Entries for the 2016 Ahuwhenua Māori Excellence in Farming Award for Dairy Businesses are now closed.
Entries for the 2016 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Competition are still open. They close on 29 February.
Dean Nikora is the Finalist Chief Judge. Having a person with the knowledge and skills of Dean Nikora adds great value to the judging panel. Dean, who is affiliated to Ngāti Maniapoto me Ngāti Tama, has extensive experience in governance, representation and consultancy within the primary sector. He has worked with Fonterra Shareholders Council, AsureQuality and Ballance Agri-Nutrients on a wide range of issues.
Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer of the Year 2015, Hannah Wallace is urging all young Māori farmers to enter the 2016 competition.
Hannah is also the first woman to win the award. She says the opportunities that have come out of the competition were overwhelming. Hannah is now an ambassador representing young Māori farmers.Read original article
The 2016 competition is for young Māori farmers working in the dairy sector. This award is about celebrating leadership qualities and inspiring young Māori into careers linked to growing the Māori asset base.
Enter the 2016 competition here