Wāhine Māia, Wāhine Whenua (UYFB)

Engaging wāhine as critical farming partners

Wāhine Māia, Wāhine Whenua (UYFB) engages Māori women as critical farming partners by building business knowledge, skills and confidence.

Red Meat Profit PartnershipDesigned especially for whenua Māori involved in sheep and beef farming, Wāhine Māia Wāhine Whenua helps participants better understand how their whānau, trust or incorporation farm is run. 

Skills and confidence to contribute more effectively to the business are built in a supportive environment with other like-minded wāhine.

Funded by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP), the four-month programme consists of three high-quality, full-day workshops delivered by industry experts and an evening graduation event. 


2017 Dates & Regions - Ahea?

Waihine Maia, Wahine Whenua (Understanding Your Farming Business) will be held in the following regions in 2017.  Each programme runs over four months and participants attend all four days. Venues will be confirmed with participants. Download the programme flyer here.

August/September 2017 start - no longer able to register

New Plymouth

31 Aug, 28 Sept, 26 Oct, 23 Nov


14 Sept, 12 Oct, 9 Nov, 7 Dec

Register your interest for Wahine Maia, Wahine Whenua 2018

  • Graduate feedback
  • Graduate feedback

    “Being together with other like-minded women and meeting highly-successful tutors who have a wealth of knowledge to share. Knowing there are other women farming and we can share our remedies and learn from each other also made me feel good.”  Read more...

Hear from our graduates

Wāhine Māia Wāhine Whenua graduates talk about why they decided to do the programme and their experiences of it.

Programme content 

In a relaxed and supportive environment you'll explore:

  • how you can add value as a more engaged critical farming partner
  • business planning to improve farm performance
  • the drivers and language of farming business
  • how to measure farm performance and potential
  • how to find and assess the financial information you want.

Returning to your business with fresh eyes, you will be able to participate more fully in decision making and communicate strongly to create positive change.

Your commitment - Te roa

You need to commit to all 3 full-day workshops (8.45am - 5.30pm), the evening graduation ceremony and some homework. Wāhine Māia, Wāhine Whenua is funded by the Red Meat Profit Partnership, which aims to increase capability in New Zealand’s red meat sector. Each programme is limited to 16 participants. There is no cost to participants.

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