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Situations Vacant

Hauora Ashburton District Leadership Group Coordinator

Date published: June 24, 2017

Over the last 12 months a wide range of Government and Community organisations have been working together to find ways to enhance the Wellbeing, Connectedness & Safety of our Community.

This work has culminated in the development of the Hauora Ashburton District Community Action Plan.

As part of delivering this plan we require an individual who is passionate about their community to assist us in carrying out this work. This position will involve a combination of administrative and project coordination work.

We are seeking applicants who have the following attributes;
• Ability to develop project plans and give effect to those plans
• Ability to build an excellent public profile
• Ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to use Microsoft Office, predominantly Word
• Excellent organisational and time management skills
• Ability to take meeting minutes and associated administrative tasks
• An interest, passion and commitment to the well-being of the Ashburton District and its residents

Your role would be to support the development and implementation of the Hauora Ashburton District Community Action Plan through supporting and assisting the Hauora Ashburton District Leadership Group.

This position is for 20 hours per week Safer Ashburton will be responsible for day to day management of the Coordinator on behalf of the Hauora Ashburton District Leadership Group.

For a job description and application pack please contact Kevin Clifford at:
44 Cass Street, Ashburton
Ph: 03 308 1395

Applications close Thursday, July 13 at 4.00pm

Heavy Fabricator/General Engineer

Date published: June 24, 2017

Required for busy engineering jobbing shop.

Experience in the manufacturing and repair of earthmoving and transport equipment preferred.

Please apply with cover letter and current CV to:
or phone 308 1506

Garage Door Installer

Date published: June 24, 2017

Dominator Garage Doors is a successful franchise operation based in South Street, Ashburton.

Due to business expansion we wish to employ a garage door installer.

The successful candidate must have the following attributes:
• Class 1 driver’s license.
• Ability to work unsupervised.
• Great communication skills.

An engineering background would be an advantage.

Please send your C.V and cover letter in application to:
Brian Downes
2 Parkdale Close, Ashburton

Motorcycle Mechanic

Date published: June 24, 2017

  • Chapman’s Garage Limited, Rakaia

Qualified or experienced motorcycle mechanic required for our busy Kawasaki garage.

This is a full-time position. You must be honest, reliable and conscientious in your work and a clean drivers licence is essential.

Qualifications or experience will help with remuneration. This position provides a great opportunity for growth within our dealership.

For more information about this position, contact:
Chapman’s Garage
Ph 03 302 7156 or David 027 697 0486 or Clinton 021 186 3163

Seed Machinist / Storeman – Rakaia

Date published: June 24, 2017

Cates Grain & Seed is a specialist grain and seed production and marketing company based in Ashburton, Canterbury.

Due to company growth a fulltime Seed Cleaning Machinist / Storeman position has become available in our Rakaia processing facility.

Reporting to the site manager duties will include overseeing (in conjunction with the site manager) the production and operation of a modern seed cleaning plant, serving farmer clients, forklift operation and general store duties.

The successful applicant will have customer contact so a friendly and efficient manner is essential.

Applicants will need to be physically fit with a positive attitude and be able to work well in a small friendly team environment.

Previous experience and knowledge of the grain and seed industry along with any MPI seed sampler qualifications would be an advantage but not necessary as full training and access to MPI courses will be provided.

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

All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Applications close 5pm, July 14, 2017.

To apply please email your application along with CV to:
Greg Taylor at

College Office Administration Assistant

Date published: June 24, 2017

‘Individual Excellence in a Supportive Learning Environment’

  • College Office Administration Assistant

To work as a member within the Administration Team in the College Office.

The position is a permanent appointment for 25 hours per week, with potential for further hours as required,and principally for the weeks of each school term (40 weeks/year).

Office hours are between 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Actual times to be worked will be confirmed with successful applicant.

Preferred starting date Monday 24 July 2017.

Occasionally flexibility of time may be requested for specific hours during a student holiday break, or for additional hours at peak work periods.

Employment is under the conditions of the Support Staff in Schools’ Collective Agreement.

Administrative Scale, Grade B.

Applications close at noon, Wednesday 05 July 2017.

Enquiries/applications to (email applications preferred):
Sheena Tyrrell
Management Administrator
Ashburton College, P O Box 204, Ashburton 7740
Phone: 308 4193, ext 812; 027 247 8003.


Date published: June 24, 2017

We are looking for Customer Service focused people to join our friendly team in Ashburton.

These are full-time permanent positions.

Do you have:
• Building industry knowledge
• Strong marketing skills
• A can do attitude
• Flexible approach
• Proven marketing track record
• A great work ethnic

If you have these skills to build relationships with our clients, can make them feel valued and respected; or have the ability and willingness to learn.

Then send thru your details and CV to:

Wanted Experienced Calf Rearer

Date published: June 21, 2017

Honest reliable person sort from August for approx three months.

3-4 hours per day.

5 minutes from Ashburton.

Please email CV and details to:

Advertising Telesales

Date published: June 21, 2017

Are you a self-motivated, experienced sales person who absolutely loves telesales?

Are you someone who has the ability to identify the decision maker, enjoys cold calling and is driven by the success of a closed sale?

Selling over the phone has never been so easy!

We are selling advertising space that your business customers need.

We will provide you with:
• A list of warm leads, and the processes and systems to ensure your success.
• A support network of colleagues to help you achieve your financial and sales goals.
• This is a Monday – Friday role.
• Hours between 16 – 40 a week.
• Working between 8.30am – 5pm.

About you:
• Do you have exceptional communication skills and are able to use your personality to engage with your customers.
• Are you bubbly and energetic, yet methodical when it comes to administration.
• Do you have ideas to help move our publications forward and be creative with selling ideas.
• Previous formal telesales training would be a benefit.
• If this sounds like you, please apply today!.

Please ensure your CV outlines your past achievements in your telesales roles.
Desme Daniels

Applications close Friday, July 7.

Customer Services – Maintenance Person

Date published: June 21, 2017

  • Part-time Position

Locally owned business, Ashburton U-Hire has been providing Mid Canterbury residents with trailers, small motors and generators, tools and catering equipment for more than 17 years.

If you are mechanically minded, service driven, reliable and have a desire to be part of an amazing team. Then we are looking for you.

A good sense of humour and a positive outlook are attributes that would fit in at Ashburton U-Hire. This position involves weekend work.

Wage package and hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

How to apply – if you hold a current, clean NZ Drivers’ licence and have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and think that your inclusion will add to an already awesome team, please send application letter and current CV before Monday, July 3 to:

c-/0 Ashburton Guardian
PO Box 77, Ashburton 7740

All applications will be treated with confidentiality.


Date published: June 21, 2017

We seek a merchandiser for work in the grocery industry to service our client’s products in the Ashburton area.

Candidates will need to be dependable and have reliable transport.

Supermarket experience is preferred.

Enquiries to

Qualified Plumber

Date published: June 17, 2017

We are looking for a self-motivated, qualified plumber to join our business.

We offer a good variety of work.

Must be of good character, tidy workmanship and able to work unsupervised.

Please apply in own handwriting to:
P&T Plumbing
PO Box 484,
Ashburton 7740

Part Time Teacher

Date published: June 17, 2017

Carew Peel Forest School

  • Part Time Teacher
    (fixed-term, terms 3 and 4, 2017)

We are seeking a motivated and passionate teacher to teach one day a week, with the flexibility to work teacher release days during the term, in the Y4-6 learning area of our rural school.

For position details refer Vacancies through the Our People tab at:

Applications close 3pm, Wednesday, June 28.

Kay Ward, Principal

1051 Ealing Montalto Road,
Carew, RD 5, Ashburton 7775
Ph 03 696 3556

Rural Media Sales Consultant

Date published: June 14, 2017

For over 135 years, the Ashburton Guardian has been proudly delivering news to Mid Cantabrians.

We have an exciting position for a rural media sales consultant to join our team.

You will be selling into our daily newspaper, monthly farming publications – Guardian Farming and Dairy Focus – and our website to help rural clients promote their businesses effectively throughout our products.

The skills required for this position include:
• Great knowledge and passion for ALL things rural
• Sales and office experience
• Good level of English, both verbal and written
• Organised and confident
• A great personality and enjoy dealing with people

In return, we will provide you with an attractive base salary and uncapped commission structure.

If this is you, please send your CV and cover letter to:
Desme Daniels, General Manager
PO Box 77, Ashburton 7740
Or email

Applications close Friday, June 30.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa and a current New Zealand driver licence.