2013 Media Releases

Book on History of Maori Farming Launched

Entries now open for the 2014 Young Māori Farmer of the Year Award

2013 Ahuwhenua Trophy Winner

Young Te Kuiti shepherd named as inaugural winner in Ahuwhenua Young Māori Sheep & Beef Farmer of the year competition

2013 Ahuwhenua Trophy Judges

Te Hape B Trust Profile

Te Awahohonu Forest Trust Profile

Te Uranga B2 Incorporation Profile

Finalists for 2013 competition announced

BNZ supports farmers to make the most of future opportunities

Judges for 2013 competition announced

We’re Off – Minister Sharples Launches 2013 Competition

2013 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award Launched

Farewell and Thank You to Chief Dairy Judge Doug Leeder

BNZ supports farmers to make the most of future opportunities

Head of Agribusiness at BNZ, Richie Bowman (seen here with the Roku Mihinui, chair of Kapenga M) says that Māori and iwi-owned agribusinesses have grown to comprise somewhere in the vicinity of 10% of New Zealand’s agribusiness sector and play a large part in the ongoing growth and development of the agricultural sector.

“With the current focus and growth in exports to Asia, Maori agribusiness is well placed to take advantage of significant export opportunities.”

“The scale and unique brand of Maori-owned agri-businesses coupled with the long-term focus on profitability over capital growth places them in pole position to achieve long-term growth,” he says.

BNZ is the Platinum Sponsor for the Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award.