Working for NZ's Drilling Industry since 75

Members attending the first AGM of NZDF

NZDF Mission Statement & Objectives

The mission statement of the Federation is the advancement and application
of fundamental and practical knowledge pertaining to drilling

The Federation shall be concerned with all aspects of the drilling industry with the following objectives:

  • To secure co-operation and co-ordination between the various persons involved in the drilling industry within New Zealand
  • To be involved in enhancing the skill and expertise levels within the New Zealand drilling industry
  • To make representations to any person regarding any matter pertaining to the Federation membership
  • To promote public understanding and awareness of drilling issues
  • To encourage interchange of information and experience among members
  • To promote friendly personal relationships between its members
  • To consider and further all matters generally affecting the well-being of the Federation and its membership

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the New Zealand Drillers Federation Inc?
What does it cost to join the Federation?
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History of the NZDF - 1974

  • Several meetings held in Auckland.
  • 6th July - 35 North Island drilling contractors meet at Waikato Motor Hotel.
  • 20th Sept - Rules approved and NZDF applies to become Incorporation.
  • 9th Oct - NZDF Incorporation approved.


  • April 12th - South Island drillers attend meeting Wellington Airport conference rooms.
  • June - First AGM of official NZDF held in Napier.

Click here NZDFHistory.pdf (48kb) for a fully detailed story of the NZDF history.