This award was inaugurated in 2012 for young Māori working in the agricultural sector. The competition has proved to be very popular and has attracted high quality entrants.
The new award for Horticulture was introduced in 2020.
The 2023 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower Award is for people who are working for levy paying members of Horticulture New Zealand. This Award offers a great learning experience and the opportunity to mix with the best in the industry. Employers/training providers are encouraged to support suitable entrants by working with them to enter the Award.