Entries are now open for the 2023 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower Award. This award is designed to recognise young up and coming Māori who are working in the horticulture industry.
The award was inaugurated in 2012 and has proved to be very popular, attracting high quality entrants, many of whom have gone on to take leadership roles in the agri and horticultural sectors.
Nukuhia Hadfield, Chair of the Ahuwhenua Trophy Management Committee, says the competition is a flagship award to showcase the great strides young Māori are making in the horticulture industry. She says the award also highlights the huge variety of roles that are available to young people.
“I urge all young Māori working in the horticulture industry to enter the competition and that their employers encourage and support members of their staff to put their names forward. This prestigious competition not only highlights bright young people, it also reflects well on their employers,” she says.
Entry details, including the entry form are available here. Entries close Friday 10 February 2023, the finalists will be announced in March 2023, and the winner will be announced at an awards dinner in Tauranga on 9 June 2023.
For further information contact Peter Burke on 021 224 2183 / firstname.lastname@example.org. To access ‘free for editorial use’ photos of competition go to https://bit.ly/3PWEdX7 and contact John Cowpland from Alphapix for download access on email@example.com.
A big thanks to our sponsors of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower Award:
Te Puni Kōkiri, Primary ITO, Te Tumu Paeroa and Horticulture New Zealand.