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Hilux New Zealand Rural Games 2018

Event: The Square, Palmerston North. 10th - 11th Mar '18


New Zealand’s premier celebration of rural sports - A great family weekend of traditional sports, entertainment and heaps of opportunities to have a go.

Trans-Tasman and national championships from wood chopping and shearing through to coal shovelling, sheep dog trials and speed tree climbing....Plus loads of fun events like Russian egg roulette, olive stone spitting, gumboot throwing and much much more. 

Nau mai haere mai - Palmy is a Motorhome friendly town - find a spot and park up or book a possie at the Ashhurst Domain or Palmerston North Holiday Park.

Save the date: The Square, Palmerston North 10-11 March.  Full Event details visit https://www.ruralgames.co.nz

Certified Self-Contained Motorhome/Caravan Parking

  • Certified Self Contained Vehicles only. Old Railway Land, Main Street Palmerston North (opp Fire Station) 
  • Cash Payment to be made on arrival.  $10.00 per night per Van. (no requirement to book parking) 
  • Arrival times from: 4pm Friday 9th March to depart by Sunday afternoon 11th March.
  • Parking Information only, contact Doreen and Eric: doreen.reesby@gmail.com or call 027 448 5161
  • No Pets allowed at the Events!

Make Sure To Check Out Feilding's 'RUNNING WITH THE WOOLS' Friday 9th March, then come on over to Palmerston North for the weekend!

Please note conditions: Pack In/Pack Out, take all rubbish away with you.  You must have pre-purchased/Registered for the weekend events.


Property Brokers Running of the Wools 2018 - The Running of the Wools is a jammed packed fun event - celebrating our unique Kiwi rural life, and it’s a FREE event!

A spectacle to behold – around 1,000 sheep being herded through the picturesque Manawatu town of Feilding.

The sheep, under the guidance of experienced shepherds from Potaka Station, leave pens near the Sale Yards and run down Manchester St, around the Clock Tower and back towards their mustering point near the start.

This unique spectacle includes a range of fun activities on the day and coincides Feilding’s famous livestock sales (largest in the Southern Hemisphere) and the award-winning Feilding Farmers Market.

Feilding is a motorhome friendly town so park up where you want or head to the Coach House Museum which is a highly recommended park over property.


  • Ticketing: Public