Postponement of the New Zealand Ploughing Championships in Takapau 4th and 5th of April 2020

In light of the recent events regarding Covid 19 and after the government announcement regarding the spread of this illness, the New Zealand Ploughing Association has made the decision to postpone the 65th New Zealand Ploughing Championships in Takapau until further notice. This decision was made in consultation with the Takapau Ploughing Association. The New Zealand Ploughing Association hold the health of all competitors and spectators in the forefront of their minds and we will keep you informed once decisions are made regarding how this will proceed in the future. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.
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Many thanks
Willy Willetts
Chairperson of NZPA

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

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View list of accommodation at Takapau
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Upcoming Events

2018 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Thornbury

2019 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Rakaia

2020 New Zealand Ploughing Championships - Takapau

Lake Hawea - John Osborne 027 264 0133
East Otago - Noel Sheat 027 201 6821
Manawatu Vintage - 14/15 March - Rex Anderson 06 357 1858

Thornbury - 18 April - Colin Hitchcock 027 430 1388 and John Wild 027 433 4025
Waitaki - 18 April - Owen Horsnell  03 612 6318
Central Southland VMC - 19 April - Ray McKenzie 027 203 7283
Timaru - 19 April - Bob Mehrtens 027 432 6080
Geraldine Vintage  Non Qualifying - 26 April - Robert Weavers 03 693 8860

Taieri - 10 May - Murray Grainger 027 238 9718
Mid Canterbury VMC - 23 May - Peter Butterick 03 302 3843
Hinds - 24 May - Neil Ross 03 302 6055
Marlborough - 30/31st May - Ian Woolley 021 062 3892

Methven - 6th June - Sandy Redmond 03 302 8775
Rakaia - 7th June - John Davison 027 436 4464

Waimea Plains - August - Mark Dillon 027 221 0080
Waimea Plains VMC - August - Alastair Rutherford 027 684 3146

Reporoa/Rotorua - 27 Sept - Alan Wills 07 333 8528

Takapau - 3 October - Helen McSporran 027 600 1107
Wairarapa - 4 October - Barbara Wilson 06 379 7403
Manawatu - 5 October - Paul Henson 06 329 3969
South Otago - 17 October - Scott McKenzie 027 260 7902

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 - 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

February 2020 NEWSLETTER

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New Zealand Ploughing Championships 2019

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