Kiwi sporting legend honoured with new Rural Sports Award


It’s time for rural sports organisations to get their nominations in for the prestigious annual Norwood NZ Rural Sports Awards. The Awards celebrate the cream of New Zealand’s rural sportspeople and will be presented at a gala function on Friday 8 March 2019, as part of the Hilux New Zealand Rural Games celebration in Palmerston… View Article

Massive NZ and Australian rural sporting weekend about to kick off


The 4th Annual Hilux New Zealand Rural Games will be a massive weekend of rural New Zealand sports. Held in The Square, Palmerston North, the Games are New Zealand’s premier celebration of rural sports attracting more than 200 athletes from a diverse range of disciplines from both sides of the Tasman. New Zealand Rural Games… View Article

Finalists announced for the Norwood Rural Sports Awards


A stellar line-up of rural sport athletes, representing an array of disciplines, have been announced as finalists for New Zealand’s premier celebration of rural sports – the Norwood New Zealand Rural Sports Awards. Sir Brian Lochore, Chair of the New Zealand Rural Sports Awards Judging Panel, says the Norwood New Zealand Rural Sports Awards is… View Article

Sports stars & celebrities out in force to celebrate New Zealand’s leading rural athletes


An array of sporting, television, radio and social media stars will be out in force at the Hilux New Zealand Rural Games, the Norwood New Zealand Rural Sports Awards and the Property Brokers Running of the Wools. Margaret Kouvelis, Chair of the New Zealand Rural Games Trust, says it is fantastic to have such a… View Article

World record attempt, Trans-Tasman rivalry & national titles up for grabs at 2018 Hilux New Zealand Rural Games


The 4th Annual Hilux New Zealand Rural Games will be a massive weekend of rural New Zealand Sports and events aimed at getting young and old active and involved. Held in The Square, Palmerston North, the Games are New Zealand’s premier celebration of rural sports attracting more than 200 athletes from a diverse range of… View Article

Entries are now being called for the Norwood New Zealand Rural Sports Awards


New Zealand’s premier celebration of rural sports athletes – the Norwood New Zealand Rural Sports Awards – is now accepting nominations. There are five prestigious award categories: The Norwood New Zealand Rural Sportsman of the Year The Skellerup New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year The Fonterra Young New Zealand Rural Sportsperson of the Year The… View Article

Property Brokers secures naming rights to expanded Running of the Wools


New Zealand’s premier real estate company, Property Brokers, has secured naming rights’ sponsorship of the iconic Running of Wools for three years. Running of the Wools is a free event for the wider rural community and visitors to Manawatū. Around 1,000 sheep from Potaka Station are herded carefully through the streets following a man and… View Article

New Zealand’s Two Egg Throw & Catch champs to take on the world!


PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand (16 June, 2017) The eggceptional team at Williment Travel has joined the Hilux New Zealand Rural Games as a sponsor and is sending the New Zealand 2017 Two Egg Throw & Catch Champions off to the UK to compete against the world’s best. In March this year, the pride of Christchurch’s… View Article

Tree climbers, coal shovellers and shearers take centre stage on final day


PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand (12th March, 2017) – The final day of the third annual Hilux New Zealand Rural Games in Palmerston North saw national champions decided in ‘sports that built the nation’ including speed shearing, coal shovelling and tree climbing plus an attempt on the egg throwing and catching world record. News of yesterday’s… View Article

Rural spirit shines bright as Olympians star on day one


PALMERSTON NORTH, New Zealand (11th March, 2017) – The third annual Hilux New Zealand Rural Games began on The Square, Palmerston North today with Olympians Dame Valerie Adams and Mahé Drysdale making guest appearances in an unfamiliar sport. The double gold medallists swapped shot puts and rowing oars for Red Bands as they competed as… View Article