The New Zealand Rose of Tralee

Meet the 2019 New Zealand Rose of Tralee

Sinead Stayton, from Auckland, after being selected as the 2019 New Zealand Rose of TraleeThe 2019 New Zealand Rose of Tralee is Sinead Stayton, from Auckland.

This year's Auckland Rose is Sinead Stayton, a 21-year-old, who was born in New Zealand. She has qualifications in the IT industry, in which she currently works, but has an interest in joining the Police Force.

Sinead Stayton, representing AucklandShe played hockey at school and is interested in the guitar and dance (salsa National Bronze Group Winner). Sinead loves rain, writing, travel, indoor plants, makeup, socialising, dogs, food, and baking. Her father encouraged an interest in gardening when she was growing up.

Her maternal grandparents are from Sixmilecross, County Tyrone. On her father's side of the family, her grandmother was from County Cork.

Sinead's mother competed in the Rose of Tralee in 1983.

In her own words: