COVID-19 PANDEMIC South Island Dairy Event RESPONSE

Like all businesses’ and organisations throughout New Zealand, SIDE is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

As the situation has now escalated to a level 4 (as of 11:59pm Wednesday 24th March) it is timely to provide an update on SIDE 2020 23-34 June.

The SIDE Governance group have made the decision to postpone SIDE 2020 until June 2021, when it will still to be held in Lincoln.

 For those already registered, we will refund any fees paid. For those who have been invoiced, please hold off payment until 2021.

SIDE wishes to acknowledge the exceptional work the events committee, sponsors and speakers have completed up until this point, and will work with each individually to ensure a stronger SIDE 2021

Our farming community is strong and resilient, while we are  disappointed that SIDE 2020 will not take place, we support the decisions made by the New Zealand Government in the interests of the safety of all New Zealanders. We look forward to welcoming you to SIDE 2021.


Thank you for your continued support.


Kind Regards,


Terry Kilday

SIDE Governance Group Chair