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

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.

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

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required


Tataiwhetu Trust on country calendar

View Video

On YouTube

Young Māori Farmer Award

View Video

On Stuff

Pouarua Farms

Find Out More


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.

Find Out More

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.

Find Out More

Recent Winners

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

Find Out More