Ahuwhenua Trophy - Excellence in Māori Farming and Horticulture

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 2025 competition is for Māori Sheep and Beef farmers.

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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.

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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.

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Recent Winners

2024 Dairy Wairarapa Moana ki Pouakani Incorporation.
2023 Horticulture Wi Pere Trust.
2022 Sheep and Beef Wi Pere Trust.
2021 Dairy Tataiwhetu Trust.
2020 Horticulture Te Kaha, 15B Hineora Orchard.

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