Sponsors and Supporters
Farmlands has a proud heritage in the rural sector since starting in the early 1960’s. It is very appropriate for our co-operative to support the Century Farms Award initiative, which recognises the pioneering families of rural heritage.
Peter Reidie, CEO, Farmlands Co-operative
NZCFSA wishes to thanks Farmlands, our Foundation Sponsor, for all their support and assistance
"Century Farms uncovers the family histories behind the amazing success of New Zealand agriculture. The stories show how resilience, endurance and commitment to the land are as important as production and technical expertise. Our family award brought us together to honour our own heritage and understand how much the current generations are shaped by 125 years on the land."
Hon Bill English and English family, 2014 recipients
Thanks to the Century Farms team for a wonderful experience at Lawrence. We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening, including mixing with other award families – some of whom we knew! We appreciate the significant amount of time and effort that is put into an affair of this nature and feel that the awards can only go from strength to strength, especially as the news is spread by word of mouth across farming New Zealand.
Murphy family, 2015 recipients
It was a great event and the organisation was superb. Lawrence is a marvellous venue and embodies the values of the NZ rural communities. We all enjoyed our time there and meeting the many locals we had contact with.
Jones family, 2017 recipients
What a wonderful weekend and you all had everything so perfectly organised. We loved every moment. You have an outstanding community up there and it shows through the dedication and support of everyone involved in the event.
Perkins family, 2017 recipients
Many thanks to you, your committee, and the whole Lawrence community for what was, for the McKendrys, a special family weekend. In particular, my mother, aged 86 and the last of her generation alive, was particularly proud to have been there. It is an authentic and valuable perspective of Aotearoa history that Century Farms is collecting, and future generations of NZers will benefit from the work your team does capturing the stories of these farming families.
McKendry family, 2018 recipients