Entries are open for the 2024 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award, for up-and-coming young Māori working on dairy farms around the country. Inaugurated in 2012 and aiming to recognise the achievements of young Māori in farming and horticulture, the awards next year also recognise young Māori involved in horticulture and sheep and beef. Chair of the management committee Nukuhia Hadfield says Maori agribusiness needs young innovative leaders and the trophy has unsurfaced come outstanding young Māori men and women who have already excelled in their careers. She urges young Māori wāhine and tane to enter this competition and their employers to encourage them to do so as well. Entries forms and further details are on the Ahuwhenua Trophy website.