Welcome to the Guild

The New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators is a friendly, professional society for those working with a focus on agriculture – the backbone of this country.

One of the Guild's key objectives is to have agriculture recognised for the major role it plays in New Zealand's export-oriented economy.

For nearly 60 years, our members have brought this country's innovative and sustainable methods of food and fibre production for domestic and export markets to the attention of urban and rural New Zealanders alike. Within the Guild there is expertise in everything from animal behaviour to wine.

If you work in agricultural communication, Join Us.

If you want to communicate with the rural sector, Contact Us.

The 2017 Guild Awards are CLOSED

Entries for the 2017 GAJC Awards have now closed.

Members, and in some cases non-members too, were invited to enter their work published in the 2016-2017 year into a range of categories. The awards are administered by the Guild and recognise excellent agricultural journalism in a number of fields.

Decisions by the judging panels will be reached by early October and the winners will be announced at the Beef + Lamb NZ Awards dinner on 13 October.

Two NEW awards are on offer this year, the Zespri Export Journalism Award and the Rural Women NZ Rural Connectivity Award. 

We thank Zespri and Rural Women NZ and the other award sponsors, AgResearch, Alliance Group, Beef + Lamb NZ Ltd, DairyNZ, Federated Farmers and the Ministry for Primary Industries, for their continued support.

Click here for list of awards and entry forms ...


Latest News

Zespri chief executive Lain Jager is the winner of the 2017 Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year.
Posted: 14-Jun-2017
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Susan Murray wins IFAJ award. Susan Murray of Radio New Zealand's CountryLife has received the 2017 Star Prize for Broadcasting.
Posted: 20-Apr-2017
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Ravensdown, the farmer-owned fertiliser co-operative, new sponsor for the Agricultural Communicator of the Year Award
Posted: 10-Nov-2016
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Awards dinner and AGM 14 October. A LevinĀ freelance journalist now working for RNZ News, Aaron Smale, took out the top...
Posted: 15-Oct-2016
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