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 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. 

Download the programme flyer here.

2019 Locations and Dates 

In 2019, Wāhine Māia, Wāhine Whenua will be held in five locations throughout New Zealand. Each programme is held over four months – three full days plus an evening graduation ceremony, with all details confirmed with you before the programmes starts. 

Each programme is limited to 16 women, so register your place now via the ‘Register for WMWW 2019’ button below.

If 2019 locations and dates aren't suitable please complete enquiry form by clicking 'Register interest for 2020' below - this information will be used to plan for 2020. 

Locations Dates
Gisborne 27 Feb, 27 Mar, 23 Apr, 22 May
Kaikohe 21 Feb, 21 Mar, 18 Apr, 16 May
Opotiki 29 May, 26 Jun, 24 Jul, 21 Aug
Christchurch 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 31 Jul, 28 Aug
Wellington 21 Aug, 18 Sep, 16 Oct, 13 Nov


Click here to register for Wāhine Māia, Wāhine Whenua 2019 Register interest for 2020

  • 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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