PM Jacinda Ardern may have many talents, but an understanding of business is clearly not one of them.
Landcorp is to sponsor the Ahuwhenua Trophy, which recognises excellence in Maori dairy and sheep and beef farming.
Massey University has signed as a sponsor of the Ahuwhenua Trophy, awarded annually to the country’s premier Māori farmer.
Aligning farming practices so they care for the environment is critical for New Zealand, says Maori agri-businessman, Kingi Smiler.
About 700 people in late May attended a gala awards night in Whangerei, to see Omapere Rangihamama Trust farm, near Kaikohe, awarded the Ahuwhenua Trophy.
Prime Minister Bill English says in most regions Maori now have the potential to become the largest long-term investors.
On Friday the winner of the Ahuwhenua Trophy for the top Maori sheep and beef farm will be named at a gala awards dinner in Whangarei.
More than 150 people turned up to Pukepoto Farm Trust on May 4 for the last of three field days in the Ahuwhenua Trophy BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming Award for sheep and beef.