Royal Agricultural Society (RAS)

Our Purpose – Showcasing Rural Excellence

Our Vision – Supporting our members to connect, educate, excel and innovate

Our Guiding Principles
– Trusted Leadership
– Relationships & Partnerships
– Progressive

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27 April 2022

Today on International Administrative Professionals Day, the Royal Agricultural Society of New Zealand (RAS) want to thank all those who support the showing movement by undertaking administrative tasks as their contribution to showcasing rural excellence locally, within districts and nationally. The RAS has 93 A&P association and 66 breed and kindred society members, all of whom cannot run without the administrative skills these people bring, many of whom do so as volunteers in their own time. While some may not call themselves professionals, they are in our eyes and are critical in the success of the movement.

Without these people, local communities wouldn’t have their show, in some cases their facilities, and be able to continue what for some is a history of well over 150 years. 

Thank you to each of you, we appreciate you all.

 

12 April 2022

2022 Elections and Meeting Dates including AGM: MEMO – AGM 2022

Delegate Voting Form: Appointment of DELEGATE Form 2022

 

9 March 2022
Reminder –
Nominations for Executive, United Breed Society, and Horse Steward Council Executive vacancies close at 5pm on Tuesday 15 March 2022.
Nomination forms and associated forms are available from RAS Head Office – [email protected]
Job descriptions – https://www.ras.org.nz/about-ras/nz-ras-job-descriptions/


28 February 2022

North Otago Show: Statement

 

15 February 2022

Notice of Annual General Meeting, 4.30pm Friday 17 June 2022, James Cook Hotel, Wellington: 
Official Notice of AGM 2022

 

9 February 2022

2022 Land Rover Horse of the Year Show has been CANCELLED – see Media Release – Official Release LRHOY 2022

 


24 January 2022

IMPORTANT NOTICE RE:  TE PUKE A&P EVENTS FOR CATTLE/CALF, HORSES & PONIES – SATURDAY 12TH FEBRUARY, 2022

ALL HORSE & PONY EVENTS WILL CONTINUE.  THERE WILL BE NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY (EXCLUDING NOVICE/PONY CLUB) SO ALL ENTRY FORMS NEED TO BE EMAILED TO THE SECRETARY PRIOR TO THURSDAY 10TH FEBRUARY – [email protected] AND ENTRY FEES PAID INTO ACCOUNT #06 0453 0058723 00.  THIS EVENT IS FOR COMPETITORS ONLY WHO MAY ONLY HAVE 1X SUPPORTER/HELPER AT THE SHOW SO THAT WE KEEP NUMBERS UNDER 100.  NO PERSONS 18 OR OVER THAT ARE NOT VACCINATED ARE ALLOWED ONTO THE SHOWGROUNDS.  VACCINATION CERTIFICATES WILL BE CHECKED UPON ENTRY.   THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME AND WE HOPE THAT THIS WILL STILL ENCOURAGE POSITIVE PARTICIPATION.

FOR ANY QUERIES, PLEASE PHONE THE SECRETARY #0211330709.  

SORRY EVERYONE, BUT DUE TO LACK OF ENTRIES THE CATTLE/CALF CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.  PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CIRCULATE THIS INFORMATION.

 

11 January 2022

Please click on the following link to the first Survey of the Equestrian Rulebook Review – please share far and wide.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=JGgORauI0kqRTbDzhdpgDOiVDy6JguFFozPS2Yl_nLVUNllPQUczM1Y5RVdQQzdNUDdJQkhXV0c0OC4u

 

10 January 2022

REMINDER – Whisker and Ear Trimming Rules as from 1 January 2022 (1st posted in July 2021) – RAS Whisker & Ear Trimming Pamphlet

 

1 January 2022

Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year and very best wishes for 2022 – keep well and safe.

 

23 December 2021

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and all the very best for 2022.  Stay well and keep safe if travelling away.

RAS Head Office – will close for the Festive Season at 12noon on Thursday 23 December 2021, and re-open on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

 

20 December 2021

New Chief Executive Appointment: RAS Chief Executive Appointment 

 

15 December 2021

Land Rover Horse of the Year 2022 – entries are now open: https://www.evoevents.co.nz/ 

Showing Section Conditions and Qualification Information, and Declaration of Entry form: https://www.ras.org.nz/equestrian/horse-of-the-year-hoy/

 

13 December 2021

RAS Head Office – will close for the Festive Season at 12noon on Thursday 23 December 2021, and re-open on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

New Phone Number – Head Office has a new phone number, now operable – 022 567 7551.  Please update your contacts.  Thank you.

 

5 December 2021

Today on International Volunteer Day – the Royal Agricultural Society of New Zealand (RAS) want to thank all those people who work so hard to showcase rural excellence in their own time, both locally and nationally. The RAS has 93 A&P association and 67 breed and kindred society members, all of whom cannot run without the involvement of their passionate, dedicated volunteers. Without them, local communities wouldn’t have their show, in some cases their facilities, and be able to continue what for some is a history of well over 150 years. Thousands of people around the country are involved in connecting their local communities, and then there are those who further get involved at district level. We equally appreciate our judges and national officials who work across the country.

Thank you to each and every one of you, we appreciate you all.

 

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