The NZ Ag Show Online would not be possible without the generous support of all of our sponsors.

Our sponsors have backed our vision to bring the NZ Agricultural Show to you online, due to COVID-19.

Please take the time to read about each organisation and get in touch with them if relevant.


Rātā Foundation, formerly The Canterbury Community Trust, established in 1988, is lead by a board of trustees who bring leadership and expertise across a wide range of disciplines.

As the South Island’s largest philanthropic funder, Rātā Foundation receives no income from other funders or gaming machines making it unique and independent in the region’s philanthropic community.

Over the last three decades we have assisted hundreds of organisations through grants totaling over $474 million to help communities in need. This equates across our four funding regions - $363 million in Canterbury, $73 million in Nelson, $37 million in Marlborough and $0.75 million in the Chatham Islands.

Today we are guardians of over $600 million endowment or putea, making around $20 million in grants per annum.

To find out more, read our news, or check out how we fund and past grants.  Also take a look at our community stories.

Link: Rātā Foundation


ChristchurchNZ is Christchurch’s sustainable economic development and city profile agency. 


ChristchurchNZ stimulates sustainable economic growth for a more prosperous city. Core priorities are growing jobs, improving the economic, social and environmental competitiveness of local businesses, and promoting the city nationally and globally to people who want to do business, invest, study and live here.


A key strategy includes supporting the development of the Food, Fibre and Agritech Supernode, one of the city’s major economic growth areas.

Link: ChristchurchNZ

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ANZCO Foods’ purpose is to bring nutrition and good health to the world, from New Zealand’s best beef and lamb; and this starts on-farm with our farmers who have a strong reputation for being the best in the world, ensuring animals are cared for the way that nature intended. So supporting our rural communities in a range of ways is natural to us.


ANZCO is one of New Zealand’s largest exporters. We have a long history of working with New Zealand’s best farmers to produce world-class beef and lamb products that we supply to customers in more than 80 countries around the world.  


With innovation a key part of ANZCO’s business, when Canterbury’s A and P show couldn’t go ahead because of COVID-19 we were proud to be able to support this innovative online alternative.




Alliance Group Limited (Alliance) is a leading food and solutions company owned by skilled and passionate Kiwi farmers who produce the finest quality free-range grass-fed natural lamb, beef and venison. Alliance farmers love what they do and have a deep affinity with the land. They are proud, and so are we, of producing food for people across the globe where we are recognised as a guarantee of both quality and food safety.

- New Zealand’s only 100 per cent farmer-owned major red meat co-operative
- Approximately 4,300 farmer shareholders
- Almost 5,000 employees across New Zealand
- A reputation for food excellence

Link: Alliance Group Limited


The first licence to farm deer in New Zealand was issued in 1970, so the deer industry is a relatively young industry compared to the rest of New Zealand agriculture.


New Zealand is the number one source for farm-raised venison worldwide with around 2000 farmers farming approximately 1 million deer.

Link: Deer Industry New Zealand