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About the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards

Since 1989, the New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards have been a benchmark of the New Zealand Dairy Industry, celebrating innovation, achievement and the best of dairying in New Zealand.

The Awards Programme

Annually, the Awards runs a programme of over 60 events directly involving over 6000 people ranging from dairy farmers to rural professionals, rural businesses, and the wider rural communities. They are coordinated regionally over 11 different awards regions and culminate in a national awards final held in May of each year.

Our People


Paulette Johns - Fonterra - Chair
Tracy Brown - DairyNZ
Tony Wilding - Independent
Brendon Stent - Independent
Gaynor Tierney - Independent
Sam Ebbett - Federated Farmers

National Committee

Raewyn Hills - Chair
Maegan Legg
Louisa Sahin
Nia Jones
Murray Perks
Andrew Macky

Management Team

Robin Congdon, General Manager
Steph Russell, Administration Manager
Jennifer Read, National Support Manager
Jo Rankin, Finance Manager
Anne-Marie Case-Miller, National Communications Manager
Steve Schoultz, IT Manager