Story: Ahuwhenua – Māori land and agriculture

Ahuwhenua Trophy

Ahuwhenua Trophy

Kristen and Dean Nikora hold aloft the Ahuwhenua trophy. The Nikoras own and farm Mangatewai, a 342-hectare dairy farm near Takapau, and won the award in 2008. Āpirana Ngata started the Māori Farmer of the Year awards in 1932. The two trophies – for dairy farming and sheep farming - were donated by Lord Bledisloe.

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Ahuwhenua Trophy
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Tanira Kingi, 'Ahuwhenua – Māori land and agriculture - Incorporations and ahuwhenua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 January 2022)

Story by Tanira Kingi, published 24 Nov 2008