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:

  • Silver Plough Conventional
  • Norwood Agricentre South Reversible plough
  • Rural News Horse plough
  • Vintage plough

The Winners of the Gulf Oil 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.

2020 New Zealand Ploughing Championships Results

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Upcoming Events

2018 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Thornbury

2019 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Rakaia

2020 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Takapau

2021 Waimea Plains

2022 Marlborough

Manawatu Vintage - 14/15 March - Rex Anderson 06 357 1858
Timaru - 27 March
Waitaki (NQ) - 28th March
East Otago (NQ) - 29th March

Thornbury - 17 April - Colin Hitchcock 027 430 1388 and John Wild 027 433 4025
Central Southland VMC - 18 April - Ray McKenzie 027 203 7283
Geraldine Vintage Non Qualifying - 24 April - Robert Weavers 03 693 8860

Hinds - 1 May
Mid Canterbury (NQ) - 2 May
Methven - 8 May
Rakaia - 9 May
Tokomairiro - 15 May
Lincoln - 22 May
Courtenay Paparua - 23 May
North Canterbury - 29th May
Oxford - 30th May

Malborough - 5/6 June

Reporoa/Rotorua - 25 Sept - Alan Wills 07 333 8528

Takapau - 2nd October - Helen McSporran 027 600 1107
Wairarapa - 3rd October - Barbara Wilson 06 379 7403
Manawatu (NQ)- 4th October - Paul Henson 06 329 3969
Franklin - 16th October TBC
Waikato - 17th October TBC

Waikato - November - Lynda Guy 07 829 4761
Franklin - November - Ian Robb 0275 711232

Waikato - To be advised - John Guy 027 472 8374
Franklin Vintage NQ - To be advised - Ian Robb 027 571 1232
North Canterbury - To be advised
Upper Clutha - To be advised - John Osborne 027 264 0133
Otago/Southland Conference - To be advised

Our Valued Sponsors

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

Silver Plough Conventional
Reversible Plough sponsored by Norwood and Agricentre South
Horse Plough sponsored by Rural News
Vintage Plough

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
General Secretary - Sarah McCully
Email: sjajmc@farmside.co.nz

February 2021 NEWSLETTER

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New Zealand Ploughing Championships 2021
Riversdale 10th and 11th April

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