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

  • 8th April – East Otago Ploughing Match:
    East Otago Vintage ploughing match will be held Sheat's property Fleming Road Palmerston on the 8th April. There will be practice ground available on the 7th for those who wish to come early.Starting time 10.00am.

Loading bank will be at the usual place on SH1.
Entries to noelsheat@gmail.com or 03 4651 224

  • 9th April Waitaki Ploughing Match
  • Waikato Heavy Horse Club 9th April Contact Fred Pilling 078297032
    55 Fullerton RD Te Kowhai, starting 10.30 am,
    5 Horse teams will be ploughing
  • 22nd and 23rd April - New Zealand Championships 1889 Highfield Rd Courtenay Contact Jeff Cridge 033181755



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

7th May Geraldine Vintage Ph Don McCullogh

027 293 8048


10th June – Hinds Ploughing Match  Ph Neil Ross 03 3026055

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


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


7th October Takapau PMA Contact Brian Kirk 068421450

8th October Waiarapa PMA Contact Barbara Wilson 063797403

9th October   Manawatu PMA Contact Paul Henson 063293969

Waikato Vintage Tractor &machinery Club October Contact Kevin Beck 078896269


Waikato PMA November Contact John Guy 078294761

Franklin Vintage Machinery Club Contact I Robb 092998279

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

Our Valued Sponsors

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

Silver Plough - sponsored by GULF Lubricants
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