Rose of Tralee in New Zealand

The Hutt Valley Irish Society is the New Zealand for the Rose of Tralee.

In other words we are the official represnetatives in New Zealand of the Festival of Kerry, one of the biggest annual festivals in Ireland.

New Zealand has entry as of right to the annual International Rose of Tralee contest, held in Tralee, Co Kerry, each August.

As the New Zealand Centre, we are charged with ensuring:

  • a New Zealand contest is held each year
  • that contestants are drawn from around New Zealand, and
  • meet the entry requirements for the International Festival, and
  • the contestant selected to represent New Zealand attends the International Festival.

You can find out more about the Rose of Tralee in New Zealand, and meet the Hutt Valley's Rose.

If you're interested in getting involved, as a contestant, a judge, or a sponsor, please get in touch .