Ahuwhenua Trophy - Excellence in Māori Farming

The Ahuwhenua Trophy acknowledges and celebrates business excellence in New Zealand's important pastoral and horticultural sectors. This competition is held annually, alternating each year between dairy and sheep & beef, and now also horticulture. The upcoming 2022 competition is for Māori sheep and beef farmers.

Upcoming field day dates

Field Day 1: Thursday 25 August 2022 – Onuku Māori Lands Trust

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Field Day 2: 1 September 2022 – Wi Pere Trust

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Field Day 3: 8 September 2022 – Hereheretau Station

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Awards Dinner: Friday 21 October 2022 at the Pettigrew Green Arena, Taradale, Hawke's Bay.

Contact contact Mark Harris on 027 577 9991 or mark.harris@beeflambnz.com for more info.

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The Ahuwhenua Trophy is the most prestigious award for Māori agriculture, originally launched in 1933 by the visionary Māori leader Sir Apirana Ngata and the Governor General at the time Lord Bledisloe.

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Our Platinum sponsors are Te Puni Kōkiri and The Ministry for Primary Industries.
The competition exemplifies Maori achievement in land based industries where a legacy of hard work, fortitude and innovation is demonstrated.

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Recent Winners

2021 Dairy Tataiwhetu Trust.
2020 Horticulture Te Kaha, 15B Hineora Orchard.
2019 Sheep & BeefEugene and Pania King of Kiriroa Station.

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