Our focus has stayed consistent over the years, to supply a quality transport service to the rural sector.

We work out of 10 depots, Auroa, Normanby, Hawera, Waitara, Piopio, Waverley, Whanganui, Bulls, Featherston & Napier and operate a fleet of 96 trucks and employing 130 staff.


In 1923 Mr E.F. Sandford bought a Chevrolet truck and commenced carrying general goods but predominantly metal, based on a farm on Skeet Road, Auroa (now owned by Mr R. Poole).  In 1927 the railway line from Te Roti to Opunake was opened and the decision was made to build a depot at Auroa as a central point for goods in and out of the coastal area.

Call us on 0800 707 404 to book your next job.

Office hours: 8am - 5pm

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Sandfords Rural Carriers pride themselves on employing highly skilled people.

If you are interested in starting a career at Sandfords please fill out an application and return it to Jessie at the Auroa office or email

We have many offices located around the North Island.
Find the contact details of your nearest office here.

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2118 Skeet Road
RD 28, Auroa 4678

Phone 0800 707 404

After hours: 0800 707 404