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Primary ITO - Sports Turf Qualifications – Fee Increases

Please click on the below link to see announcement from the Primary ITO regarding fee changes to sports turf qualifications.

Primary ITO document


The NZGCSA AGM will be held at 12pm on Monday 27 June 2016 during the NZ Turf Conference and Expo at SKYCITY, Auckland.  All NZGCSA members welcome.

A copy of the year ending 31 March 2016 NZGCSA financial accounts can be obtained prior to the AGM by emailing Fiona on

NZ Turf Conference and Expo 2016 - Dr. Fred Yelverton - Question and Answer Sessions

Dr Fred Yelverston is one of the main speakers at the NZ Turf Conference and Expo 27-28 June 2016 at SKYCITY.

Fred’s accomplishments are impressive and unfortunately we are we are only able to scratch the surface on his extensive knowledge base but with this in mind the NZGCSA has asked Fred to allow extra time at the end of his speaking sessions to be able to answer further questions from delegates related to any turf management topic.

These extra Q&A sessions times will be advertised closer to the conference dates but if you do have any particular questions or topics that you would like to be covered off by Fred during these extra sessions then please email those through to Martin on

Click here for information on Dr Fred Yelverton and the Question and Answer Sessions

NZ Turf Conference and Expo 2016 - One on one Coaching Sessions with David Bancroft-Turner.

Great news for NZGCSA registered delegates for 2016 NZ Turf Conference - We have secured three 40 minute confidential one-on-one coaching sessions with David Bancroft-Turner during the conference where you can discuss work related challenges with a view of working out how they can be resolved.

Please see the below link to a flyer to find out how you can be one of these very fortunate delegates. 

If you have any questions please contact Martin from the organising committee on mobile 021 616 918 or email

To have your chance at receiving an exclusive one-on-one coaching session with David you will have to meet the following criteria.

Current 2016/17 NZGCSA Member.

Registered for the 2016 NZ Turf Conference by Tuesday 31st May 2016.

Click here for information on David Bancroft-Turner Coaching Session

NZ Turf Conference and Expo 2016

The New Zealand Turf Conference and Expo will be held at the SKYCITY Convention Centre, Auckland on the 27th and 28th of June 2016.  The Turf Conference invites you to register today to be part of this two day conference filled with many networking and educational opportunities within the sports turf and recreation industry.

There is a great line up of professional speaker from around the world gracing our shores in 2016, including Professor Fred Yelverton (U.S.A), David Bancroft-Turner, BA (Hons), MIPD, Dip TM (U.K) and Clint Mattox (U.S.A) along with a NZ lineup of Andy Wood (Kauri Cliffs), Mark Hooker (Royal Auckland Golf Club), Chris Gribben (NZSTI) and Murray Beare (Educhem).

The conference program is now available to view on the NZ Turf and Conference Expo website

Early bird registration closes 6 May 2016.  

If you have forgotten or need your membership number to register then feel free to contact me (Fiona) at to get your membership number.

For further information and to register for the conference on line (or download a form) visit

Click here for information on Speakers

Click here for information on Golf Tournament (open to all delegates)

Click here for information on Field Trip  

Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI) supported by Jacobsen and PowerTurf

Applications are now closed for the FTMI 2016 supported by Jacobsen and PowerTurf.  Judging is currently taking place and a decision on the successful applicants to attend the FTMI to be made by the end of April 2016.  The FTMI will be held prior to the NZ Turf Conference at the end of June 2016 in Auckland.

NZGCSA Parkland Excellence Award supported by Parkland Products

Applications are now closed for the 2015 NZGCSA Parkland Excellence Award - Winner to be announced at the NZ Turf Conference in June 2016

NZGCSA Environment award

supported by
PGG Wrightson Turf

The NZGCSA and PGG Wrightson Turf are delighted to announce that the winners of the 2015 NZGCSA Environment Award, supported by PGG Wrightson Turf, are Kauri Cliffs Golf Club and Course Manager, Andy Wood. 

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NZGCSA Graduate of the year AWARD

Powerturf NZ

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Congratulations to Scott Dunkerley the winner of this year's NZGCSA Graduate of the Year supported by PowerTurf NZ

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