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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.

This programme is funded by the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP). There is no cost to participants.

Wāhine Māia, Wāhine Whenua 2021 Locations and Dates 

In 2021, Wāhine Māia, Wāhine Whenua will be held at the Oromāhoe marae, 41 Porotu Road, Oromāhoe, Kaikohe, Northland. The programme is a three-day wānanga opening with a powhiri at 8:30am on Friday 19th March, and concludes with a graduation ceremony and hākari on Sunday 21 March from 1pm. Download a copy of the flyer here.

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  • 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 a 3-day wānanga opening with a powhiri from 8:30am on Friday through to Sunday, where the prorgamme will conclude with a graduation ceremony and hakari at 1:00pm. 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 20 participants. 

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