An occasion to shine a spotlight on the important role the primary sector plays in the economy and honour the most successful and innovative primary industries’ producers and supporters. 

We have announced the finalists for the inaugural Primary Industries New Zealand Awards! More details ...


Award categories

  • Primary Industry Team Award
  • Primary Industry Science & Research Award
  • Primary Industry Innovation & Collaboration Project Award
  • Primary Industry Chief Executive Award
  • Outstanding Contribution to Primary Industries NZ


The Primary Industries New Zealand Awards are open to individuals, teams and companies from any producer groups working within the primary sector or in support of the primary sector.

The Primary Industries New Zealand Awards will reward the most successful and innovative primary sector operators, and champion New Zealand’s primary sector role models.

Do not miss out on this exciting opportunity to be a part of the celebrations.

Reserve your table of 10 or book your place here now


Why Apply?

The Primary Industries NZ Summit Awards brings together supportive and active participants in New Zealand’s primary sector businesses, suppliers and government agencies.

Along with national recognition as a Primary Industries leader and success story, our winners receive:

  • Editorial exposure via the Federated Farmers media channels, including ‘The Country’ website.
  • Networking opportunities with other export and business leaders at the Awards Dinner
  • An award to keep and a customized ‘award winner’ crest for website and online promotional use.


All finalists are invited to attend the Primary Industries Awards Dinner for the presentation in Wellington on July 1 at Te Papa.



Award entrants must work for a New Zealand based organisation or primary industry sector. Team entries must also have at least one New Zealand based team member.

Awards Timeline:

Entries open: 11 February 2019

Entry & Submission deadline: 8 April 2019

Primary Industries Awards & Gala Dinner: 1 July 2019


Award categories are independently judged by a team of respected experts. 

Please prepare your entry with a maximum of 1800 words. You may upload relevant appendices digitally to support your entry.

Entries may be transferred to an alternate category if the judges deem it suitable and appropriate.

For more information about the awards please contact Nikki Wright


Meet Your Awards MC - BEN HURLEY

Star of hit TV3 Show 7 Days – Ben Hurley is one of the success stories of New Zealand stand-up comedy.
Winner of the two biggest comedy awards in New Zealand, the 2004 Oddfellows Billy T award and the 2008 Fred Dagg award, Hurley is a headline act in New Zealand but also on the highly competitive UK circuit. In 2008 he supported Irish superstar Ed Byrne on a 70-date sell out tour of the UK and Ireland.

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