Strategic partnerships benefit everyone.

We broaden our relevance and increase our market; we benefit from the strengths and offerings each organisation brings to the table and expand our development opportunities by being exposed to new perspectives and expertise.”

Fertiliser Quality Council

Set up by farmers for farmers, the FQC was formed in 1992 initially to provide an assurance programme for the use of quality fertiliser products. Later, its role was extended to include accurate, ‘on-target’ fertiliser distribution.

Incorporated in 2001, the FQC comprises over 30 executives from across the agricultural spectrum. The Council meets twice a year to review activity, approve budgets and expenditure and discuss pertinent topics affecting the fertiliser and fertiliser spreading industries – aerial and ground.

The Council is responsible for both the Fertmark and Spreadmark initiatives.


Through a network of 16,000 Kiwi businesses, n3 negotiates exclusive pricing and terms of supply with 50+ leading New Zealand Suppliers.

n3’s group buying power means our Members can save on just about everything they need to run their business.

South Island Members receive a free n3 Membership as part of their Groundspread NZ membership.

As an n3 member:

  • There are two ways you can save with n3:
    • On-Account: Trade directly with any n3 Supplier and receive a monthly invoice.
    • Trade Card & App: Trade with selected n3 Suppliers, pay cash/EFTPOS at the time of purchase for your goods to receive your discount.  
  • If you currently purchase from one of their Suppliers, they can connect your existing account to the n3 price file if beneficial. You keep the direct Supplier relationship, purchasing as you usually would – simply at a lower price.  
  • You know you can trust their Suppliers. To make the n3 network, Suppliers must go through a rigorous tender, negotiation and review process with their procurement experts. They have already done the hard yards, so you don’t have to.

Browse n3 Supplier List

Activate your free n3 Membership

Truck & Driver Magazine

NZ Truck and Driver magazine is easily the best read in the industry by far and most well received in the NZ Transport Industry.

Since our first Audit of Circulation by “The New Zealand Audit Bureau of Circulations Inc” in 2000, NZ Truck and Driver has held the top selling truck magazine position.

We make it our priority to put the magazine out to all those in the industry that make the decisions so that our advertisers receive the best reach possible for their advertising dollars.

We are proud to be associated with New Zealand  Groundspread Fertilisers Association as the publisher of the Groundspread magazine.

Please contact us directly for further information.



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