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Welcome to Rural Contractors New Zealand

Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) is the only national association and the leading advocate for rural contractors in New Zealand.

RCNZ monitors central and local government policies, plans and proposals on behalf of our membership. We also maintain close relationships – and lobby on behalf of our members – with a wide number of organisations, government departments and other national bodies.

Premium Partners

Rural Contractors New Zealand is proud to host these Premium Partners. Click to view their products and services.

More of Our Partners

Our Partnership

Nufarm is a global partner in agrichemicals and RCNZ members now have easy access to innovative crop protection solutions and technical advice.

Learn more about compliance, innovation, sustainability and people. Explore what is on offer to take advantage of this partnership.

Search Our Directory

Search through our directory of over 500 contractors across New Zealand to find exactly what you need. Select a region to filter by location or search by activity.

About Rural Contractors

Rural Contractors is an organisation representing rural contractors across New Zealand, providing services to farmers, councils and rural communities. We represent the interests of contractors engaged in a wide range of activities such as:

Direct Drilling

Harvesting of Crops

Cultivation & Planting

Sheep Dipping

Parks, Reserves & Landscaping



Highway Vegetation Control & Maintenance

Chemical Application

Land Development

What does being a rural contractor mean?

Benefit from group sourced fuel and insurance schemes, training information, and much more advice and assistance.

About Membership

Find out more about being an agrichemical applicator

Technology has advanced a lot of recent years. Learn more about how these machines are controlled with great precision.

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Discover work available in the contracting industry

Discover availability for ongoing vacancies throughout New Zealand for workers in the rural contracting industry.

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2022 Photo Competition Results

In October 2022 Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) began the process of redesigning their website. We needed great photos that reflected our industry so we put this to our members in the form of a photo competition!

Membership Benefits

Accreditation & Training

Employment Advice

Directory Listing

Governmental Representation




Become a Member

You can apply to become a member today by filling out an application online. Add your business to the directory and start reaping the benefits of membership!