This new trophy has been donated by the Richards family to mark the contribution of the Late John Richards to Nelson Branch.  John was present at the second ever meeting when Tree Crops Nelson was formed in the 1970s.

The trophy is a brass crocodile nutcracker recumbent on a nut wood plinth. It will be awarded to a member of the Nelson Branch of the NZTCA who is deemed to be “of merit” from a local perspective. The winner is chosen by committee decision and cannot be a current member of the Nelson Branch committee. The trophy will reside with the winner for a year, before being passed on to the next recipient. A winner to hold the trophy for 2019 has been chosen and they will find out in due course.

Presentation of the inaugural John Richards Trophy will take place at the Nelson Branch end of year gathering on 15th December 2018.