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Hill country farm field day a hit

Hill country farm field day a hit

The final farm field day in this years Ahuwhenua Trophy has again attracted a significant turnout. Kiriroa Station at Motu, 70 km north west of Gisborne is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Eugene and Pania King.

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Central Hawke’s Bay field day proves popular

Central Hawke’s Bay field day proves popular

A field day at historic Gwavas Station, Tikokino in Central Hawke’s Bay attracted a good crowd of people keen to see why this property is a finalist in this this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy for excellence in Māori sheep and beef farming.

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Whangara field day attracts good crowd

Whangara field day attracts good crowd

A crowd of about 250 people attended the field day of Whangara Farms, a finalist in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy for excellence in sheep and beef farming.
Whangara Farms, 35 km north of Gisborne is 8,300 hectares (6,900 effective) and runs 45,000 sheep, about 6,000 cattle and employs 17 full time staff. Whangara Farms is a Partnership of three Māori Incorporations – Whangara B5, Pakarae A and Tapuwae Whitiwhiti of Ngati Konohi all under one management system.

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Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer 2019 finalists announced

Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer 2019 finalists announced

The finalists in the 2019 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award for Sheep and Beef have been announced. They are :

Kristy Maria Roa, Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Apakura. Kristy works as a shepherd on Iwinui Station near Tolaga Bay on the East Coast of the North Island.

Tumoanakotore-i-Whakairioratia Harrison-Boyd, Ngati Porou, Whanau a Tuwhakairiora me Te Whanau a Hinekehu. Tu is a shepherd at Whareopaia Station near Tolaga Bay on the East Coast.

Taane-nui-a-Rangi Rotoatara Hubbard, Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Pahauwera, Tainui, Ngati Pakapaka, Ngai Tahu, Ngai Tuhoe. Taane is a shepherd on Caberfeidh Station in the Hakataramea Valley near Kurow, northwest of Oamaru.

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Ahuwhenua Trophy 2019 finalists announced

Ahuwhenua Trophy 2019 finalists announced

The finalists in this year's Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Māori sheep and beef farm were announced at Parliament today by the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Damien O´Connor.
The finalists are:
Whangara Farms, situated 35 km north of Gisborne;
Te Awahohonu Forest Trust – Gwavas Station, at Tikokino 50 km west of Hastings; and
Kiriroa Station – Eugene & Pania King, at Motu, 70 km north west of Gisborne.

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Whangara Farms

Whangara Farms

Whangara Farms is a partnership of three Māori Incorporations. In 2006, Whangara B5 and Pakarae A and Other Blocks formed the original partnership. In 2015, Tapuwae Whitiwhiti joined and Whangara Farms Partnership was established. This effectively brought the three major Incorporations of Ngāti Konohi back under one management system.

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Kiriroa Station - Eugene & Pania King

Kiriroa Station  - Eugene & Pania King

Kiriroa Station is owned and operatered by husband and wife team, Eugene and Pania King. For 12 years they farmed in a whānau partnership. They all had one goal in common, to one day all own their own farms. The whānau knew that with hard work, commitment, and determination their goal would be reached. Eugene and Pania are grateful to have had the opportunity to farm with whānau, and are proud of what has been achieved.

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Te Awahohonu Forest Trust – Gwavas Station

Te Awahohonu Forest Trust – Gwavas Station

Te Awahohonu Forest Trust was formed in 1971. The Trust is constituted by the Māori Land Court as an Ahu Whenua Trust. The Trust administers Tarawera C9 comprising 20,960ha in total, 8,428ha in Awahohonu forest, 2,623ha in Tarawera Station, and 9,909ha Ahimanawa (Native). In addition to Tarawera C9, the Trust owns 1,000ha at Gwavas Station, and a further 160ha farming property neighbouring Tarawera Station.

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Peter Little Member of the NZ Order of Merit

Peter Little Member of the NZ Order of Merit

Peter Little Member of the NZ Order of Merit: For services to Māori land development and administration. Mr Peter Little has had a career in the development and administration of Māori land since the 1960s, beginning his career with the former Department of Māori Affairs and Island Affairs in Taumarunui.

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Horticulture signs up to prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy

Horticulture signs up to prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy

Horticulture today signed up to be part of the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy Te Puni Kōkiri Excellence in Māori Farming Award, which recognise excellence in Māori farming.

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Ahuwhenua Trophy Competition Launched

Ahuwhenua Trophy Competition Launched

There is a call for Māori sheep and beef farmers to enter the Ahuwhenua Trophy, Te Puni Kōkiri Excellence in Māori Farming Award 2019 for Sheep and Beef.

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