Māori Agribusiness Services

DairyNZ supports Maori Agribusiness with the following services and initiatives.


DairyBase is a leading industry benchmarking tool which shows your farms performance measured relative to others in the region or nationally. If you have multiple farms you can compare these against each other.

DairyBase website.

Whole Farm Assessments

Take a Whole Farm Assessment (WFA) and create a clear pathway to reaching your farm business objectives. A WFA looks at the whole farm system to identify and prioritise key issues, opportunities and options for change in line with the business strategy.

Find out more here.

Dairy Basics for Governors

An introductory seminar to provide your trustees and board members an introduction to the dairy industry and key aspects of overseeing a dairy farms. This seminar provides an ideal stepping stone to further development such as Conducting Business in your sector - dairy, or the DairyNZ mark and Measure governance programme.

Contact paul.bird@dairynz.co.nz for more information.

Tauhara Moana Monitor Farm

Learn practical implications of dairy farm operation through our monitor farm initiative offered in partnership with Tauhara Moana Trust. Register for email updates from Tauhara Moana Monitor Farm here.

Contact tony.finch@dairynz.co.nz for more information.

Federation of Maori Authorities (FOMA) annual conference

Offered in partnership with FOMA this annual forum showcases exemplary dairy farming practices and provides insights into the latest industry issues. Offered in

Contact paul.bird@dairynz.co.nz for more information.

Ahuwhenua Excellence in Farming Dairy Competition

The Ahuwhenua Trophy - BNZ Maori Excellence in Farming Award acknowledges and celebrates business excellence in New Zealand's important pastoral sector. This competition is held annually, alternating each year between dairy, sheep and beef.

Find out more here.