The Rose of Tralee
The Rose of Tralee contest is the premier event for New Zealand's Irish community.
Contests have been held in New Zealand for many years now, and each year the New Zealand Rose attends the International contest in Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland.
And 2015 is no different. There have been a series of selections by groups throughout New Zealand and over the weekend of 5-7 June a group of Roses will gather to compete for the title of New Zealand Rose of Tralee.
The contest is about selecting young women who epitomise the heritage and values of the Irish community in New Zealand.
Entry is open to all single young women aged between 18 and 27 who are are of Irish birth OR descent.
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