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 2020 competition is for Māori horticulturalists.

Ahuwhenua Trophy 2020 Key Dates

Parliamentary Announcement of Finalists - Date TBC

Thursday 26 March - Location TBC - Field Day 1

Thursday 2 April - Location TBC - Field Day 2

Thursday 9 April - Location TBC - Field Day 3

Friday 22nd May 2020 - Awards Dinner - Trustpower Baypark Stadium & Arena, Tauranga

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2020 Ahuwhenua Trophy Launch

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Talking about us

Passion for land and people breeds success Māori Television Te Ao - 28 May 2019

Gisborne couple named top Māori sheep and beef farmers Newshub - 27 May 2019

Whānau kings of Ahuwhenua Waatea News - 27 May 2019

Embrace of farm life winner for Roa Waatea News - 27 May 2019

King whānau work hard to achieve farming success 25 May 2019 Māori Television

Plant a tree, grow a community 25 May 2019 Farmers Weekly

Eugene and Pania King reaping rewards of whanau support at Matawai Stuff - 07 March 2017

Kings reign at Ahuwhenua farming awards Gisborne Herald - 25 May 2019

Country Calendar Episode 9 - Motu Magic about Eugene and Pania Kings, one the 2019 Finalists

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2019 Award Dinner

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2019 Ahuwhenua Trophy winners: Eugene and Pania King, Kiriroa Station, Gisborne

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Ahuwhenua Trophy Competition for Horticulture Launched

Ahuwhenua Trophy Chairman Kingi Smiler says it is great to have the support of Horticulture New Zealand and the various sector groups who are sponsoring and supporting the new Ahuwhenua Trophy competition for horticulture, which was launched last night at the HortNZ Conference Gala Dinner by the Hon Nanaia Mahuta.

Barry O'Neil President of Horticulture NZ, Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Maori Development and Kingi Smiler Chairman of the Ahuwhenua Management Committee.

He says it was logical and timely to have a separate event to recognise the Maori contribution to horticulture. For more than two centuries, Maori have exported horticultural products – a fact not widely recognised in New Zealand.


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