Ahuwhenua Trophy, Excellence in Māori Horticulture Award 2023
The trophy recognizes excellence in Māori horticulture and is open to individual Māori running horticultural operations, as well as other entities such as Māori trusts and incorporations.
“What a great privilege it is for the horticulture industry to be associated with the Ahuwhenua Trophy and showcase the tremendous mahi that Māori are doing to further our industry, as well as their own iwi and whānau,” says HortNZ President Barry O’Neil.
“The inaugural 2020 horticulture competition highlighted an intrinsic commitment to the whenua, awa, and people. I look forward to the coming year as, once again, we work together to promote passion and good practice as the kaitiaki of Aotearoa.”
Ahuwhenua Trophy Management Committee Chair Nukuhia Hadfield says for the finalists, there is not only the prestige of winning the competition but the added benefits of high-quality feedback they receive on their enterprises.
Entries for the Ahuwhenua Trophy close at 5 pm, Friday, 9 December 2022.
Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower Award 2023
This award recognizes young, up-and-coming Māori who work in horticulture. It also offers contestants a great learning experience and the opportunity to mix with the best in the industry.
Employers and training providers are encouraged to support suitable entrants by working with them to enter the award.
Entries for the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower close at 5 pm, Friday 10 February 2023