The Ahuwhenua Trophy acknowledges and celebrates business excellence in New Zealand's important pastoral and horticultural sectors. This competition is held annually, alternating each year between dairy and sheep & beef, and now also horticulture. The upcoming 2021 competition is for Māori dairy farmers.
Thursday 25th March – Pouarua Farms
Thursday 1st April – Tataiwhetu Trust
Thursday 8th April – Tunapahore B2A Incorporation
We are currently in the 2021 Dairy Competition cycle. The following 2022 competition is for Māori sheep and beef farmers.
2021 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award is for people who are currently working in the dairy industry or studying a dairy qualification and who have previously worked in the dairy industry. This Award offers a great learning experience and the opportunity to mix with the best in the industry.
The Ahuwhenua Trophy is the most prestigious award for Māori agriculture, originally launched in 1933 by the visionary Māori leader Sir Apirana Ngata and the Governor General at the time Lord Bledisloe.
Our Platinum sponsors are Te Puni Kōkiri and The Ministry for Primary Industries.
The competition exemplifies Maori achievement in land based industries where a legacy of hard work, fortitude and innovation is demonstrated.
Te Kaha, 15B Hineora Orchard.
2019 Sheep & Beef
Eugene and Pania King of Kiriroa Station.
Onuku Māori Lands Trust.