Tractors and horses, and ploughs, are ready for action near Methven in Canterbury, where the national and world ploughing championships will be held over the next four days.
More than 50 competitors, from 28 countries are taking part in the world championships, which New Zealand is hosting for the first time since 1994. They will be held during the weekend.
New Zealand's leading ploughing exponents are competing in the national champs, in the conventional and reverse plouging events, as well as vintage and horse drawn contests.
Organising committee chair Noel Sheat says the ground is in good condition, although a little on dry side.