Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors – your support is appreciated.

Principal Sponsors

BNZ

Bank of New Zealand was founded in 1861 and has been an integral part of New Zealand life ever since. Today the bank employs over 5,000 people in New Zealand; works with Agri, Personal, Business and Private Wealth clients; and has 180 retail stores and Partners’ Centres across New Zealand. We’ve been working alongside agribusiness for more than 150 years – sheep, beef and dairy farmers, horticulturalists and viticulturalists. We know about the export market ups and downs, the constant drive for improved productivity and the need to balance present needs with future planning. Over the years we’ve gained a clear picture of how practical industry experience can make a real difference to our agribusiness clients. The BNZ Partners proposition brings all this knowledge together, so that your financial relationship can add value to your business.

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Silver Fern Farms

We are Silver Fern Farms – New Zealand’s leading processor, marketer and exporter of premium quality lamb, beef, venison and associated products to more than 60 countries around the globe.

With a proud history that spans some 75 years supplying the world with the best quality red meat New Zealand has to offer, today we have grown to become New Zealand’s second largest primary sector exporter.

We are a proud farmer co-operative representing over 16,000 sheep, cattle and deer farmer-shareholders throughout New Zealand. We are also one of New Zealand’s largest employers with over 7,000 staff at peak season.

Here at Silver Fern Farms, we are on a mission to create the world’s best red meat experiences. And every one of us goes to great lengths to make the difference.

That difference, we believe, is a product naturally made of our Land and of our People.

Visit the Silver Fern website

CTV

RURAL NZ, TV Show hosted by Scott Bamford. Showcasing rural New Zealand at its finest. We will introduce you to key people that really make an impact within their local communities and we’ll give you an insight into rural developments across Canterbury.

Visit the Rural NZ – CTV web page

Reach Media

Reachmedia is a multi-channel marketing company, connecting advertisers with consumers by providing targeted solutions within the mailbox marketing and digital media space. We partner with some of New Zealand’s largest retailers such as The Warehouse, Bunnings, Progressive Enterprises and Kmart. Whether you run a small company or an empire, we can help you to grow your business by effectively reaching your target audience. Reachmedia’s extensive research, digital and data capability ranges from simple location radius targeting to geo-demographic target audience segmentation overlaid with client or third party data. Reachmedia is a joint venture between New Zealand Post Group and Salmat.

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Other Sponsors

Lincoln University
Lincoln University

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university. Research and teaching within the land-based sectors is critical to the New Zealand economy – and it is becoming increasingly important for addressing global issues such as how to feed the ever growing world population. Lincoln’s proud 135 year history, solid base in the agricultural sector, and contemporary understanding of environmental, social, scientific and commercial application of knowledge throughout the value chain, means the university is perfectly placed to help address those issues. With more than 20% of the workforce employed in the land-based sectors, Lincoln’s specialist qualifications – from sub-degree to postdoc – that will enable graduates to find a career, at home or overseas.

Lincoln University

Farmlands
Farmlands

Now with 81 stores canvassing the country, Farmlands Co-operative is the market leader in rural merchandise in New Zealand. As a prominent rural co-operative we take our role in the lives of our 56,000 shareholders very seriously – striving to add value to their businesses through our service and the price of goods we supply them. The Farmlands Card can be used at more than 6000 Card Partner outlets nationwide, ensuring shareholders can get a better deal no matter what they are shopping for. We work hard to provide the cheapest deals possible on everything our members might need. Farmlands Co-operative is proud to support the 2015 SI Farmer of the Year.

Farmlands

Ravensdown
Ravensdown

100% farmer-owned, Ravensdown supplies close to half New Zealand’s agriculture fertiliser. Ravensdown provides customers with sound technical advice and a comprehensive range of key farming inputs at the lowest sustainable cost. As well as NPKS fertiliser, Ravensdown offers lime, soil testing, ground and aerial spreading, animal health products, agrochemicals, feed and urea silos, eco-n (nitrification inhibitor), backed by our highly skilled technical specialists.

Ravensdown

Hazlett Rural Limited
Hazlett Rural Limited

Hazlett Rural Limited is a diversified rural services business and is a member of the New Zealand Stock and Station Agents Association.

The most important thing we do is ensure that our clients’ outcomes are optimised. By being part of the decision making process, we are better able to ensure that outcomes are maximised at every stage of the process. The timing with which things are done can be just as important as what is done.

The HRL core areas of delivery are: Livestock agency, insurance, farm advisory services, transport and logistics services, financial services and product supply.

The Hazlett Rural Limited team achieve these successful outcomes by being responsive, proactive and practical. All based on a solid base of hard-won experience.

Hazlett Rural Limited