History

About Us

Est 1995

HOW WE GOT HERE

Our Purpose

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

Staffing

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.

Our 

2021

 RCNZ Board

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.

Helen Slattery

President

Waikato Zone 1
027 434 4820

Clinton Carroll

Vice President

Wairarapa Zone 2
027 245 2798

Andrew Olsen

Chief Executive 

Wellington
0800 424 266

Ross Alexander

Board

Northland Zone 1
021-844 298

Graham Greer

Board

Rangitikei Zone 2
027 457 4861

Martin Bruce

Board

Canterbury Zone 3
027 432 6658

John Ranford

Board

Canterbury Zone 3
027 411 7074

Richard Woodhead

Board

Otago Zone 4
027 437 4863

Daryl Thompson

Board

Southland, Zone 4
027 439 2842

Brendon Burns

Communications Adviser

For comment or information from RCNZ, contact Brendon
027 430 5501