Events and awards sponsored by MPI

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) sponsors a range of business and community events, conferences, and awards.

Ahuwhenua Trophy

The awards acknowledge and celebrate Māori excellence in farming and the significant role Māori play in New Zealand's primary industries.

Whenua Ora

A national engagement programme designed to promote land-based primary industry career pathways.

New Zealand Ice Cream Awards

An annual celebration of the country's best ice cream, gelato, sorbet, and dairy-free frozen products.

NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) sponsors several categories in the guild's annual awards.

Dairy Business of the Year

This annual competition provides farmers with the opportunity to undertake a high-level analysis of the performance indicators that drive their business's profitability, resilience, and sustainability.

NZ Food Awards

As part of New Zealand Food Awards, New Zealand Food Safety sponsors the Food Safety Culture Award, and the Primary Sector Products Award.

Who to contact

If you have questions about MPI sponsorships, email

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