The Ahuwhenua Trophy – BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award
acknowledges and celebrates business excellence in New Zealand's important pastoral sector. This competition is held annually, alternating each year between dairy and sheep & beef. The upcoming 2018 competition is for Māori dairy farmers.



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Porirua boy now a top farmer Farmers Weekly - 31 May 2018

Horticulture part of Ahuwhenua mix Waatea News - 31 May 2018

Te Puni Kōkiri congratulates 'super stars' of Māori agribusiness Te Puni Kōkiri - 30 May 2018

Listen here to Basil Tapuke talking on Waatea News - 30 May 2018

Rotorua farm wins Ahuwhenua Trophy NZFarmer - 30 May 2018

Rotorua's Onuku Trust wins Ahuwhenua Trophy, Harepaora Ngaheu Young Māori Farmer winner Rotorua Daily Post - 29 May 2018

New Zealand Government - Hon Meka Whaitiri, Associate Minister of Agriculture, Associate Minister of Forestry Māori farming excellence celebrated - 27 May 2018

New Zealand Government - The Minister for Māori Development Nanaia Mahuta Rotorua's Onuku Trust wins Ahuwhenua Trophy - 26 May 2015

Cheyenne Wilson, finalist of the 2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award - 23 May 2018 Rereātea on Māori Television

From about 1.30, watch a story about the 2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award - 23 April 2018 Rereātea on Māori Television

Rotorua and Hokitika farmers named as finalists for Māori excellence in farming award NZ Farmer - 23 February 2018



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Ahuwhenua Trophy Winner Announced

Onuku Māori Lands Trust from Rotorua is the winner of the 2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for dairy.

Moyra Bramley, Chairperson of Onuku Māori Lands Trust

The announcement was made by the Governor General, Her Excellency, The Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy, at a special awards function held in Christchurch tonight. The function was attended by more 650 people including the Minister for Māori Development, the Hon Nanaia Mahuta, the Associate Minister of Agriculture Hon Meka Whaitiri and other dignitaries representing te ao Māori, central and local government and agribusiness.

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Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Winner 2018

The winner of this years Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award is twenty six-year-old Harepaora Ngaheu from Te Teko in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Harepaora Ngaheu

The announcement was made by the Māori Trustee and Chief Executive of Te Tumu Paeroa, Jamie Tuuta at an awards function in Christchurch run as part of the Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Māori dairy farm. About 650 guests including the Governor General, Minister for Māori Development and the Associate Minister of Agriculture and other dignitaries were present at the function.

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