The three finalists for the 2015 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for sheep and beef were announced tonight at a function in parliament by the Minister for Primary Industries, Hon Nathan Guy. Two of the farms are in the East Coast region of the North Island and the other from the Far North. Read more...
In 2001 Bart and Nuku Hadfield pooled their resources along with Nuku's siblings Eugene, Ronald and Marama and their partners to lease Mangaroa Station in the Ruakituri Valley Northern Hawke's Bay and Ruakaka Station in Tiniroto Gisborne, though in different districts the properties boundary each other.
Paua Station is located about 80 km north of Kaitaia and 40 km south of the top of New Zealand, Cape Reinga. The Parengarenga rohe spans across the top of New Zealand from the Pacific Ocean in the East to the Tasman Sea in the West.
Maranga Station is a typical East Coast hill country sheep and beef property and lies about 30 kilometres south west of Gisborne. For the owners of Maranga Station it is the culmination of a challenging journey, hard work and sacrifice to create an economic property.
Press Release by New Zealand Government at 8:32AM, 27 Mar 2015
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated the three finalists in this year's Ahuwhenua Trophy competition, celebrating excellence in Māori farming.
The judges for the 2015 Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for sheep and beef have been announced.
There are two judging panels – one which decides the three finalists for the competition and a separate panel which selects the overall winner from the three finalists.
The first round judges are headed by Rob Gemmell from the Bank of New Zealand. The other members of the panel are Jenny McGimpsey from Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Peter Ettema from the Ministry for Primary Industries, Ian Peters from Te Puni Kōkiri, and Peter MacGregor and Abe Seymour from Primary ITO. Read more...
Entries for the 2015 sheep and beef competition are now closed. Judging takes place in the first two weeks of March and the names of the three finalists will be available on Thursday 26th March.
Entries to the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer of the Year Award 2015 are now open following the announcement made by Ahuwhenua Trophy Competition Trustee and Chief Executive of Te Puni Kokiri, Michelle Hippolite at the Federation of Māori Authorities annual conference in Whanganui on Saturday. The Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award is about celebrating leadership qualities and inspiring young Māori into careers linked to growing the Māori asset base.