Awards

Awards are a fantastic way to acknowledge the contribution of individuals to our industry. And many industries have awards that recognise both specific activities (eg environment) and long service with Life memberships or awards.

We think it’s time to seek recognition for the many women who have helped build our industry. The majority of awards rely on  a nomination process so lets drive change by nominating women for these awards.

Horticultural industry organisations awards

Horticulture New Zealand

Bledisloe Cup
Hort NZ Presidents Trophy
Hort NZ Industry Service Award
Environmental Award
Hort NZ Life Member

New Zealand Apples & Pears

NZAPI Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

NZ Asparagus Council

Lifetime achievement award
Life member

NZ Avocado Growers Association

Three different grower awards for orchard performance based on yield and consistency of yield.

Summerfruit New Zealand

Life member
Mack Nicol Award
Industry recognition awards

Tomatoes NZ

Life Members
Awards of merit
Lifetime Achievement awards

Vegetables New Zealand

Life Members
Awards of merit
Lifetime Achievement awards

Zespri

Kiwifruit Industry: Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal
NZ Kiwifruit Industry Innovation Award

Hawkes Bay Fruitgrowers Association

Two Awards

Fourneau Award for Innovation

Joe Bell Trophy for Service to the industry + Life membership

HBFA also provides scholarships for people domiciled in Hawke’s Bay

Primary sector awards

Ahuwhenua Trophy

Ahuwhenua Young Maori Grower

The Ahuwhenua Trophy acknowledges and celebrates business excellence in New Zealand’s important pastoral and horticultural sectors. This competition is held annually, alternating each year between dairy and sheep & beef, and now also horticulture. The upcoming 2020 competition is for Māori horticulturalists.

Biosecurity 2025

NZ Biosecurity awards

The New Zealand Biosecurity Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding

Primary Industries NZ

Primary Industry Team Award – sponsored by Primary ITO
Primary Industry Science & Research Award- sponsored by Yashili Dairy
Primary Industry Innovation & Collaboration Project Award- sponsored by Norwood
Primary Industry Leadership Award- sponsored by Lincoln University
Primary Industry Champion Award- sponsored by Federated Farmers
Outstanding Contribution to Primary Industries NZ- sponsored by Massey Ferguson

The Primary Industries New Zealand Awards are open to individuals, teams and companies from any producer groups working within the primary sector or in support of the primary sector.

Rural Women

Supreme Winner
Emerging Business
Love of the Land
Creative Arts
Rural Health & Wellbeing
Innovation
Rural Champion
Bountiful Table

The NZI Rural Women New Zealand Business Awards are a tremendous showcase for rural women….an irresistible opportunity to learn more about yourself and grow your business.”

NZ Avocado Growers Association

Three different grower awards for orchard performance based on yield and consistency of yield.

Summerfruit New Zealand

Life member
Mack Nicol Award
Industry recognition awards

Tomatoes NZ

Life Members
Awards of merit
Lifetime Achievement awards

Vegetables New Zealand

Life Members
Awards of merit
Lifetime Achievement awards

Zespri

Kiwifruit Industry: Fresh Carriers Hayward Medal
NZ Kiwifruit Industry Innovation Award

NZ Royal Honours

 

Lets not forget the NZ Royal Honours and awards. Awarded twice yearly (New Year and Queens Birthday) the honours recognise kiweis who have contributed at every level in NZ. This is one area where women have been acknowledged. Lets keep it that way – take a look at the criteria in the link below. 

The process of submitting a nomination for an honour is formal and follows a specific procedure. However it is not onerous and excessively complicated so don’t be daunted. Talk to us if you’d like some advice on how to nominate a woman who deserves recognition.

NZ Royal Honours

ORDERS
The Order of New Zealand
The New Zealand Order of Merit
The Queen’s Service Order

AWARDS
The Queen’s Service Medal
New Zealand Gallantry and Bravery Awards
The New Zealand Antarctic Medal

The award of honours should be on service to the community or nation, and on merit and achievement, in whatever field, going beyond the normal requirements of duty or office.