The prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy competition was first held in 1933 and is designed to showcase and celebrate excellence in Māori agriculture and horticulture.
Over three years competitions are run for dairy, sheep and beef, and horticulture; in 2021 the award recognises excellence in dairying.
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.
Ahuwhenua 2022 Field Days
Thursday 25 August 2022 – Onuku Māori Lands Trust
Thursday 1 September 2022 – Wi Pere Trust
Thursday 8 September 2022 – Hereheretau Station
2022 Sheep and Beef competition
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PGW Māori Agribusiness Team
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Latest news about the Ahuwhenua Trophy
2022 top Māori sheep and beef farm announced
The finalists in the 2022 Ahuwhenua Trophy competition for the top Māori sheep and beef farm have been announced.Read more
2021 Ahuwhenua Trophy winner announced
The winner of this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Māori Dairy farm is Tataiwhetu Trust located in the Ruatoki Valley south o...
Tunapahore B2A - Ahuwhenua Trophy 2021
Another great crowd came along for the field day at Tunapahore B2A Incorporation located at Hawai on the East Coast
Ahuwhenua Trophy 2020 winner announced
The winner of the inaugural Ahuwhenua Trophy Excellence in Māori Horticulture Award 2020 is Te Kaha 15B Hineora Orchard. H...Read more