He aha te kai ō te rangatira? He kōrero, he kōrero, he kōrero.

What is the food of the leader? It is knowledge, it is communication.

2024 Ahuwhenua Trophy Winner Announced

Wairarapa Moana ki Pouākani are honoured and proud to be the winners of the Ahuwhenua Trophy for 2024, for Dairy.

In accepting the award, Chairman Kingi Smiler, on behalf of the Committee of Management acknowledged what a privilege it has been, to be finalist with the Whakatohea Māori Trust Board, as we shared the story of our journey of confiscated lands, displacement of our people, and commitment that we have made as kaitiaki to our whenua and our whānau.

High care and high efficiency worthy of recognition

A South Waikato hapu’s high care and high efficiency farming model on one of its landholdings has seen it recognised as a finalist in this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy.

Wairarapa Moana’s ki Pouakani Incorporation’s (WMI) Farm 4 uses inputs strategically as well as measuring and managing its pasture covers in a challenging environment to consistently see it placed in the top 10% of benchmarked dairy farms in the Taupō region.

Wairarapa Moana tells UN Special Rapporteur of Crown’s ‘trail of broken promises’ 

Wairarapa Moana Incorporation has told the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples about the Crown’s “trail of broken promises” during a two-day visit with them.

Francisco Cali-Tzay, an independent human rights expert for the UN Human Rights Council, is in Aotearoa on an academic visit at the request of Wairarapa Moana, Wakatū Incorporation in the South Island and the National Iwi Chairs Forum, together with the Human Rights Commission.


Recently Newsroom looked into what is driving the Māori economy.

Newsroom begins a six-part video series on the Māori economy.

Produced by Hinge Productions, the series is presented by Māori business analyst Joshua Hitchcock no Te Āti Awa ki Taranaki.

“This documentary takes a look into how the Māori Economy works, what drives it and makes it – and the businesses that operate within it – different from the wider New Zealand economy,” says Hitchcock.