Each year we select a Hutt Valley Rose of Tralee to represent us at the National Final.
If you're interested in entering, you need to complete an entry form and send it to address on the form.
The criteria for the selection of a Hutt Valley Rose of Tralee are very simple - contestants must be:
Ageat least 18 years of age, and under 27 years of age
Singlenot married nor a parent
Ancestryof Irish birth or descent
Live herehave been resident in New Zealand for at least 12 months
Entrants are judged over the course of interviews and during an on-stage appearance at a social gathering.
This social function is normally held at the HVIS premises, and is a good, old-fashioned Irish function - good music, fine food, grand craic, and of course the Roses.
If you meet the criteria and would like the opportunity to compete for the chance to represent New Zealand's Irish community at the International Festival, you need to complete an entry form and send it to address on the form. You should also send us an email TODAY to let us know your intentions.
The 2016 Rose of Tralee
The National Final was held in Queenstown and Invercargill over the weekend of June 9-12. Have a look at some snapshots from the weekend.
The Rose of Tralee in New Zealand is at http://www.roseoftralee.co.nz
The Rose of Tralee in Ireland is at http://www.roseoftralee.ie