National Sponsorships

Charity  |  Sustainability  |  Shearing  |  Horticulture/Viticuture  |  Equestrian



PGG Wrightson IHC Calf & Rural Scheme

Since the launch of the PGG Wrightson IHC Calf & Rural Scheme 28 years ago, the farming community have raised more than $26 million for New Zealanders living with intellectual disabilities. In 1984 Taranaki farmer, Norm Cashmore, came up with the idea of local farmers donating a calf for sale with proceeds going to IHC. It wasn’t long before the scheme grew into a national programme, expanding to incorporate all livestock.



Ballance Farm Environment Awards

PGG Wrightson has been a long term supporter of the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust and sponsors the National Ballance Farm Environment Awards through its Land and Life Award. The award, which is strongly aligned with the PGG Wrightson vision of helping grow the country, serves to promote a balance between farm profitability and environmental best practice on farm. Winners actively engage with their communities and have a keen understanding of the role they play in local and regional prosperity.


Ahuwhenua Trophy

The Ahuwhenua Trophy competition has a prestigious history dating back to 1932 when it was introduced by Sir Apirana Ngata and the then Governor General, Lord Bledisloe. The annual competition showcases achievement in New Zealand’s pastoral sector – in particular, successful approaches to governance, finance, management, innovation, environmental management and the recognition of nga tikanga Maori.



PGG Wrightson National Shearing Circuit

The PGG Wrightson National Shearing Circuit celebrates excellence in the skill of shearing. It gives up-and-comers the opportunity to mix with professionals, and provides rural New Zealand the chance to see the sport in action. The competition is made up of five heats held across New Zealand between October and February, with the final held at Golden Shears.



Air New Zealand Wine Awards

The Air New Zealand Wine Awards is New Zealand’s premier wine competition, recognising excellence in winemaking. PGG Wrightson/Fruitfed Supplies is proud to sponsor the Syrah varietal category – a wine variety for which New Zealand has an excellent international reputation.


Young Grower of the Year

Young Grower of the Year is an annual competition to select the finest fruit or vegetable grower in the country. The focus of the competition is to give young people working in the industry recognition, develop their skills and foster individual young grower leadership.



Young Horticulturist of the Year

The Young Horticulturist of the Year aims to inspire and acknowledge the talents of young people employed in the horticultural industry. The competition embraces all aspects of the industry with finalists drawn from arboriculture, fruit growing, grape growing, nursery, vegetable growing, landscaping, cut flowers, floristry and turf sectors.

Young Horticulturalist of the Year




PGG Wrightson is proud to support Equidays, a unique event with a wide range of equine related demonstrations, exhibitions, activities and retail sites. Held at the Mystery Creek Events Centre, a key focus for Equidays is the education of horse and rider.

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