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Hosted by the Hilux NZ Rural Games, Norwood NZ Rural Sports Awards and the Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

The Hilux New Zealand Rural Games are back!
This two-day celebration of ‘sports that built the nation’ takes place in
The Square on March 9 and 10.

This ‘Business After 5’ is your opportunity to meet the Games team
and learn more about this massive weekend of rural sports.

RSVP in advance and be in the draw to WIN – Two tickets to our VIP Marquee for one day of the Games – valued at $250.00!

The Rural Games is packed with more than 30 events – from trans-Tasman
championships and national championships for traditional rural sports including wood chopping, speed shearing, speed fencing and tree climbing. Plus sheepdog trials and giant kilted Highland Games Heavies.

Spectators can get stuck in and have a go themselves at fun events like gumboot throwing,
hay stacking, wine barrel racing, speed milking, cowpat tossing and heaps more.

The Norwood NZ Rural Sports Awards are on Friday the 8th of March – we’ll be announcing our line-up of fantastic speakers soon – previous speakers include Steve Hansen, Val Adams and some of the Emirates Team NZ crew.

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