AgITO is a sponsor of the Ahuwhenua Trophy, celebrating Māori excellence in farming. We have been involved with the awards since 2005.
The Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award 2013 acknowledges and celebrates business excellence in New Zealand’s Sheep and Beef sector.
2013 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Trainee/Cadet of the Year
This is a competition for young Māori working in agriculture that has been introduced as part of the Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award. The 2013 award is for the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Sheep and Beef Trainee/Cadet of the Year.
Entry into this competition offers young Māori a great learning experience and the opportunity to mix with the best in the business and build their profile.
To enter the Ahuwhenua Trophy Young Māori Trainee/Cadet of the Year you must be:
- Aged 16-25 years as at 31 December 2012
- Currently employed on a sheep and beef farm
- Of Māori descent (must provide confirmation of whakapapa signed off by Kaumātua)
- Is currently enrolled in or has completed within the last year, a National Certificate in Agriculture, Level 3, or higher.
Entries for the 2013 award are now closed.
2012 Young Māori Trainee/Cadet of Year
Tangaroa Walker (Ranginui/Pukenga), Farm Manager, Toa Farms, Kennington, Southland was announced as the winner of the inaugural Ahuwhenua Young Māori Trainee/Cadet of the Year award. Congratulations Tangaroa!
The other 2012 finalists were:
Mark Coughlan (Tuhoe/Ngai Tai)
Farm Assistant, Wairarapa Moana Farms Dairy 2, Mangakino, Waikato
Tyson Kelly (Tuhoe/Whakatohea)
Farm Hand, Corboy Farms, Te Awamutu, Waikato
For more information about the Ahuwhenua Trophy, please visit http://www.ahuwhenuatrophy.maori.nz.