28 Jul 2012

New Zealander wins youth ambassador role

4:15 pm on 28 July 2012

New Zealander Tim van de Molen has won the title of Australasian Rural Youth Ambassador.

Mr van de Molen, who is 29, works as an agribusiness manager for the ANZ-National Bank in Waikato.

He won the award in Darwin on Thursday night by beating five other competitors from around Australia.

Mr van de Molen says the win came as a surprise, because of the high calibre of the competition.

He says agriculture is key for both country's economies and he will take the opportunity as ambassador to promote that.