Eight winners of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award are seeking mentors to support them in reaching their personal, business and career goals. The 6-month mentoring programme will start at the beginning on 2021.
The Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer Award was inaugurated in 2012, recognising the success of young Māori making their careers in the agricultural sector. The competition is open to young people of Māori descent who are aged 16 – 25 years working and gaining qualifications in dairying or sheep and beef farming. This year the awards expanded to include young Māori growers in the horticultural sector for the first time.
The mission of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmers Alumni is to inspire, lead and empower Māori to succeed. They recognised that there’s an opportunity for people with broad experience in agri-business to support them professionally and personally as they take the next steps in their careers.
We’re on the hunt for experts in the primary sector who can share their experience with the next generation of industry leaders.
This mentoring programme uses the Mentoring Foundation’s model – which starts with an evening Zoom hui with some light-touch training and explanation about the process. You’ll then be matched with a mentee based on your areas of expertise and their mentoring goals.
Mentors will need to commit to a total of six mentoring sessions over 6 months to help the mentee work towards an identified goal. You’ll be supported throughout the programme and will have clear guidance on how to make the most of a mentoring relationship.
Register your interest to be a mentor here: https://forms.gle/SQtFCGbDCshWmXKe8
Learn more about the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmers here: https://www.ahuwhenuatrophy.maori.nz/young.php