Annual General Meeting – First Notice

In accordance with Rule 5 (a)(i), notice is given that Tuesday 19th November 2019 has been selected as the date of the 56th Annual General Meeting of the Ashburton Trading Society Limited, which will be held in The Bradford Room at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 211a Wills Street, Ashburton 7700 at 7.00pm.

Formal notice of that meeting will be given in due course.

Nomination of Directors & REM Committee

The nomination windows closed at 5pm on the 8th of October.  Thank you to those who nominated, all candidates can be reviewed here.


Online Voting

This year, Ruralco is giving shareholders the opportunity to vote for new board members online.  This will allow for a greater number of our members to be involved in the decision making and provides the convenience of being able to vote from home. 

How does it work?

We have engaged Ltd, an independent election management company to manage the voting process for the 2019 election.  Two weeks prior to the AGM (the 5th of November), voting will open.  All registered voters will receive an email with a link to the voting website.  Text messages and reminder emails will also be sent.  Any members without a registered email address will be sent a text message.

The link to the voting website will be published on this webpage on the 5th of November.  The election company will be present at the AGM and will handle the processing of the results.  Voting will close at the AGM and the results will be announced to the Chairman at the AGM.

Proxy Form

If you would like a proxy form, these will be made available online for download or collect from our reception, or request one to be posted to you by emailing  Please note that all completed Proxy Forms are to be deposited at the reception of Ruralco New Zealand Ltd, 98 Burnett Street, Ashburton or emailed to, not less than 24 hours before the Annual General Meeting.

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