The Square, Palmerston North
March 11 – 13 2022
At the heart of the Games are a series of traditional sports attracting top competitors from throughout Aotearoa. You can expect to see several national and world champions battling for prestigious titles.
Saturday and Sunday, we host championships for Highland Heavies, Sheep Dog Trials, women’s and rookies TIMBERSPORTS®, Fencing, Tree Climbing, Shearing, Gumboot and Cowpat Throwing, Egg Throw and Catch, and the inaugural Golden Loader NZ forestry championship and the North Island Secondary School Shearing Championships.
Kids ‘n Country features a host of fun events, including tree climbing, digger driving, miniature pony sulky rides, haybale races, climbing wall, miniature tractor races, tug-o-war and much more to keep under 12s active and entertained.
The Games offers a fun-packed festival programme with many Have a Go activities for all ages like gumboot throwing, gearing up a Standard Bred, coal shoveling, egg roulette, egg throw and catch and cowpat tossing! Plus delicious local food offerings.