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.

Key dates

2023 Ahuwhenua Trophy Horticulture Competition Entries close: 5pm Friday 9th December 2022

2023 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower Award Entries close: 5pm, Friday 10 February 2023

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Chloe Butcher-Herries talks to Jamie Mackay

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Māori farmers acknowledged at big night of awards

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Rito Tapuke about 2023 Horticulture Award

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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 Sponsors

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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