Welcome to New Zealand Ploughing Association Incorporated.
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.
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
3rd June – Hinds Ploughing Match Ph Neil Ross 03 302 6055
11th June - Mid Canterbury Vintage
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
West Otago 4th August
Waimea Plains 5th August
Waimea Plains Vintage 6th August
30th September -Reporoa/Rotorua PMA Contact Alan Wills 073338528
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
Waikato PMA November Contact John Guy 07 829 4761
Franklin Vintage Machinery Club Contact I Robb 09 299 8279
South Otago 11 November
2018 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Thornbury
2019 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Rakaia
2020 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Takapau
- March 2018 – Manawatu Vintage Machinery Club Ploughing Match
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
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.