About Farmside

About Farmside

Farmside is one of New Zealand’s leading rural broadband providers

We are delivering internet and voice solutions nationwide, no matter where you live.

Many Kiwis that live and work beyond the city boundaries are unable to access broadband through their phone lines because they’re too far away from their local copper infrastructure. The founders of Farmside thought that wasn’t right, and everyone deserved to be connected no matter their location, so Farmside was born. Beginning with satellite, Farmside has been providing rural connectivity solutions for the past 16 years.

Now, Farmside boasts a strong range of connectivity products, meaning there’s a solution for nearly every location and situation. Farmside’s broadband solutions include Wireless, Satellite, VDSL, ADSL and Fibre Broadband. We also offer a selection of phoneline services including Landline, Wireless, Farmside Voice (VoIP) and Mobile plans.

Farmside is proud to be backing rural New Zealand and has a number of partnerships with rural co-operatives and suppliers that are an integral part of rural New Zealand. Through these partnerships we can offer customers options when it comes to bill payments, either charging their Farmside services through their supply account or paying Farmside directly. Farmside is partnered with Farmlands, Farm Source, PGG Wrightson and Ruralco.

Proudly 100% owned by One NZ New Zealand and based out of Timaru, our team of over 50 staff and a network of installers nationwide are dedicated to providing Kiwis not only with fast, reliable connectivity solutions, but also excellent customer service. We know rural because we are rural, you’ll never be just a number to us.

We know rural because we are rural.

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Why Choose Farmside

We’re rural just like you, and we always have been. You’ll never be just a number to us. When you call, it’s going to be answered by someone in Timaru. If you’ve been our customer for years, you probably know our staff by their first names as most have been living and breathing rural connectivity with us for over a decade. We’re no fly by nighters. We understand the complications and frustrations of rural connectivity, because we live here too.

Live your life from where you really want to be.

We are proud to be able to connect you no matter what, wherever you are in New Zealand. We’ve got you covered, whether it be through the RBI Wireless network, fixed line broadband (ADSL & VDSL), Fibre, or our Satellite coverage. We also offer a range of phone line services. Whether you live rural or urban, we’ll make sure you’re connected to what is important to you, so you can live your life from where you really want to be.

Connecting people is our single focus.

Connecting people is our single focus and that’s why we are invested and committed to rural connectivity and technology. We partner with major companies, so this means more stability and less down time when it comes to your connection.

Farmside is also 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.

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