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 Oil Silver Plough (conventional)
  • Farmlands Fuel Reversible
  • Rural New Horse Plough
  • Johnson Gluyas New Holland Vintage Ploughing Championship

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

Held at 279 Nelsons road off Highway 50. Takapau 4th & 5th April 2020

Download Registration Form
View map of Takapau
View list of accomodation at Takapau

Upcoming Events

2018 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Thornbury

2019 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Rakaia

2020 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Takapau

Manawatu Vintage NQ - 9 March - Rex Anderson O6 357 1858

Courtenay/Paparua - 6 April
West Melton - 7 April
Waikato Heavy Horse NQ - 22 April - Fred Pilling 07 829 7032
Tokomairiro - 27 April - Hayden Allison 027 304 8468
Taieri NQ - 28 April - Murray Grainger 027 238 9718

East Otago VMC - 3 May - Noel Sheat 027 201 6821
Waitaki - 5 May - Rod Esker 027 228 4512
Timaru - 6 May - Bob Mehrtens 027 432 6080
Central Southland - 19 May - Ray McKenzie 027 203 7283
Mid Canterbury VMC - 25 May - Peter Butterick 03 302 3843
Hinds - 26 May - Neil Ross 03 302 6055

Marlborough - 3rd June Queens Birthday - Ian Woolley 021 062 3892
Methven NQ - 8 June - Dianne Weavers 03 693 8860
Upper Clutha Ploughing Match / Hawea - 15th June - Ph John Osborne 027 264 0133
Taupo Conference - 29th June

Lincoln - 6 July

Canterbury Conference - 7 August - Rakaia Presbyterian Church Hall
Waimea Plains
- 10 August - Mark Dillon 027 221 0080
Waimea Plains VMC - 11 August - Alastair Rutherford 027 684 3146

Reporoa/Rotorua - 28 Sept - Alan Wills 07 333 8528

Takapau - 5 October - Helen McSporran 027 600 1107
Wairarapa - 6 October - Barbara Wilson 06 379 7403
Manawatu NQ - 7 October - Paul Henson 06 3293969
Edendale NQ - 20 October - Ivan Scobie
Middlemarch - 27 October - Sean Leslie 027 565 8233

South Otago - 2 November - Scott McKenzie 027 260 7902

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 - sponsored by Gulf Oil
Reversible Plough -  sponsored by Farmlands Fuel
Vintage Plough - sponsored by Johnson Gluyas New Holland Vintage Ploughing Championship
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
General Secretary - Sarah McCully
Email: sjajmc@farmside.co.nz

November 2019 NEWSLETTER

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New Zealand Ploughing Championships 2019

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