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January 18, 2017

Health & safety top priority for groundspreading industry

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January 18, 2017

FQC keen to spread word about quality

The New Zealand Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC) is reminding farmers to be vigilant about checking product labels and service details ahead of fertilising and spreading this […]
June 22, 2017

Register now for the 2017 NGFA annual conference, Napier 9-11 July.

This year sees the celebration of our 61st NZGFA conference – taking place at the Napier Conference Centre, Marine Parade, Napier from 9th – 11th July. Registrations are […]
June 22, 2017

A review of spreading accuracy from twin disc fertiliser spreaders.

This report has been commissioned by the FQC to review the accuracy of spreading fertiliser from twin disc ground spreaders. The review includes mitigation strategies to […]
June 22, 2017

Conduct of Field Experiments by PB Lynch – an essential ‘how to’ guide

Conduct of Field Experiments by PB Lynch is essential reading for scientists, varsity students and fertiliser companies. Published in the 1960s and recently updated online, it shares […]
June 22, 2017

Survey shows industry ‘thumbs up’ for Spreadmark

A survey conducted at the NZGFA 60th Annual Conference in July shows overwhelming support for the Spreadmark accreditation scheme. When asked about the programme, nearly 94% […]
November 29, 2017

New Zealand Groundspreaders appoint new ‘driver’

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers’ Association, (NZGFA), has elected Dean Brooks of Nelson-based Brooks Spreading Limited as its new president. The announcement was made at the […]
November 29, 2017

Website covers new ground for fertiliser spreaders

A new website has been launched by the New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA). The site – www.nzgfa.co.nz – promotes best practice fertiliser spreading. It was […]
November 29, 2017

Close-knit organisation adds strength to robust fertiliser spreading service

There is much to be said for being a small organisation representing a niche industry sector (fertiliser spreading), and a niche industry service (Spreadmark). While large […]
March 12, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE – New Awards Programme – 18th February 2019

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) is encouraging agricultural companies to nominate candidates for a set of new industry awards. The awards, introduced to recognise […]
March 25, 2019

Spreadmark gains international status

Spreadmark, New Zealand’s only fertiliser spreading certificationscheme, has gained international recognition from the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand, JAS-ANZ. JAS-ANZ recognition means that farmers and growers […]
July 3, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE – New awards programme announced – 18th February 2019

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) is encouraging agricultural companies to nominate candidates for a set of new industry awards. The awards, introduced to recognise […]
August 12, 2019

NOTICE – Conference registrations now open – 25th March 2019

The 2019 national conference is hosted by the Waikato branch of the NZGFA at Taupo’s Wairakei Resort promises three – four days of inspiration, networking and […]
August 12, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE – Award finalists set precedent – 13th June 2019

The NZGFA is delighted to announce the category finalists for the 2019 inaugural NZGFA Awards. The Awards fall across four areas – Innovation, Health & Safety, […]
August 12, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE – Technology will unlock the future – 3rd July 2019

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) is gearing up for its 63rd annual conference, ‘Technology the Enabler’, next week in Taupo. The tech-themed event will highlight […]
August 12, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE – Awards recognise innovation, skill and excellence – 11th July 2019

The inaugural winners of the New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) awards were announced this week at the organisation’s 63rdannual conference, ‘Technology the Enabler’, in Taupo. […]
November 11, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: Spreadmark, the nutrient spreading standard, can help farmers meet environmental regulations – 11th November 2019

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) is encouraging farmers and contractors to look to Spreadmark to help mitigate environmental risk when spreading fertiliser and other […]
November 12, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT: NZGFA Now on Facebook – 12th November 2019

The NZGFA has joined social media platform, Facebook, and now has its own page. The page – www.facebook.com/NZGFA– will provide a direct communication route for members. […]
November 14, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: Groundspreaders’ Association Encourages Incident Reporting Amongst All Members – 14th November 2019

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) is actively encouraging all its members to sign up to free, real-time incident reporting app, Spotlight. The move comes […]
February 21, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: NZGFA 2020 Awards Recognise Excellence within the Ground Spreading Industry – 18th February 2020

Nominations are open for the 2020 New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) Awards – the only awards scheme specifically for the ground spreading industry. Now in […]
March 5, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: Registrations for the 2020 Conference are now open – 5th March 2020

With friendship, fun, inspiration and business development firmly on the agenda, the NZGFA 2020 Conference in Christchurch is a must for sole operators, larger ground spreading […]
March 28, 2020

COVID-19: Worker travel letter & useful poster – 28th March 2020

Access the worker travel letter template here. We are also sharing with you a useful poster from Ballance Agri-Nutrients. The letter template, which you can adapt […]
May 21, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE – NZGFA award nominations close 1 June – 21 May 2020

The New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) says this year’s awards scheme is still on track, enabling the industry to continue to celebrate its heroes. While […]
July 11, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019/20 Annual Report now available – 10 July 2020

The 2019/20 NZGFA Annual Report is now available. A digital version has already been sent to branches and to members.
August 24, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE: Ground spreaders celebrate award winners – 17 August 2020

The winners and runners up of the 2020 New Zealand Groundspread Fertilisers Association (NZGFA) awards were congratulated by Executive Officer, Melanie Dingle, on their contributions to […]
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