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Many People Are Dying or Getting Seriously Injured on New Zealand Farms.

Enough is enough. At Ag Drive, we want to do something about it. Our goal is to keep this from happening by providing Agricultural Driver Training and other necessary Agri Courses in Waikato.

The New Zealand Agricultural Injury Stats

  • 5 DEATHS - between 1 Jan and 31 March 2023, there were 5 farm deaths in NZ

  • 14 DEATHS LAST YEAR - there were 14 agricultural fatalities in 2022 

  • 255 VEHICLE INCIDENTS - there were 255 Vehicle Incidents causing injuries resulting in more than a week away from work in 2022 

  • 22,000 INJURIES A YEAR - A lack of labour, the big machines and lapses in concentration are to blame for more than 22,000 farm injuries a year


"We all have a responsibility to keep everyone safe. Passing the buck, softening the message and only talking about it isn’t going to cut it. We need a serious commitment from industry and Government and a practical strategy to change the culture”

- Andre Syben, Director of Ag Drive

Lower The Risks, Invest in Agricultural Driver Training

Lower the risks on farm by investing in practical training that’s relevant to your situation, so that we can all start doing something about these horrific farm fatality numbers. 


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