The Ahuwhenua Trophy – BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award acknowledges and celebrates business excellence in New Zealand's important pastoral sector. This competition is held annually, alternating each year between dairy and sheep & beef. The upcoming 2018 competition is for Māori dairy farmers.

Ahuwhenua Trophy 2018 Key Dates

Parliamentary Announcement of Finalists: Thursday 22 Feb 2018

Awards Dinner and announcement of the winner – Wigram Airforce Museum, Christchurch Fri 25 May 2018.


Talking about us

Watch a repeat of the Country Calendar episode of Bart and Nuku Hadfield who were the Ahuwhenua Trophy sheep and beef winners of 2015.

Listen here a DairyNZ's 10 attributes of a top dairy farmer - The Country - 25 January 2018

Massey to support Māori farming competiton - Massey University News - 10 October 2017

Listen here to the Omapere Rangihamama Trust manager on Rural News - 30 May 2017 - Please advance to 2:32

2017 Awards coverage on Māori Television


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Omapere Rangihamama Trust 2017 Ahuwhenua Trophy winner

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Listen to one of our judges on the Country

Pāmu Farms

DairyNZ's 10 attributes of a top dairy farmer.

The 10 attributes of a top dairy farmer, (as identified by DairyNZ's budget case study farmers), are helping farmers respond to a difficult 2017/18 season.

Farm Systems Specialist for DairyNZ Paul Bird spoke to The Country Early Edition's Rowena Duncum.

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

Pāmu Farms

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.

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Massey University to Sponsor Ahuwhenua Trophy

Massey

Massey University Vice Chancellor, Professsor Jan Thomas says the signing of an agreement to be a sponsor the Ahuwhenua Trophy is symbol of the emphasis that her university is placing on Māori.

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Massey to support Māori farming competiton

Massey

Massey University is demonstrating its support for the Māori agricultural sector by becoming a sponsor of the Ahuwhenua Trophy, BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award.

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2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy Competition Launched

2018 Launch

Māori farmers are being urged to enter the 2018 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for dairy. The Ahuwhenua Trophy Management Committee Chairman, Kingi Smiler says it is a great opportunity for Māori to take up the challenge and enter.

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