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Rural Contractors NZ is the voice for the $2.5b rural contracting industry accounting for 0.8% of GDP and 0.9% of national employment. Source: Infometrics 2018 report available here 

RCNZ media releases and comments below – or contact our Communications advisor Brendon Burns (0274 305501)

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NZX November update on cost indices

Earlier this year, as inflation began to bite, Federated Farmers and Rural Contractors NZ engaged NZX to devise new cost indices tool to support new forage contracts between farmers and contractors. NZX Dairy Analyst Alex Winning has built the index as a tool for both...

Know your numbers, rural contractors told

Rural contractors really need to know the numbers that drive their business and share them with their farmer clients. That was the advice from NZX Head of Insights, Julia Jones, to the first of three Rural Contractors NZ roadshows, held in Palmerston North, Whangarei...

Mat and Josh our top trainee rural contractors

Following judging of eight finalists, Rural Contractors NZ is proud to announce the winners of the inaugural RCNZ trainee contractor of the year awards. The awards were segmented to recognise excellence in contracting in both the North and South Islands. North...

Rural contractors focus on costs in inflationary times

Rural contractors will gather at five roadshows next month to focus on cost volatility and drivers as the industry seeks to remain viable during the highest levels of inflation in recent memory. Andrew Olsen, CEO for Rural Contractors NZ, says his organisation has...

Time to get your new bible

Wairarapa-based spraying contractor Clinton Carroll refers to the new agrichemical standard NZS 8409:2021 as the contractors’ bible – and he says it needs more disciples. Clinton is Rural Contractors NZ vice-president and represents the organisation on the New Zealand...

CEO Update May 27 – Trainee Contractor of the Year finalists

Dear members and industry colleagues. RCNZ is delighted to announce the 8 finalists for the RCNZ trainee contractor of the year award. These are the best of the best selected from over 100 HanzonJobs registered trainees and thoroughly deserve their place in the...

New programme recognises and rewards trainee rural contractors

Rural Contractors New Zealand is pleased to announce the launch of its new reward and recognition programme for trainee contractors, proudly sponsored by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). The new programme recognises trainee contactors who excel in the...

Rural contractors recognise trainee contractors with new awards

Rural Contractors NZ has launched new awards which will recognise the next generation coming into the $2b industry. Andrew Olsen, RCNZ’s CEO says his Board has backed the initiative as a further way of cementing in the value that rural contractors place on training....

National Training Council for rural contracting hits ground running

The first meeting of the newly-formed National Training Council for rural contracting saw a welter of contributions on how to improve training in the industry. Rural Contractors NZ CEO Andrew Olsen, who initiated the meeting, says the Council got off to a flying...