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 2022 competition is for Māori sheep and beef farmers.
We are currently in the 2022 competition for Māori sheep and beef farmers. The following 2023 competition is for Māori growers.
2022 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award is for people who are currently working in the sheep and beef industry or studying a sheep and beef qualification and who have previously worked in the sheep and beef 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.
2021 Dairy Tataiwhetu Trust.
2020 Horticulture Te Kaha, 15B Hineora Orchard.
2019 Sheep & BeefEugene and Pania King of Kiriroa Station.