In 2005, Shane McManaway, of Allflex Australasia, pulled together a handful of like-minded farmers to spin some yarns and solve a few industry problems. Today, this once-small group has evolved into a powerful collective of over 150 of Australia and New Zealand’s top rural leaders. The combined horsepower of the Group - its knowledge, experience, drive and resources - means it is well-placed to tackle the toughest of industry problems and come up with smart initiatives that will help agribusiness in both countries.
What we do
The Group's key objective is to provide a forum for leading producers and professionals from across the farming landscape, to discuss and debate pertinent issues affecting the agricultural industry. With a truly trans-Tasman outlook, the Group provides an international platform for members to network, share their thoughts and ideas and impart their experience to others. Given its wealth of knowledge, the Group is also a 'come-to' organisation for anyone in, or aligned to, agriculture, who might need a helping hand.
The PPP Group is committed to giving back and supporting our communities wherever we can. Each year, we fundraise for charities and worthy causes.
In 2011, the Group auctioned an All Blacks’ rugby jersey and raised over $45,000 to help victims of the destructive Christchurch earthquakes. In 2012, the group supported The Farming Show's Jamie Mackay by raising $27,000 to cycle 240km in aid of the air rescue services in New Zealand and Australia. In 2013, raised $42,000 for New Zealand's The CatWalk Trust and Australia's the Spinal Cord Injury Network. The group has also raised funds for small regional schools including $41,500 for Pirinoa School in the Wairarapa,NZ.
In 2014, the Zanda McDonald Award was launched by the PPP Group. Created in honour of one of Australia's beef industry greats, this award aims to recognise the future leaders in our industry and to help them progress their careers.
Each year the group convenes to network and to discuss current industry issues. Plans for a conference are currently on hold due to Covid-19 and border closures between Australia and NZ.