About Us

Mackintosh Group is a fifth-generation farming family located in Wanganui, New Zealand. The enterprise includes a grain silo complex, agricultural contracting, and contract-rearing chickens. Alongside the grain, contracting and poultry operations, Mackintosh Group run a sheep (supplying Coastal Lamb), beef and arable cropping enterprise across three farms in Wanganui and the Rangitikei; a hill country sheep & beef breeding farm, complemented by flatter finishing farms and two nearby lease blocks.

Our clients range from local farmers to garden centres, loggers, and grain merchants. Our services include ground work, hay contracting and harvesting, weighing as well as storage, processing and marketing of a variety of grain crops.

We're active members of the rural community and agricultural sector, dedicated to future generations' farming success. In their twenties Paul and Anna were enthusiastic members of NZ Young Farmers but more recently we've regularly hosted various university and farm field days, and continue to participate in regular Foundation for Arable Research trials. Agricultural training students from Primary ITO visit our farms for practical experience on a weekly basis and we have also supported Wanganui High School and Cullinaine College's agricultural work experience programmes. 

Paul has been chair of the Foundation for Arable Research NZ's South Western North Island Arable Research Group since 2017 and in 2019 became Arable Chair for Federated Farmers' Wanganui Province.

We've changed a lot since this was taken in 1982!

We've changed a lot since this was taken in 1982!
Mackintosh Group team 2015

Mackintosh Group team 2015
The guys hard at work dagging lambs

The guys hard at work dagging lambs

The Family

We have farmed this land since the late 1800s when the first Mackintoshes arrived from Scotland.

Paul is the Group’s managing director and lives on the farm with his wife (and office manager) Anna and their three children, while Ruth is the chairman of the board of directors and lives in Singapore with her husband Simon and their two children. Parents, Helen and Bruce, are semi-retired and continue to live on the farm, and remain active custodians of the land.

You're welcome to connect with us on LinkedIn: Paul Mackintosh, Anna Mackintosh and Ruth Mackintosh.

Clockwise from left, Anna and Paul, Helen and Bruce, Simon and Ruth

Clockwise from left, Anna and Paul, Helen and Bruce, Simon and Ruth

The Staff

We are a team of conscientious, driven people with a love of farming and machinery. Our longest serving team member has been with us over forty years. The work is varied and our guys and gals enjoy hunting and other perks of farm life. During peak seasons, the team is bolstered by experienced, hardworking temps. If you're great to work with, careful with expensive gear, physically fit, and have machinery experience, please drop us a line.

The Awards

Winners of the 2009 Horizons Ballance Farm Environment Awards Hill Laboratories Sustainable Harvest Award

Mackintosh Group crew participating in the Whanganui River Raft Race

Mackintosh Group crew participating in the Whanganui River Raft Race