation.


Kelly Curtis, Miramar, North Island

Finished corn stalks make great teepees for beens, peas and roses.

Ali Irving, St Andrews, Hamilton

Have the kids catch white moths around the vege garden with their nets. Keeps them amused and I pay them 5c per moth.

Frank Brough, Manurewa, North Island

I use the flower stalk part from my flax bushes as stakes for my snow peas and broad beans to grow up. This gives it a unique natural touch and encourages extra growth from the veges.

Ashleigh Visser, Sunnynook, Auckland

The birds have stayed away from my vegetable patch this year as I’ve dangled old CDs with string above the plants.

Charlotte Thornley, Wellington

Protect tomato seedlings by cutting the bottom off softdrink bottles and using as miniature glass-houses.

Tina booth, Kihikihi, North Island

Grow cucumbers along two wires attached to a fence forming an X. Plant at the bottom of each wire. Saves heaps of space. No ground rot and straighter fruit.

Glenys Kearns, Cashmere, Christchurch

Place inners of paper towels, wrapping paper or toilet roll inners over LEEKS to help create longer whites!!!

Kristy Dekker, Paihia, North Island

When growing tomatoes, planting garlic and marigolds around them reduces pests.

Andrea Bennett, Stokes Valley, North Island

The veg garden doesn’t have to stay in neat rows. I plant my broccoli next to the front door between the flowers and herbs.

Christine McDonald, Hamilton

Find a neighbourhood gardening buddy to share costs such as garden magazine subscription, compost, plants and petrol for trips to garden centers.

Mandy Buller, Springston, Christchurch

In the winter I like to grow a pot of salad lettuce as a house plant for a quick addition to my sandwich.

Kumfs Promotion

Lorraine Reid – Wellington

Jocelyn Connors – North Canterbury

Ngaire Buck – Wanganui

Homestyle Magazine Promotion

Wayne Wheeler – Kaitaia

Taking a cheap dirty old house and turning it into a beautiful home with great gardens and personality!

Clare Carpenter – Botany Downs

Renovating a very old house, stripping all the wall paper off all the walls, there must have been 5 layers!

Sandra Law – Hamilton

Is finding time to keep the garden under control whilst ensuring the kids and husband are loved and fed and their clothes are washed!

Deck-cember Promotion

Elisabeth Jones – TAUPO

Michelle Griffiths – DARGAVILLE


Stephen Leatherland – PALMERSTON

Janelle Spencer – WHANGAREI

Rose Health Pack Promotion

Carol Anelay – MATAMATA

Being retired, we like to keep our roses looking lovely, so we can give them away to spread the perfumed flowers around town!

Gary Shand – PORIRUA

Because Roses are the Queen of flowers my favourite flower of all time I just love them they are so special always a heart stopper with a message.

Vanessa Huppert – Wellington

First time new home owner, inherited sad uncared for roses, need help!!! Novice gardener in desperate need of assistance! Wish I had listened to parents more!

Megan Leov – Blenhiem

Gale force winds, dry, clay, rocks – ‘you cant grow roses here’! But they are thriving & so are th