Ahuwhenua Trophy

Te oranga i roto i ngā kaitiaki

Prosperity through guardianship

At PGG Wrightson we are aware of our responsibilities to assist landowners to be guardians of their land and people, by providing support, products and services that align to the common goals of the view that “our land sustains our people” as primary producers of Aotearoa.

As a sponsor of the Ahuwhenua Trophy for more than 15 years, we join Māori farmers and growers in celebrating improved farming practices and  role modelling excellence in farming to future generations.

Celebrating excellence in Māori agriculture and horticulture

The prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy competition was first held in 1933 and is designed to showcase and celebrate excellence in Māori agriculture and horticulture.

The competition was initiated by the great Māori leader Sir Apirana Ngata and the Governor-General at the time Lord Bledisloe who was a highly successful farmer in his own right. Their vision was to encourage and incentivise Māori farmers to improve their farming operation and for the winners of the competition to become role models for their peers.

By entering the Ahuwhenua Trophy competition, Māori have the opportunity to celebrate and showcase the standards they set as kaitiaki and stewards of the land to the world.

Entries open each year in October, with finalists announced in February.

Celebrating excellence in Māori agriculture and horticulture

The prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy competition was first held in 1933 and is designed to showcase and celebrate excellence in Māori agriculture and horticulture.

The competition was initiated by the great Māori leader Sir Apirana Ngata and the Governor-General at the time Lord Bledisloe who was a highly successful farmer in his own right. Their vision was to encourage and incentivise Māori farmers to improve their farming operation and for the winners of the competition to become role models for their peers.

By entering the Ahuwhenua Trophy competition, Māori have the opportunity to celebrate and showcase the standards they set as kaitiaki and stewards of the land to the world.

Entries open each year in October, with finalists announced in February.

2024 Ahuwhenua Trophy Dairy Competition

Entries to the 2024 Ahuwhenua Trophy Dairy Competition are open now.

Latest News

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12 June 2023
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Ahuwhenua

2023 Ahuwhenua Trophy Winner Announced

The winner of this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Māori horticultural enterprise is Wi Pere Trust based near Gisborne. The Minister for Māori Development, Hon Willie Jackson made the announcement at the awards dinner held in the Tauranga, attended by over 900 people. Other guests included, Hon...

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22 May 2023
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Ahuwhenua
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Ngāi Tukairangi Trust host impressive field day

About 250 people attended the field day for the Ngāi Tukairangi Trust in Hastings. Ngāi Tukairangi Trust is one of three finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy, Excellence in Māori Horticulture Award. The other finalists are MIL – Whiritoa Orchards based in Te Teko, and Wi Pere Trust near Waipaoa...

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17 May 2023
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Ahuwhenua
Community

Ahuwhenua Trophy Finalist Field Day Success

Around 250 people attended the field day at the orchard of Wi Pere Trust at Waipaoa near Gisborne. Wi Pere Trust is one of three finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy for excellence in Māori horticulture award. The others finalists are: MIL – Whiritoa Orchards and Ngāi Tukairangi Trust. As part...

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12 June 2023
Categories
Ahuwhenua

2023 Ahuwhenua Trophy Winner Announced

The winner of this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Māori horticultural enterprise is Wi Pere Trust based near Gisborne. The Minister for Māori Development, Hon Willie Jackson made the announcement at the awards dinner held in the Tauranga, attended by over 900 people. Other guests included, Hon...

Video or image
22 May 2023
Categories
Ahuwhenua
Community

Ngāi Tukairangi Trust host impressive field day

About 250 people attended the field day for the Ngāi Tukairangi Trust in Hastings. Ngāi Tukairangi Trust is one of three finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy, Excellence in Māori Horticulture Award. The other finalists are MIL – Whiritoa Orchards based in Te Teko, and Wi Pere Trust near Waipaoa...

Video or image
17 May 2023
Categories
Ahuwhenua
Community

Ahuwhenua Trophy Finalist Field Day Success

Around 250 people attended the field day at the orchard of Wi Pere Trust at Waipaoa near Gisborne. Wi Pere Trust is one of three finalists in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy for excellence in Māori horticulture award. The others finalists are: MIL – Whiritoa Orchards and Ngāi Tukairangi Trust. As part...

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