Ahuwhenua Trophy

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 Awards dinner

Friday 14 May: Dairy Competition Awards Dinner, New Plymouth

2022 Sheep and Beef competition

Thinking about putting your farm forward for the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy Sheep and Beef Competition?

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2021 Finalist Field Days

Thursday 25 March: Field Day 1 - Pouarua Farms

Thursday 1 April: Field Day 2 - Tataiwhetu Trust

Thursday 8 April: Field Day 3 - Tunapahore B2...

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PGG Wrightson Māori agribusiness hīkoi

PGG Wrightson hosted a group of trustees to various orchards, farms and operations to help open the door to new opportunities.

Te Roroa Farms

We catch up with Snow Tane, General Manager of the Te Roroa Development Group discussing their focus on people, future generations and caring for the land.

Latest news about the Ahuwhenua Trophy

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...

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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 of t...

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Pouarua Field Day - Ahuwhenua Trophy

Good crowd at first Ahuwhenua Trophy field day. More than 150 people attended the field day of Po...

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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...

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