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Co-op reins in safe hands for future growth
NZ farmer run co-operative ATS has appointed well known agri-business leader Rob Sharkie as its acting Group Chief Executive, following the departure of long serving executive Neal Shaw.
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Lowering costs for farming communities 
Based in NZ’s co-operative capital, the Ashburton Trading Society (ATS) is a rural supplies co-operative with a growing membership of 3,000+ shareholders. Proudly the ‘real farmers’ co-op’, it operates outlets in Ashburton, Methven and Rakaia.

Formed in 1963, Ashburton Trading Society (ATS) was set up by Mid-Canterbury farmers seeking lower input costs for their farming businesses. This vision continues to drive the growing co-operative today.
ATS members have access to over 2,000 Ruralco suppliers covering their farming and personal needs including irrigation supplies, fuel, building supplies, farm machinery, supermarkets, restaurants, clothing, electrical appliances and electricity supply. Click here to read more...
Pay your rates and other council changes through your Ruralco Card 

The Ashburton District Council venues now accept the Ruralco Card. You can use your Ruralco Card for the payment of:

  • Ashburton District Council – rates, dog registrations, building consents, parking fines etc.
  • EA Networks Centre – gym membership and use, group fitness classes and the aquatic centre (excludes EAT Café)
  • Ashburton & Rakaia Resource Recovery Parks – waste disposal
  • Ashburton Public Library – fines and special purchases

Click here to charge your rates to your Ruralco Card today.

Expert tips help calves get the best start

Calving season just got a little bit easier thanks to a new series of online videos from SealesWinslow.
The 2 minute clips provide quick and relevant advice from SealesWinslow nutritionist and quality manager, Wendy Morgan, allowing calf rearers to refresh their knowledge and access useful information while on the go.
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A farmer owned co-operative lowering costs for our farming communities


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Meet Al Brown

Come and meet TV chef Al Brown, Wednesday 7th November, at the Hotel promoting his new book, Get Fresh. Limited tickets, click here for details.

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'Boots n all barbie'

Win a BBQ for you & 20 mates with rugby players Andrew Hore & Tony Woodcock. Recieve one entry per $1000 spent on TRU-TEST weighing and EID equipment. Click here for more details.

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T-MAX win BIG promotion!

Simply purchase T-Max from ATS and reap some seriously big rewards, including a FJ Cruiser, a BBQ, and iPad or a mixture of other fantastic prizes. Click here for more details.

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49th ATS Annual General Meeting

The 49th ATS Annual General Meeting will take place on the 26th day of November 2012 at the Hotel Ashburton  at 7:30pm.  There is provision for voting by proxy. Click here to download the proxy from.

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Need to book your Christmas function?

Check out the Ashburton Trust Function Catalogue. Click here for more details.

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Don't burn or dump...recycle with Agrecovery

Don't forget to return your clean agricultural chemical, dairy hygiene, or animal health containers to the Agrecovery sites at ATS Ashburton and ATS Rakaia. Click here for more information.

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Check out ATS in the Co-operative News

ATS is proud to show the amazing power of co-operatives in the different trades and sectors throughout the world. Click here to view article.

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ATS Longbeach Coastal Challenge

The annual ATS Longbeach Coastal Challenge is to be held on Sunday 25th November 2012. Click here for more information and to download an entry form.

Contact ATS
Across the board, ATS is convenient and cost effective. ATS is a way of life.
Greg Roadley

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ATS Fuel Cards

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Wondering how much ATS can save you at the pumps? Check out our fuel card discounts page to see savings at our fuel partners. Click here for more (must be logged in to view)