Each year the Irish Society selects a Rose of Tralee to represent the Club at the annual National Final of the contest. The winner of the NZ title goes on to represent New Zealand at the International Festival in Tralee, Co Kerry, in August of that year.
We held a 'selection evening' at which members were introduced to the prospective Roses, and Judges selected our 2018 Hutt Valley Rose of Tralee. Your can meet the 2018 HVIS Rose of Tralee.
Images from the Selection evening (Click an image to see a larger version):
Our three judges - Elaine, Finbarr, and Trish
2016 HV & NZ Rose, Hannah Greally, helped entertain the audience
Rebecca McKeown, 2018 HV Rose of Tralee
Receca with her parents, Raeputa and Brian
images by emotif ltd who have a full Gallery of photos from the evening.
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