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

New Zealand Ploughing Championships 2018

14-15 April 2018. Held at Thornbury.
Registration Form Download
Event Programme Download
Further Information Download

November 2017

Franklin VMC - 4th November  Kimbrae Drive  Rototuna

Waikato PMA - 5th November
  Kimbrae Drive  Rototuna - 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

 14-15 April 2018 - New Zealand Ploughing Championships.  Held at Thornbury

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