Welcome to New Zealand Ploughing Association Incorporated.

One of the aims and objectives of the association is to promote and encourage interest in the art and skill of ploughing the land.

To achieve this, up to twenty three Qualifying Events are hosted by individual Associations throughout New Zealand each year and the Winners compete at the annual New Zealand Ploughing Championships held over two days in April or May. Day One is the Stubble competition and Day Two is the Grassland competition.

The four championship  classes are as follows:

  • Gulf Lubricants Silver Plough (conventional)
  • Farmlands Fuel Reversible
  • Rural New Horse Plough
  • Vintage Plough.

The Winners of the Gulf Lubricants Silver Plough Conventional and Farmlands Fuel Reversible Classes represent New Zealand at the Annual World Contest held in any one of the thirty countries affiliated to the World Ploughing Organisation.

Coming Events

May 2017

6th May Timaru Ploughing Match Ph Bob Mehrtens 027 432 6080

7th May Geraldine Vintage Ph Don McCullogh 027 293 8048

13 May Tokomariro Ploughing Match

13th May: COACHING DAY Canterbury
A Coaching day for all interested plough persons and judges is arranged as follows:-
Time 10.00am start
Location Highfield Road, Jeff Cridge’s farm
Information Paul Murphy 027 439 9713
Please do not bring tractors and ploughs.

14 May: Taieri Ploughing Match

20th May: Thornbury Ploughing Match

20th May: Oxford WMC - Qualifying all classes

21st May: North Canterbury PMA Qualifying Vintage

21st May: Central Southland Vintage

27th May:  West Melton YFC Qualifying all classes

28th May:  Lincoln Qualifying all classes

June 2017

3rd June – Hinds Ploughing Match  Ph Neil Ross 03 302 6055

11th June - Mid Canterbury Vintage
C/-Peter Butterick
Ph 03 302 3843

17th June – Methven Ploughing Match C/- Dianne Weavers,
Phone 03 693 8860

18th June - Rakaia Ploughing Match
John Davison Ph 03 926 3672

August 2017

West Otago 4th August

Waimea Plains 5th August

Waimea Plains Vintage 6th August

September 2017

30th September -Reporoa/Rotorua PMA Contact Alan Wills 073338528

October 2017

7th October Takapau PMA Contact Brian Kirk 06 842 1450

8th October Waiarapa PMA Contact Barbara Wilson 06 379 7403

9th October   Manawatu PMA Contact Paul Henson 06 329 3969

Waikato Vintage Tractor & Machinery Club October Contact Kevin Beck 07 889 6269

Edendale 14th October

Middlemarch 22nd October

November 2017

Waikato PMA November Contact John Guy 07 829 4761

Franklin Vintage Machinery Club Contact I Robb 09 299 8279

South Otago 11 November

NZ Ploughing Champs Locations

2018 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Thornbury

2019 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Rakaia

2020 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Takapau

March 2018
  • March 2018 – Manawatu Vintage Machinery Club Ploughing Match
April 2018

lst April 2018 - East Otago

7th April 2018 -  Waitaki Ploughing Association

8th April 2018 - East Otago

April 2018 - Waikato Heavy Horse Ploughing Match

Our Valued Sponsors

(Please visit our sponsors page for links to all our sponsors).

Silver Plough - sponsored by Gulf Oil
Reversible Plough -  sponsored by Farmlands Fuel
Vintage Plough
Horse Plough - sponsored by Rural News

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all Sponsors for their valued support and we look forward to a long and profitable association for all parties.

Board Member - Colin Millar
Email:  colin@millarz.co.nz
Executive Officer - Noel Sheat
Email: noelsheat@gmail.com