Our story.

We make the good life great through constantly advancing rural connectivity.

Out there, not out of touch.

Your rural life’s a good life. It’s about an honest day’s work. About family and community. It’s rewarding and sometimes bloody hard. And, traditionally, it’s been quite isolating. But since 2003, we’ve made it our business to champion a connected rural life, because we believe that being out there doing what you love shouldn’t mean being out of touch.

Local, like you.

Based out of the agricultural service town of Timaru, rural runs in our veins. We understand the challenge of isolation, because many of us have lived it. So, we’re genuinely invested in and passionate about connecting rural Aotearoa to what matters to them – opening up to the world and helping you get more from the life you love on the land.

Designed for rural.

When it comes to connectivity, one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why our competitive products and services are designed specifically for rural New Zealand. We have an agility and flexibility that allows us to better tailor solutions to meet both your personal and business needs. And our strong relationships with rural co-operatives and suppliers provide options to make your life simpler and easier.

A network you can trust.

With the backing of the One NZ network, our service is robust and reliable. Because we understand that to make a real difference, connectivity needs to not only reach the most remote places, but also work when it’s needed.

Never standing still.

As you know too well, change is the only constant of life on the land. So, as your connectivity needs change, so too will the solutions we provide. We’ll always be looking ahead, ensuring that our products and services are bang up to date so that you’ll never be disadvantaged by where you choose to call home. Because we’re 100% committed to making your good life, great – now and always.

Our Partners

Zero Rated Partners

Rural data is precious. Like water on the Canterbury Plains, farmers have been walking the tightrope of using just enough to enhance their business while remaining within the strict guidelines or data caps for years. Thanks to Farmside, BNZ, Westpac, MYOB and Figured customers are now able to take their time making their banking and financial management decisions.

These partnerships mean that Farmside customers get zero rated data when using any BNZ, Westpac, MYOB and Figured platforms so it won’t count towards their data cap!


BNZ have a team of agri and farming specialists who live and breathe agri. Many have a farming background so they are well placed to tailor financial solutions to meet your specific agribusiness needs. With expertise across dairy, drystock, bloodstock, viticulture, horticulture and cropping they have strong connections to farming communities around New Zealand. To speak to a BNZ Agribusiness specialist today, give them a call on 0800 273 916 to see how they can help support your growth.


We’re backing farming and we’re backing farmers. That’s why we’re putting on more Agribusiness Managers. So that when you want to talk to one, you can – anytime, day or night. Westpac New Zealand is one of our biggest and strongest financial institutions employing more than 4,000 New Zealanders and helping more than 1.3 million customers grow a better New Zealand.

Our ambition is to be one of the world’s great service companies. To us service is all about helping people. With our full range of retail and commercial financial services we help grow everyone from regular New Zealanders to farmers, businesses and the government itself. Whether it’s by helping people achieve what is important to them, breaking down the barriers in society that stand between us, or fostering and sustaining the beautiful environment we live in.


Figured is a powerful, smart, financial management platform which brings together real-time financial information with up to date production data to provide clarity of the financial position of the farm for farmers and their advisors. Figured is cloud-based and connected to Xero so your financial plan is always up to date easy to manage


At MYOB we help businesses succeed. MYOB Is the largest provider of accounting and payroll software to the rural sector. We help farmers, agribusiness and accountants with an easy online solution for reporting and tax obligations, accounting, payroll, managing livestock, GST compliance and better insights into cash flow. We make business life easier, so you can do less bookwork and more real work.

Billing Partners

Farmside is a part of the patchwork of rural New Zealand with strong partnerships with Farmlands, Farm Source, Ruralco and PGG Wrightson. These partnerships mean you can charge your Farmside services to your supply account consolidating your bills into one easy payment.


535 Wairakei Road
PO Box 271
Christchurch 8053
Phone: 0800 200 600
Email: ask@farmlands.co.nz
Website: www.farmlands.co.nz

PGG Wrightson

1 Robin Mann Place
Phone: 0800 10 22 76
Email: enquiries@pggwrightson.co.nz
Website: www.pggwrightson.co.nz

New Zealand Farm Source

PO Box 9045
Hamilton, 3240
Phone: 0800 731 266
Email: nzfss.customerservice@fonterra.com
Website: www.nzfarmsource.co.nz

Rural Co

97 Burnett Street
PO Box 433
Ashburton 7740
Phone: 0800 RURALNZ (787 256)
Email: ruralco@ruralco.co.nz
Website: www.ruralco.co.nz