2018 Media Releases

2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Winner

2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy Winner Announced

2018 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award

Onuku Māori Lands Trust field day attracts good crowd

Mawhera Incorporation Field Day Success

Ahuwhenua Trophy finalists announced

The Proprietors of Mawhera Incorporation

Onuku Māori Lands Trust

Pāmu Farms of New Zealand (Landcorp) to sponsor Ahuwhenua Trophy

Massey University to Sponsor Ahuwhenua Trophy

2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy Competition Launchedy

Pāmu Farms of New Zealand (Landcorp) to sponsor Ahuwhenua Trophy

MEDIA RELEASE - 6 December 2017


Ahuwhenua Trophy Management Committee Chairman, Kingi Smiler says it is great to have Pāmu Academy coming on board as a Bronze sponsor. Pāmu Academy is a Joint Venture between Pāmu/Landcorp and Wilsons Consulting.


He says Sir Apirana Ngata and Lord Bledisloe who inaugurated the Ahuwhenua Trophy competition in 1933 had strong and successful interests in agriculture. Kingi says Lord Bledisloe had a background in science and technology and during his time in New Zealand he gave many speeches to farmers around the country.

“Pāmu Academy is an exemplar of the type of leadership and innovation on farm and beyond that aligns with the original vision and values that of Sir Apirana Ngata and Lord Bledisloe. They would both be impressed with what Pāmu Academy is doing and feel a great sense of pride in their legacy” he says.

Kingi Smiler says he looks forward to working with Pāmu Academy to enhance the leadership performance of the New Zealand agri-sector and showcase its success to everyone in the country.

Pāmu Academy General Manager Rebecca Keoghan said the Academy sponsoring the prestigious Ahuwhenau Trophy was a no brainer for the organisation.

“We are targeting safety leadership within the industry, and the Ahuwhenua Trophy competition has a focus on farm leadership, and so the fit was natural for us. We look forward to being a part of the Ahuwhenua whānau and helping drive a focus on safety leadership in the competition.”

The finalists in the 2018 competition will be announced in February and the final awards function will be held in Christchurch on Friday 25 May 2018.


Entries for the competition close on the 24th of November. Entry forms and other details are available here. Media can contact Peter Burke: 021 224 2184 / peterb@actrix.co.nz.

Photographs are free for use in relation to the competition. Visit www.bit.ly/ahuwhenuatrophy or contact John Cowpland, Alphapix: 027 253 3464 / info@alphapix.co.nz.


Our thanks to our valued Ahuwhenua Trophy sponsors: BNZ, DairyNZ, Te Tumu Paeroa, Te Puni Kōkiri, Fonterra, Ministry for Primary Industries, Ballance Agri-Nutrients, AgResearch, PGG Wrightson, Massey University, AFFCO, Allflex, BDO, Pāmu Academy, Tohu Wine and WorkSafe.