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 relations – 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

The RCNZ operates with a part-time CEO – Roger Parton – based in Wellington and a part-time Communications Advisor – Brendon Burns – based in Marlborough.

Contact Roger for any issues other than communications or media matters.

Our 2019 RCNZ Board

RCNZ’s  board, comprises 8 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.

David Kean

President

Southland, Zone 4
027 436 4362

Helen Slattery

Vice President

Waikato Zone 1
027 434 4820

Roger Parton

Chief Executive 

Wellington
021 301 522

Ross Alexander

Board

Northland Zone 1
021-844 298

Clinton Carroll

Board

Wairarapa Zone 2
027 245 2798

Graham Greer

Board

Rangitikei Zone 2
027 457 4861

Martin Bruce

Board

Canterbury Zone 3
027 411 7074

John Ranford

Board

Canterbury Zone 3
027 435 9668

Richard Woodhead

Board

Otago Zone 4
027 437 4863

Brendon Burns

Communications Adviser

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