Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer/Grower Award Entries

This award was inaugurated in 2012 for young Māori working in the agricultural sector. The competition has proved to be very popular and has attracted high quality entrants. A new award for Horticulture was also introduced in 2020.

The competition is run in conjunction with the senior Ahuwhenua Trophy which in 2025 is open to Māori sheep and beef farmers.

Enter the 2025 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Sheep and Beef Competition

Previous winners

Previous finalists

Nukuhia Hadfield, Ahuwhenua Trophy Management Committee Chair says the continued growth within the Māori agribusiness sector has opened up new career opportunities for rangatahi. She says in the relatively short time the AYMF competition has been running, it has brought to the fore some outstanding rangatahi who have already excelled in their careers.

“I encourage young Māori men and women to enter this competition. They will find, like others have in the past that it opens up new opportunities and networks and gives them the self-confidence to achieve their full potential. The Ahuwhenua whānau that runs the competition is both welcoming and supportive. They will have a great time,” she says.