Annual Conference

Every year (bar Two in 2020 and 2022 due to Covid-19), since the organisation’s inception in 1956, Groundspread NZ (NZGFA) has hosted an annual conference for all its members.

Organised, in turn, by the regional branches, each event provides members with an important networking opportunity as well as a chance to increase their business knowledge and stimulate their motivation.

A mix of excellent speakers, business information sessions and a good company means that most members mark the Groundspread NZ (NZGFA) Conference as a ‘must’ in their diaries. Where members wish to bring partners and families, a fun partners’ programme is provided.

Importantly, the Conference incorporates the Groundspread NZ (NZGFA) AGM.

In 2019, the format of the conference changed to include the celebration of the inaugural Groundspread NZ Awards at a formal Gala Dinner.

The 2023 Groundspread NZ Conference will take place at The Devon Hotel, New Plymouth during July this year.

Please contact the team in Taranaki with any conference enquiries at

Navigating Change

With the uncertain times that we live in, and the challenges that businesses face as we operate during a global pandemic, imposed regulatory regulations on the agriculture sector and the new strategic direction of Groundspread NZ (NZGFA), it is only appropriate that the 2023 conference theme aligns with the changing landscape: Navigating Change.

Thank you to all our sponsors over the past few years: