Situations Vacant



Date published: January 22, 2020

We currently have full time and part time positions available for front of house staff in our busy and vibrant Café & Bar for well presented, highly motivated and exceptionally customer service focused persons to join our small friendly team.

Ideally you will have Café/Bar experience and possess a Duty Managers Licence or at least have the relevant skills and knowledge to obtain one, also Barista and cash handling experience is essential.

You must have the ability to multitask, deliver outstanding customer service, be team orientated, willing to work to a mixed roster of day, night and weekends, have a welcoming smile and be well presented.

Applicants for this position must be NZ residents or hold a valid NZ Work Visa.

Please apply with cover letter and CV to:
Belinda Fine,



Date published: January 22, 2020

We are currently looking for a permanent part time Cook/Chef to join our small friendly team.

You will be required to:
• Operate the Kitchen ensuring food produced is at the highest quality
• Self-management as this is a sole position
• Closely liaise with other chefs, FOH, and management
• Ensure the compliance of all health and safety regulations
• Work as a reliable and loyal team player who stays cool under pressure
• Utilise great communication skills and have a can-do attitude
• Have at least 2+ years cooking experience
• Be prepared to work to a mixed roster of days, nights and weekends

Applicants for this position must be NZ residents or hold a valid NZ Work Visa.

Please apply with cover letter and CV to:


Carpenter/s and Hammerhand/s

Date published: January 22, 2020

DG Construction is seeking experienced carpenter/s and hammerhand/s.

For more information please contact:
Dan phone 021 895 960
or web:


Accountancy Position

Date published: January 22, 2020


  • Accountancy Position

We are seeking a new accounting team member to join Croys.

This position is full time but hours may be flexible.

The work involves preparation of financial statements for both farm and commercial clients.

If you would like to work with a passionate and enthusiastic team in a modern office we would like to hear from you.

Please send your CV and contact details by February 14, 2020 to:
PO Box 582
Level 2, Somerset House,
161 Burnett Street


Field Rep

Date published: January 18, 2020

Talley’s Ashburton is seeking an Agronomist to plan, manage and execute crop production activities in the mid-Canterbury region.

Talley’s Ashburton processes potatoes, peas and sweetcorn from its Fairton site just outside Ashburton.

Reporting to the Field Manager and supported by the wider field team, you will provide technical and agronomic support to our diverse grower base. This advice includes the application of fertiliser, agrochemicals and general husbandry of the contracted crops. This role is responsible for providing timely information on crop estimates and harvest co-ordination to ensure only the best quality fresh produce is delivered to the business for processing.

We are interested in speaking with people who have:
• 3+ years’ agronomy experience preferred
• An appropriate degree, diploma or technical qualification preferred
• Excellent record keeping and organisational abilities
• Customer service and relationship management skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills allowing you to communicate effectively with all growers and staff
• A good understanding of health and safety responsibilities and the ability to assist in creating high awareness and compliance with safe operating procedures is essential We will offer you a competitive salary, including a vehicle and an opportunity to develop your career within a leading NZ company.

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Applications with CV and references should be emailed to:
or to apply in person at our Guardhouse – 125 Fairfield Road, RD2, Ashburton 7772.


Driving mentors required

Date published: January 18, 2020

Do you have
• A full NZ drivers licence
• A great sense of humour
• A couple of hours spare each week
• Are over 25

The Mid Canterbury Rural Driver Licensing Scheme is looking for volunteer driving mentors to help our migrant rural women to learn to drive.

This will be the best job you will have which you don’t get paid for (and will be far less stressful than teaching your own kids to drive).

And … you will get to meet someone from a different culture.

And … our students provide the car!

This project is a partnership between the Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust and Safer Mid Canterbury.

Please contact
Wendy Hewitt, Safer Mid Canterbury
Phone 027 611 3301.


Building Supplies Truck Driver
(Full time)

Date published: January 18, 2020

Mitre 10 MEGA Ashburton has a vacancy for a Truck Driver. This position is full time (40 hours per week) Monday – Friday.

The role will include delivering building materials/timber to site via truck with Hi-ab, operating a forklift, loading and unloading trucks, and moving stock from our Inwards Goods department to the MEGA Drive Thru.

The successful applicant will need the following skills:
• Class 2 licence and Forklift licence
• Hi-ab licence, and be confident in unloading large timber packs and poles
• Basic computer skills
• Reliability
• Be able to work in a team environment and take direction
• Physically fit and able to lift
• Able to make good decisions and adhere to all company policies and procedures

If you have these skills we would like to hear from you by sending your covering letter and CV to:

Applications close on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.


Qualified Hairdresser/Barber

Date published: January 18, 2020

Required for local barber shop.

Part time casual position.

Please call 021 148 8942.



Date published: January 15, 2020

Talley’s is a successful and well-known brand, operating several plants throughout the South Island, as well as having many diversified interests in seafood, frozen vegetables, meat and dairy products. We have vacancies at our Fairton plant, located 10 minute’s drive from Ashburton.

We are currently seeking Trade Qualified Engineers with a positive can-do attitude to join our ever expanding and enthusiastic engineering team.

What you will need to bring to the team:
• Trade certificate in fitting and turning, general engineering, maintenance and diagnostics or similar
• A can-do attitude
• A team player
• A desire to learn and grow your skills further.

In return we can offer:
• A challenging but rewarding work environment
• Opportunity for individual growth
• Flexible shifts
• Competitive starting remuneration rates, experience dependent
• Possible assistance with relocation costs.

Talley’s operate a drug free environment, so candidates will be required to under-go pre-employment and random drug screening. Only applicants with the right to work in New Zealand need to apply.

If this position sounds like something you are interested in, email a copy of your CV with a cover letter and current working visa to:


Dairy / Frozens 2IC

Date published: January 11, 2020


We are a locally owned organisation that is committed to serving the community, and who is dedicated to ensuring our customers receive unbeatable service and quality products. We offer a fun and fast paced work environment, where your contributions are encouraged and valued.

You will be honest and reliable with a good level of fitness and have no problem working in a cold environment.

The days and hours will be: Tuesday to Saturday – 6am to 3pm.

Previous experience in a similar position would be an advantage, but ongoing training will be provided – including the opportunity to undertake industry specific training in nationally recognised qualifications.

If you are really passionate about a career in the retail food sector, we would like to hear from you.

Apply in the strictest confidence by email to: and include a current CV and covering letter.

Applications close: January 22, 2020.


Full and Part-Time Positions Available

Date published: January 11, 2020

  • Service Deli/Seafood Assistants

We are seeking energetic and motivated applicants to join the team in our Service Deli / Seafood Department.

The work environment is busy and dynamic and will require the applicants to be able to work fast and efficiently, while maintaining excellent customer service. Some heavy lifting is required in this role and the hours will include an evening and a weekend shift.

To succeed in this position you will need to:
• Demonstrate dedication to customer service
• Be able to work well under pressure
• Demonstrate a passion for food preparation and presentation
• Be a team player and be able to effectively communicate
• Be able to comply with our Health & Safety and Food Safety programmes

We offer a friendly, positive working environment, along with full training.


  • Checkout Operators

We are looking for friendly, ‘customer focused’ people to join our busy Checkout team.

This is an excellent opportunity for people who have the personal qualities already associated with providing excellent customer service and working in a team. Both full time and part time positions are available. Successful applicants will be required to do one evening and one weekend shift.

Personal attributes required are:
• Good communication skills
• Ability to work well in a team
• A positive work ethic and attitude
• Physical fitness
• Motivation to learn new skills

While previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage, training will be provided.


To apply please email: and include a current CV and covering letter.

Overseas applicants must have New Zealand citizenship, New Zealand permanent residency, or a valid New Zealand work permit.

Applications close on January 26, 2020.


Hinds Mechanical Services

Date published: January 11, 2020

are looking for a mechanic.

Hours are Monday to Friday 8am – 5.30pm.

Contact Ian on 021 0290 5347 or at



Date published: January 8, 2020

The Ashburton Guardian is looking for a skilled subeditor to join its newsroom.

Working in the fast-paced world of news, in this role no two days are the same, working across the multitude of platforms and publications produced by the Guardian newsroom.

With options available on part or fulltime work, we’re on the look-out for someone with skills in graphic based design and layout programmes, with a strong understanding of the English language.

Ideally the candidate will have an eye for detail and page design, and demonstrate proficiency in subbing copy for readability and style.

On-the-job training will further unlock your talents.

Please apply in writing with CV to:
Matt Markham

or post to Box 77, Ashburton 7740

Applications need to be in by January 27, 2020.



Date published: January 8, 2020

The Ashburton Guardian has a great opportunity for a reporter with several years’ experience in the newsroom of a daily newspaper who wants to take their career to the next level.

We are a small news team, working in a fast paced environment. As a member of our team your daily workload could include anything from breaking news to community news and everything in between. Your working day will be varied and no two days will be the same.

The person we are seeking will be a highly motivated self-starter who can produce several stories each day, both from their own rounds and from their contacts within the community. You will have a passion for news and must be able to produce fast, accurate and engaging copy.

For the right person, there could be an opportunity to move into a more senior role in our news team.

We offer the successful applicant an opportunity to live in a progressive district with a wide range of sport and cultural facilities, easy access to some of New Zealand’s best skiing, tramping and aquatic activities and affordable housing.

The new member of our news team must hold a current driver’s licence and must relocate to Ashburton.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for to further your career, contact Matt Markham, Ashburton Guardian.

Please email application and CV to
Matt Markham:

or post to Box 77, Ashburton 7740

Closing date January 27, 2020.