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Wāhine Māia, Wāhine Whenua (WMWW)

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 red meat 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. 

Download the programme flyer here.


Wāhine Māia, Wāhine Whenua 2020 Locations and Dates 

We are currently planning more Wāhine Māia, Wāhine Whenua locations for 2020.  If you would like to attend but cannot do one of the programmes listed, please use the 'Register interest for 2020' button below to let us know where you are based and we will get in touch when further programmes are scheduled.  Each programme is limited to 16 Wāhine and registration is essential, so register your place now via the ‘Register for WMWW 2020’ button below. All details will be confirmed with you before the programme starts.

Location Dates
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty  12 Feb, 11 Mar, 15 Jul, 26 Aug
Ruatoria, East Coast  19 Feb, 18 Mar, 5 Aug
New Plymouth, Taranaki 7 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug
Whangarei, Northland ( FULL) 14 Jul, 28 Jul, 11 Aug, 25 Aug


Register for WMWW New Plymouth 2020 Register interest for a future programme

  • 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 and whakaihuwaka talk about why they decided to do the programme and their experiences of it.

Programme content 

Our expert facilitators provide personalised learning in a trusted, supportive environment.

You’ll learn:

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


Your commitment - Te roa

You need to commit to all 3 full-day workshops (8.45am - 5.00pm), 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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