The Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award acknowledges and celebrates business excellence in New Zealand’s important pastoral sector. The competition showcases achievement by Māori in this sector; in particular, successful approaches to governance, financing, management, innovation, environmental management and the recognition of ngā tikanga Māori.
The competition has a prestigious history dating back to 1932 when it was introduced to encourage skill and proficiency in Māori farming by Sir Apirana Ngata and, the then Governor General, Lord Bledisloe who donated the first Ahuwhenua Trophy.
The competition is held annually, alternating each year between dairy and sheep & beef. In 2018, the competition celebrates Māori excellence in dairy farming.
PGG Wrightson is proud to be a long-standing sponsor of the Ahuwhenua Trophy. The competition supports PGG Wrightson’s own vision of helping grow the country.
Following the announcement of the finalists at parliament, field days will take place at each of the farms. Each field day will commence at 9.30am and finish at 2pm.