Mr Wake is new head of fruitgrowers
Mr Colin Wake of Riverslea Rd Sth, Hastings, is the president-elect of the Hawke’s Bay Fruitgrowers’ Association.
He was the only nominee for the position when nominations closed last night with association secretary, Mr Boyd Lindsay.
Mr Wake takes over from Mr Keith Spackman immediately after his election is conﬁrmed at the annual meeting of the association on Thursday night.
Mr Spackman has resigned after a 10-year term as president.
Mr Wake has been on the association’s executive committee since first being elected in 1974.
Elections will be necessary for vice-president and for either ﬁve or six executive committee members.
If current executive member Mr Ray Cartwright wins the election for vice-president, six executive members will be elected.
Challenging for the vice-presidency is Mr David Mardon, a former executive committee member and current member [of] the district’s advisory committee of the New Zealand Fruitgrowers’ Federation.
The nine candidates for the executive are sitting members Mrs Barbara Brookfield and Mr Graeme Jones and Messrs Phillip Cranswick, David Mardon, Stewart Horn, Bruce Small, Martin Pike, Nigel Kirkman and John D’Ath.
The guest speaker at the meeting will be Mr Alan Reid, the managing director of Grower Canneries Ltd.
Other speakers include Mr Reid’s brother Colin, an apple grower at Flaxmere, and Mr Graeme Wake, a grower at Havelock North who will both speak of their observations of fruit growing in the United States. Mr Wake will also speak of fruit growing in Europe.