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Meridian Top Farm

Will your farm dominate?


Join Meridian & Ruralco for a fun family day out and compete with other local farms to see who is crowned Top Farm!  Top Farm is an event concept based on the 70s TV competition where local towns competed against each other through several obstacle courses.

Enter a team of four now to secure your place.  This is a physical event and requires physical activity. Think mud run mixed with egg and spoon race. There are activities for the whole family, and it is suitable for anyone over 8 years old and any athletic ability.

The winning team will get to choose a charity or community group  of their choice, who will be awarded $1000 (terms and conditions apply, please see bottom of page).  The first placed team will also win a goody bag and $50 Ruralco voucher for each of the four players.  The second and third placed teams will win a goody bag for each of the four players in the team.

This free event will have spot prizes, snacks and a BBQ as well. The Ashburton A&P Showgrounds will be the venue weather permitting but even if it’s raining, it won’t dampen our spirits, as we have a backup venue!  It’ll be a great day, with music, food, fun and watch out for the staff tug-of-war! 

Event details:

  • Date: Saturday 9 November 2019
  • Time: 10:00am - 2.00pm
  • Location: Ashburton A&P Showgrounds (wet weather backup location Oxford Street Basketball Courts, 58 Oxford Street Hampstead Ashburton)
  • Entry Fee: No charge
  • Food & drinks: Free BBQ lunch and water provided
  • Conditions of entry: Each team must have one Ruralco shareholder or cardholder participating.  The other 3 participants can be anyone chosen by that shareholder/cardholder.
  • Who should be in your team?  Anyone can be in your team, there just needs to be one shareholder or cardholder and a total of four people per team.  These can be family members, friends, farm workers, neighbours – anyone looking for a free fun day out!  These challenges are physical and mental challenges, so anyone aged over 8 will have a chance to excel.
  • How to register: Complete the online form below
  • Types of activities: The memory game “perfect pairs”, geography puzzles with anagrams, word finds and a final mystery, an egg drop where teams must design and build a structure with limited resources to successfully catch an egg, an accuracy sling, a sports relay and more!


Register your Team now!


Fill in the form below to enter your team.  We look forward to seeing you all on the day!
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Terms & Conditions

  • Team must nominate one charity or community group prior to the day of the event (9th of November).  The charity or community group must be approved by Ruralco prior to the event and must be Canterbury based.
  • This competition prize is only open to teams with at least one Ruralco Shareholder/Cardholder playing in the team on the day of the competition.
  • Prize is only awarded to the team that comes first, judged by the event organiser.
  • Ruralco and Meridian staff teams are not eligible for the prize.  If a staff team comes first, then the charity prize will be awarded to the first placed Shareholder/Cardholder team.
  • The event organiser's decision is final.
  • By participating in the event, all participants give Ruralco and Meridian permission to take photographs and do filming on the day.  The images and video material can be used as promotional material for Ruralco.
  • Ruralco reserves the right to amend, vary, extend or discontinue this promotion at any stage, for any reason.
  • To the fullest extent permitted by law Ruralco will not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or for personal injury as a result of competition entry or winning the prize. 
  • The Prize is not redeemable for cash or transferable.
  • The customer and/or the supplier may suspend their respective obligations to perform this Agreement if either is unable to do so as a direct result of an act of God or other circumstances of a similar nature beyond its reasonable control such as force majeure events.
  • Participation in the event is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.  If the winner does not accept these Terms and Conditions, the prize will be forfeited.
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