2024 New Zealand Ploughing Championships

The New Zealand Ploughing Championships 2024 will be held in the Waikato -
near Hamilton Day one of the championships will be Saturday 13th, Day two will be Sunday 14th April.

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:

  • Fern Energy Silver Plough Conventional
  • Pioneer Brand Products Reversible
  • Rural News Horse Plough
  • New Zealand Vintage Plough Champs
  • Holmes Solutions Contemporary

The Winners of the Fern Energy Silver Plough Conventional and Pioneer Brand Products Reversible Classes represent New Zealand at the Annual World Contest held in any one of the thirty countries affiliated to the World Ploughing Organisation.

Upcoming Events

2023 - South Otago
2024 North Island
2025. Middlemarch
2026. Canterbury
2027 Canterbury
2028. North Island
2029 Lake Hawea - World Ploughing Championships hosted by NZ held at Lake Hawea

Manawatu Vintage - March - Rex Anderson 027 453 0122

Thornbury - April - John Wild 027 433 4025
Waitaki - 15 April - Owen Horsnell 03 612 6318
East Otago - 16 April - Ron Sheat 027 431 1535

Marlborough (Non qualifying) - King's Birthday Weekend June - Ian Woolley 021 062 3892

Methven Ploughing Association Match -
Saturday 10th June, 10.30 am start
Ross and Adrienne Richards, Darts Rd, Methven
Entry $30 includes lunch and afternoon tea.
Entries to: Sandy Redmond 027 322 1246 or email bruceandsandy@windowslive.com

Methven Ploughing
- June - S Redmond 03 302 8775 or 027 322 1246

Rakaia Ploughing Match

Location: Hayton Bros - Dromore Hatfield Road
Start Time: 10:30am
Loading bank on site
Entry Fee $30.00 This includes lunch and afternoon tea
All Classes including Contemporary

Contact: Bruce 0274319155

Lincoln (non qualifying) - August - John Court 027 432 2060

Reporoa Rotorua - 30 Sept 2023 - David Chatterton 027 675 1147
Courtenay Paparua - Aug/Sept - Jeff Cridge 027 653 7969

Manawatu PMA - 2nd Oct - Ian Cocker 027 445 8655
Takapau - 7th October 2023 - Helen McSporran 027 600 1107
Wairarapa PMA (Non qualifying) - Oct 1st - Barbara Wilson 06 379 403

Franklin - 17 Nov - Ian Robb 027 571 1232
Waikato - 16 Nov - John Guy 027 472 8374

Taieri - May or Sept - Murray Grainger 027 238 9718
Mid Canterbury - late May or June - Keith Howden 027 244 5005
Courtenay Paparua - Aug/Sept - Jeff Cridge 027 653 7969
Middlemarch - TBC - Sean Leslie 027 565 8233
Waimea Plains PMA - TBC - Mark 027 221 0080
Lake Hawea - TBC - John 027 264 0133
South Otago (Non qualifying) - TBC - Scott 027 260 7902
Tokomairiro (Non qualifying) - TBC - Hayden 027 304 8468
Waimea VMC (Non qualifying) - TBC - Alistair 027 684 3146
Central Southland (Non qualifying) - TBC - Ray 027 203 7283
Hinds - TBC - Phone 03 302 6055 - John Booth 027 436 6302 - Neil Ross 03 302 6055
Rakaia - Bruce Graham 027 431 9155
Timaru (Non qualifying) - TBC - Bob Mehrtens 027 432 6080
North Canterbury (non qualifying) - TBC - Ken Readman 027 600 1031
Oxford WMC (non qualifying) - TBC - John 027 457 3332

Our Valued Sponsors

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

Fern Energy Silver Plough Conventional
Pioneer Brand Products Reversible
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

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