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North Island Velvet Competition 2022

  • Date
    26 Nov - 26 Nov
  • Time
  • Location
    Te Awamutu
  • Cost

As you begin to cut this season’s velvet, please consider keeping back your best heads to support and enter them in this year’s NIVC competition. 

The 2022 North Island Velvet & Hard Antler Competition awards dinner is on Saturday 26th November 2022. 

The viewing and dinner will be held at the Te Awamutu Race Course. Viewing is from 5.30pm – 6.15pm and the Awards Dinner commences at 6.45pm.

Velvet & Hard Antler needs to be in your local collector’s hands for delivery to the competition by Wednesday 23rd November 2022 no later than 5.00pm. See local collection contacts below.

Note payments for entries must also be paid by 23rd November 2022.


Entry forms will be posted out to all previous entrants. If you have not entered before and would like an entry form or other competition details, please contact Craig Hocken; or click here to download a copy >>

Craig Hocken: 06 328 7702 or email chocken@inspire.net.nz

Antler Collection 

The following for your local coordinators for velvet & hard antler collection:

Central Regions (Wellington, Manawatu, Wanganui, Taihape and Taranaki):

Craig Hocken – 06 328 7702, 0274 576 388

Email: chocken@inspire.net.nz

Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne, Wairarapa:

Grant Charteris – 06 856 5747, 027 230 8531

Email: grantcharteris@gmail.com

Te Awamutu/Waikato–King Country:

Ross Moore – 07 888 1449, 022 0599 005

Email: rmmoore@farmside.co.nz


Thank you to PGG Wrightson, Provelvo Coop and CK Import / Export for being our main sponsors again this year. Good luck to all entrants and hope you can make the awards dinner for a great entertaining night out.  Dinner tickets only can be booked via an entry form $70.00 per person or direct with Craig Hocken email: chocken@inspire.net.nz


This year the National Velvet Competition is being held in Invercargill.  PGG Wrightson has offered once again to transport velvet from Te Awamutu to Invercargill for the National competition being held 14th December 2022. We thank PGG Wrightson for their ongoing support of this competition relating to logistics.