Groundspread NZ Branches

There are currently 7 Groundspread NZ branches around the country

Groundspread NZ is made up of seven fantastic branches around the country. Branches bring together the group of groundspread operators in your area who know the challenges and demands of your specific typography and region. They meet regularly for meetings, trainings, and events. You should contact your nearest branch for more information about becoming part of your local network, we are a very welcoming bunch and encourage all new members to give us a call.

For all general enquiries, please contact the Executive Officer on

Northland Branch

Covering the top of the North, this branch has a rich history and we would love to strengthen the network in this area. To do this, we need your support. Please enquire about becoming a member today.

Jason Prisk


Mike Gibson


Waikato Branch

The Waikato Groundspread Fertiliser Association (WGFA) is an active branch of the NZ Groundspread Association regionally located in the Central North Island incorporating South Auckland/Franklin, Waikato/King Country, Bay Of Plenty and the Central Plateau.


  • is a trade organization. It was formed in 1956 to protect and promote the interests of the groundspread fertiliser spreading industry.
  • serves to protect and promote the interests of both individuals and companies involved in the groundspread fertiliser industry.
  • meet three months, creating an industry forum for members. The WGFA is led by a representative committee.

Graeme Martin

Waikato Chairperson

Keith McGuire

Waikato Secretary

Gordon Dobbs

Waikato Council Delegate

Taranaki Branch

Dave Geraghty

Taranaki Chairperson

Lee Cooper

Taranaki Secretary

Jessie Freer

Taranaki Council Delegate

NEXT MEETING: New and existing members are welcome

Thursday 29th September 2022

7pm at the TET Multi Sports Centre, Stadium Stratford.


Apologies for the shorten notice period. This is due to the availability our guest speaker “Joe Goodin” –

The Branch Chairman extends a warm welcome to members to join him for a meal at 6pm prior to the meeting (this is at your own expense). The menu link and stadium contact details are listed below.

Due to other activities happening at the TET on this night, it is strongly recommended that you pre-order your meal prior to your arrival.


TET Multi Sports Centre, Stadium Stratford – 06 7656988

Central Districts Branch

Central Districts covers the bottom of the north island, going as far up as Gisborne on the east coast. On the west coast, it covers Taihape, across to Ohakune. This includes all of Wairarapa, Manawatu and Wellington. Geographically it is a large area and we encourage new members within the catchment to join.

The president is Chris King. Our branch secretary is Heather Smith, and Howard Pedersen is our national council delegate.

Our meeting dates will be published as they are set. We usually have a meal and drinks after a branch meeting. We have a friendly, family orientated branch with all new members very welcome.

Simon pedersen

Central Districts President

Heather Smith

Central Districts Secretary

Howard Pedersen

Central Districts Council Delegate

Nelson/Marlborough Branch

Covering the top of the South – a small but mighty branch who are passionate about a job well done. We are always keen to have new members join us so please get in touch to find out when we meet next.

Tracy Rose-Russell

Nelson/Marlborough Chairperson

Simon Gaul

Nelson/Marlborough Secretary

Dean Brooks & Toby Evans

Nelson/Marlborough Council Delegates

Canterbury Branch

Land of milk and honey

As the largest branch in New Zealand covering from Kaikoura to Oamaru and from the coast to the main divide, we cover a large portion of the most intensely farmed and heavily regulated farmland in New Zealand.

Our branch is very welcoming to any and everyone who wants to be part of the industry.  We have a young and progressive committee looking at ways in which to improve the industry and the services that our members receive.   If you would like to join us or come along to a meeting do not hesitate to get in touch with any of the numbers listed below.

For all general enquiries, please contact the Executive Officer on

Hamish Woolsey


Kane Freeman



Jon Jackson

Council Delegate

Otago/Southland Branch

Situated at the bottom of the mainland and known as down South, the Branch has a strong following of 23 members, covering the Deep South from Bluff to Tuatapere to Queenstown, Wanaka to Ranfurly to Oamaru to Gore and back to Bluff.

A massive area and with some fantastic landscaping. Our Branch is focused on Great People, Great Communication and Driver Training.

We encourage anyone that has a passion for Groundspreading and the Industry to get in touch, come and join a meeting and get involved with a great bunch of people.

Do the Job Right!! Do the Job Safe and get home each night.

Nigel Powell (Verge)

Otago/Southland Chairperson

Tina Powell

Otago/Southland Secretary

Stephen Whitehead

Otago/Southland Delegate and National VP

Grant Anderson

Otago/Southland Council Delegate

Upcoming Dates:

2022 Dates

Friday 2nd December 2022

Winton (Southland) – Winton Top Pub – 333 Great North Road, Winton 9720

Please contact Tina (above) for more details about joining us for these meetings

2023 Dates

Friday 17th February 2023

Milton (Otago) – venue TBC

Friday 19th May 2023 – AGM

Invercargill or Winton (Southland) – venue TBC

Friday 18th August 2023

Milton (Otago) – Venue TBC

Friday 17th November 2023

Winton (Southland) – Venue TBC