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Situations Vacant

Agricultural Spray Truck Operator

Date published: December 9, 2017

Soper Agri Spraying is a family owned, broad acre spraying business based 10km from Tinwald.

We are currently looking for an experienced full time operator to operate our late model Fuso spray truck.

Operating 3 Mitsubishi Canter/Fuso trucks and a self-propelled all 24 metres wide, we cover a wide range of farms – dairying, winter fodder crops, vegetable seed crop, cereals and grass seed.

Applicants must have experience in the following:
• Spraying/cropping/contracting.
• Class 2 drivers licence.
• Be able to read and understand chemical recommendations.
• Be able to communicate well with farmers/agronomists and other staff members.
• G.P.S. experience with TopCon would be an advantage but not necessary, as long as willing to learn.
• Be mechanically minded and able to solve problems in the field.
• Ideally live in the Ashburton/Hinds area and have a knowledge of Mid Canterbury.
• Be prepared to work extended hours in peak season, weather depending, with early morning starts.

For the right applicant with the right experience we are offering a competitive remuneration package with a hourly rate to match experiences, including a 40 hour week retainer, work IPhone and opportunities for further learning (grow safe, approved handlers).

Please apply with cover letter, CV and references to:
Mike Soper – m
or for more information, call Mike on 027 555 1261

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Youth Mentor

Date published: December 9, 2017

Methven Te Puawaitanga Charitable Trust is looking for a Mentor for young people in Methven plus providing support for their families to help encourage a caring and positive community.

The Trustees are looking for the following:
• Enthusiasm for and experience working with young people
• Highly developed communication skills
• Good understanding of and ability to work with people from diverse cultures
• Able to work 30 hours a week permanent position.

Presbyterian Support Ashburton is providing management of this position and can be contacted for an application pack.

Contact Jackie Girvan ph 03 308 5868
or e-mail:

Applications close 5pm January 12, 2018.

Marketing Development Role

Date published: December 9, 2017

Part Time/Fixed Term

The Mid Canterbury Rugby Union is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to fill this important role in the Union’s fundraising activities.

Reporting to the CEO, the Marketing Development Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships which generate value for Mid Canterbury Rugby. This will include fundraising events, hospitality, and sponsorship.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the necessary attributes including:
• Good organisational skills with the ability to work unsupervised and the flexibility to handle a broad range of tasks while working to deadlines.
• Good communication and people skills and, ideally, customer relationship management experience.
• Experience in event development and management.
• Experience in Sponsor procurement and servicing.
• Good computer skills including word processing.

Commencing late January 2018, the position will be fixed term and is based in Ashburton. It is envisaged the position will involve approximately 10 hours per week. Some flexibility in working hours would be an advantage.

For further information please contact Ian Patterson on:
(03) 308 8718 or via email at

Applications should be made in writing to:
The Chief Executive
Mid Canterbury Rugby Union
PO. Box 98, Ashburton 7740
Or via email at

Applications close Wednesday, December 20, 2017.


Date published: December 9, 2017

Mid Canterbury Hockey is seeking applications for an experienced Administrator.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to work independently and be a proficient user of Microsoft Office programmes. Knowledge of the sport is not required however maybe an advantage.

The position is approximately 16 hours per week based at EA Networks Sports House. Flexibility of hours is required. A position description is available upon request.

Please email applications, including CV and
cover letter to
by Monday, December 18, 2017.


Date published: December 9, 2017

We are looking for an experienced engineer to help with the increasing demand in manufacturing truck bodies and trailer chassis.

Please apply with cover letter and CV to:
Engineering Repairs (2012) Ltd
14 Watson Street, Ashburton

or phone 03 308 1506

Agricultural Contract Labourer

Date published: December 9, 2017

Located throughout the Mid Canterbury area, duties include but are not limited to:
• Working in the piggery. Carry out breeding, farrowing, pig feeding
• Irrigate farm soil and maintain ditches
• Moving stock, shifting breaks etc.
• Feed livestock, clean and disinfect their yards
• Contribute to dairy hygiene and achievement of milk quality
• Any other duty required

The successful candidate will have the following:
• Class one licence would be an advantage
• Experience with the piggery and stockmanship
• Pass a pre-employment Drug Test.

Apply today


Date published: December 6, 2017

Ray Mayne Hose and Fittings is the exclusive NZ importer and distributor of Reinke centre pivot and lateral move irrigators, based in Ashburton. Reinke is a leading US manufacturer of travelling irrigators, and is well regarded in the market place. We’ve experienced considerable year on year sales growth throughout NZ and require an additional service technician and a cadet to join our crew.

    Previous experience is not necessary, as full training will be given. An applicant who is a team player, keen to work outdoors and is willing to learn ‘the ropes’ of being a centre pivot technician, will be considered.


    Ideally suited for a school leaver. The successful applicant would be part of our ‘spanning crew’ to understand how the Reinke product comes together with the goal of becoming a pivot technician.

To apply, simply email your covering letter
and CV to Ray Mayne:

Applications close: 22 December 2017.

Forecourt Sales Person

Date published: December 6, 2017

A Senior afternoon/evening position, has become available. Will be required to work weekends.

The person we are seeking must be honest, reliable, a mature team player and able to work unsupervised.

If you are interested please apply to
The Manager
Caltex Ashburton
Phone (03)3070011

ECE Teacher

Date published: December 6, 2017

Part-time fixed-term position

We are looking for a fun, dynamic and passionate qualified provisionally or fully registered teacher to come and join our friendly and supportive team of teachers.

If you are a motivated and flexible team player who loves to encourage children’s independence and curiosity through intentional learning experiences.

Our large outdoor and indoor environments offer opportunities for exploration which the teachers compliment through intentional and challenging activities.

Active Explorers Ashburton (formerly Childs Play) pride ourselves on maintaining our family focused culture and working collaboratively with parents for children’s learning.

This is a fixed term position for approximately 9 months covering maternity leave (with the possibility of a permanent position) working between 25-30 hours per week, 4 days a week.

Key skills and experience required:
• A team player who works collaboratively to maintain excellence in the programme and care
• Willing to go the extra mile
• Knowledge of Te Whariki
• Demonstrate respectful practice in our bicultural/multicultural centre

Apply to Kylie Mactier

or send your CV to 23-25 Main South Road, Ashburton
03 308 2959

Part-time Accountant

Date published: December 2, 2017

• Hands on role with broad responsibilities
• Position commencing in 2018
• Flexible hours for work life balance

Tricroft Properties is an Ashburton based, family owned company that investments in commercial property throughout New Zealand.

We are looking for an experienced accountant/bookkeeper to join our busy Ashburton office for approximately 25 hours a week.

To enquire contact Charlie on
03 307 8888 or 027 248 8647.

Research Farm Manager – Lincoln

Date published: December 2, 2017

Our highly intensive irrigated arable and finishing research farm is looking for a well-seasoned Farm Manager to lead the daily operations.

The farm is used for trials by scientists from AgResearch as well as other partnering organisations.

To be considered for this role you must have:
• experience as a hands-on manager on an arable farm with irrigation
• knowledge of how to irrigate effectively, crop rotations & spray programmes
• financial and feed budgeting experience

This role would suit someone from an Arable background, however a varied farming background would be considered.

Please contact Rob Phiskie for more information on 029 983 3942.

Find out more about the job on

Closing date: 17th December 2017.

Manager/Supervisor for Potato Farm and Snap-Frozen Chip Factory

– Papua New Guinea –

Date published: November 4, 2017

Based in the western highlands of Papua New Guinea, near Mt Hagen, The position becomes available in February to March of 2018.

We will supply a new European house, car and return airfares for family, on a negotiable basis.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:
• Factory design and machinery purchase
• Oversight of potato growing by local workforce
• Supervision of nucleus estate of 600 Ha of potatoes

Competencies advantageous to successful candidates include:
• Previous production or factory management experience
• Agronomy skills, particularly relating to potato crops
• Demonstrated ability to lead an infield team

Interviews can be held in New Zealand or Papua New Guinea by negotiation.

Email CV and cover letter to:

Applications close December 31, 2017.