Bonspiel at Idaburn Dam, 2010 -  Photographer:  Janyne Fletcher

Thanks to our generous sponsors

Stringer Shearing

Wilson Contracting Ranfurly

Steele Fencing Ltd

Brad the Builder

Jim Reid Spraying

Inu Nutrition Bar

NZ Junior Curling Big Boar Hunting Competition

NZ Curling created a NZ Junior Curling fundraiser, The Big Boar Hunting Competition, in 2023.  

To farmers, pigs are pests; they make a mess of paddocks and eat food intended for stock.  Pigs can also carry diseases such as Tuberculosis (TB), which harms farmers' stock.  During lambing, boars can turn into lamb killers; once they get a taste for newborn lambs, they go around and eat them. 

This fundraiser is to help raise funds for the NZ Junior Curling (U21) teams to attend the World Junior B Curling Championships in Lohja, Finland, in December. 

We wish to thank the major sponsors and the many businesses who have donated prizes to make this competition possible.  NZ Curling has been overwhelmed by the support.  

Spot Prize​​​​​​​ Sponsors

Thank you to the following businesses who have donated spot prizes.  We appreciate your support. 

This information is for the 2023 Competition

The NZ Junior Curling Big Boar Hunting Competition,  the weekend of 18th - 21st May.   


  • Date:   From 1 am Thursday 18th May - 12 pm Sunday 21st May. 
  • Entries Close:  Wednesday 17th May, 11.59 pm 
  • Weigh-in:  12 pm - 2 pm Sunday 21st May, Maniototo Curling Internation, Naseby.  The southern end of the carpark.
  • Prize Giving:  3 pm Sunday 21st May, MCI, Naseby (Upstairs)
  • Cash Bar and BBQ available at Prize Giving

Entry Information

  • Adults $45 per person
  • Juniors (10 - 16 years)  $15,
  • Kids free - rabbit, hare, and possum entries.
  • Entries payable:   
    • Online with your registration.
    • Or to NZCA Junior Fundraising - 03 1733 0116697 003; please use your name, 'Hunting Comp' and phone number for reference.

*Terms and conditions apply (see below)

This information is for the 2023 Competition.



  • Stringer Shearing Average Weight Boar - $1000
  • Heaviest Boar
    • Wilson Contracting, Heaviest Boar - 1st Prize, $500
    • Hazlett Contracting, Heaviest Boar - 2nd Prize $250
    • W.S Hickey & Son, Heaviest Boar - 3rd Prize, $100
  • Steele Fencing - Best Tusks, $500
  • Spot Prizes

Juniors (10 - 16 years old)

  • Jim Reid Spraying - Heaviest Sow,  $100
  • Inu Nutrition Bar - Average Weight Sow, $100
  • Spot Prizes 

Kids - Sponsored by Brad the Builder

  • Biggest rabbit, $50 Hunting and Fishing Voucher
  • Biggest hare, $50 Hunting and Fishing Voucher
  • Biggest possum, $50 Hunting and Fishing Voucher, sponsored by Hazlett Contracting
  • Spot Prizes 

Rules and Terms of Entry

NZ Junior Big Boar Hunting Competition Safety - First Aid Kit Fundraiser