2008 Media Releases

'Zero-to-hero' couple wins coveted Māori Dairy Award

Nearly 20 years ago Dean and Kristen Nikora left their town jobs to go dairy farming – they worked their way up from farm labouring, through to share milking, working in a 50/50 partnership and owning their own farm.


Ahuwhenua Trophy finalists named

Farms in Rotorua, Taupo, and Hawkes Bay have been named as finalists in this year's Ahuwhenua Trophy – Bank of New Zealand Māori Excellence in Farming Awards. The three finalists in this year's dairy competition are: Cesped Lands Limited Takapau, the Parekarangi Trust near Rotorua and the Hauhungaroa Partnership from Taupo.


Calling Māori Dairy Farmers

Chief Judge of the Ahuwhenua Trophy- Bank of New Zealand Māori Excellence in Farming Award, Doug Leeder is calling on Māori dairy farmers to enter the 2008 competition.


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