HOW WE GOT HERE
RCNZ represents rural contractors providing services to farmers, councils and rural communities from Kaitaia to Southland.
We are a voice for our members – and for the rural communities we serve.
RCNZ monitors central and local government policies, plans and proposals on behalf of our membership.
We maintain close relationships – and lobby on behalf of our members – with a wide number of organisations, government departments and other national bodies.
Our Key Activities Include:
- Supporting training
- Gaining approval to import skilled machinery operators
- Monitoring chemical spray requirements
- Input to transport rules for farm machinery
RCNZ operates with a chief executive officer– Andrew Olsen – based in Wairarapa, part-time communications advisor – Brendon Burns – based in Marlborough.
Contact Andrew for any issues other than communications or media matters.
RCNZ's board comprises eight members, elected annually, to represent four zones.
Zone 1 is north of northern Taranaki across to northern Hawkes Bay. Zone 2 is south from there to Wellington. Zone 3 is north of Oamaru. Zone 4 is south of Oamaru.