New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

We’re committed to supporting the dairy industry and our New Zealand farmers through the highs and lows, which is why we’re proud to sponsor the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.

Get recognised

Entries have now closed for the 2017 competition - good luck to all the entrants. Visit the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards website to keep up to date with what's happening. 


NZDIA winners from 2016

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards!

Dairy Trainee of the Year

Winner Nicholas Bailey, Hawkes Bay/Wairapara
Runner-Up Karl Wood, Manawatu
Third Olivia Wade, Central Plateau

Merit Awards

DairyNZ Practical Skills Award Karl Wood

Share Farmer of the Year

Winner Mark & Jaime Arnold, Hawkes Bay/Wairapa
Runner-Up Michael & Susie Woodward, Canterbury
Third Callum & Hanna Stalker, Southland/Otago

Merit Awards

DairyNZ Human Resources Award Michael & Susie Woodward
Ecolab Farm Dairy Hygiene Award Mark & Jaime Arnold
Federated Farmers Leadership Award Michael & Susie Woodward
Fonterra Farm Source Interview Award Mathew Herbert & Brad Markham
Honda Farm Safety and Health Award Michael & Susie Woodward
LIC Recording and Productivity Award Michael & Susie Woodward
Meridian Energy Farm Environment Award Callum & Hanna Stalker
Ravensdown Pasture Performance Award Mark & Jaime Arnold
Westpac Business Performance Award Mark & Jaime Arnold

Dairy Manager of the Year

Winner Thomas Chatfield, Bay of Plenty
Runner-Up Hamish Kilpatrick, Canterbury
Third Lance Graves, Hawkes Bay/Wairarapa

Merit Awards

Dairy Manager of the Year Interview Award Sam Howard
DairyNZ Employee Engagement Award Thomas Chatfield
Meridian Energy Leadership Award Renae Flett
Fonterra Farm Source Feed Management Award Hamish Kilpatrick
DeLaval Livestock Management Award Thomas Chatfield
Primary ITO Power Play Award Thomas Chatfield
Fonterra Farm Source Farm Management Award Matt Birchfield
Westpac Financial Management & Planning Award Lance Graves