Situations Vacant


General Farm Worker

Date published. August 10, 2019

Position available on 500ha mixed cropping/livestock property, 7 kms west of Rakaia in Mid Canterbury.

Applicant to have at least 2 years’ experience in the operation of high horsepower tractors with the ability to carry out all primary cultivations, including ploughing, to a very high standard.

Similar experience of at least 2 years, required in the operation of combine harvesters and high density balers also essential.

Applicant also required to assist with on farm irrigation duties when required, as well as, the feeding and care of 1800 dairy cows during the winter period.

The successful applicant will also be subject to a pre-employment medical, including a drug and alcohol test. On farm accommodation available.

Please apply with full CV and references to:


Nurse Manager

Date published. August 10, 2019

Full Time

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and energetic Registered Nurse to bring their skills to lead our well-established team.

Methven House is a 14 bed Community Trust facility, providing rest home continuing care and occasional respite/ carer support.

Methven House is a warm, caring and supportive home, providing for the residential needs of older individuals. In addition we provide meals on wheels service to support the community.

The successful applicant will provide safe resident care in a way that promotes our residents’ independence and quality of life.

You will also have:
• A current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate
• Great people skills with empathy for the elderly
• A commitment to continuous quality improvement and professional development
• The ability to coach and mentor other staff
• InterRai trained or has some knowledge of
• The flexibility to work on an on-call basis over weekends

Please email – for a full job description and application form.

If you would like to know more about this position phone Methven House 03 302 8528 (during business hours) and speak to Lynley.

Closing date: August 30 for applications (including your CV).


Part-time Dairy Farm Assistant required ASAP

Date published. August 10, 2019

Tractor work and/or other day to day tasks, 3-4 hours a day, morning or afternoon (you choose) preferably someone capable to work every day for the rest of August and to cover three days a week in September.

The farm is located in Wakanui, Ashburton.

Carlos Escudero 027 368 4084.


Dental Assistant

Date published. August 10, 2019

Our well established dental practice is looking for an Exceptional Dental Assistant.

This role involves chair side assisting as well as reception duties.

Experience welcomed , but not essential as training provided for the successful candidate.

Applicants looking for a long term career in the dental industry only need apply.

Applicants must be pleasant, have excellent customer service skills and telephone manners.

Must be able to develop good rapport with other team members and clients.

If this sounds like you, send us an email expressing your interest today.

Email: Dr M Abraham


Experience Mid Canterbury – Board Members

Date published. August 10, 2019

Expressions of interest are being sought from people who have the necessary skills to join the board and drive Experience Mid Canterbury forward, ensuring it delivers outstanding service and value for money for Council and the community.

This is a rare opportunity to show your commitment to our district by using your expertise in one or more of the following fields: tourism, leadership, strategic planning, governance, finance or marketing at a board level.

For more information on what it takes to be a member of the Experience Mid Canterbury board and to complete a self assessment pack please visit the Council’s website:

Applications close Sunday, 18 August 2019.


Precision Spraying/Machinery Operator – Rakaia Based

Date published. August 7, 2019

One of our long-term clients is looking for a precision operator for their Rakaia site.

This is not a normal Agricultural Machinery operators’ job as you will be dealing with high end high value horticultural crops.

Experience in this field is preferable, but not necessary, however an excellent attention to detail and measured, methodical approach to your work is a must.

Positions like this don’t come along everyday, so take that step now to progress your career by calling or emailing:
Simon Barber 021 902 480


Social Worker / Counsellor

Date published. August 3, 2019

Community Family Worker

Social Worker / Counsellor Ideally 40 hours full-time – or 32 hours part-time considered

We have an exciting role for a Social Worker / Counsellor in our Ashburton Family Works Team, based at the Trevor Wilson Centre.

The role is focussed on support for adults, families and children facing complex challenges. We aim to enable positive strategies and practical support for parents, children and youth who will benefit from strengths based intervention; to improve their well-being and contribute to long term positive outcomes. Demonstrated skills and expertise working directly with children, within a family/whanau context is highly desirable. This role may require collaborative and/or partnered responses either within our Family Works team or with external agencies, in order to facilitate good outcomes with our clients.

We wish to appoint a caring and compassionate staff member who holds a relevant professional qualification/registration; or is working towards registration. At Presbyterian Support we offer a safe and supportive working team environment. The role offers stimulating, challenging and rewarding work; an opportunity to contribute to strengthening families and the community.

Job descriptions and application forms are available by phoning reception on 03 308 5868 or confidential enquiries welcomed, ask for Suz Hutchinson, the Service’s Manager.

Your application form, cover letter and CV must be emailed to:

Applications close on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 5pm.


Process Workers – ANZCO Foods Canterbury

Date published. August 3, 2019

ANZCO Foods Limited is one of New Zealand’s largest exporters employing over 3,000 staff worldwide.

A dynamic, multinational group of companies, our core purpose is to procure, process and market New Zealand beef and lamb products to the world.

We are looking for enthusiastic and positive individuals with a can-do attitude to work in the slaughterboard, further processing departments as Knifehands or Packers, and in the coldstore and co-products departments.

You will be based at our Ashburton processing plant for the upcoming season. The majority of the positions available are on night shift however, there may be some available on the day shift.

Whilst Knifehand, coldstore and coproducts experience is useful, it is not essential as full training will be provided.

These roles require a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn, develop and achieve, as well as the ability to cope with a significant physical workload.

ANZCO Foods maintain a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace policy, all applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical assessment including drug and alcohol screening.

If you are looking to learn new skills and are a strong team player we would like to hear from you.

For further information please contact Mercedes Walkham on 03 3027699 otherwise apply today directly at our ANZCO Canterbury site.

Applicants for these positions are required to have NZ residency or a valid long term work visa.


Herd Manager

Date published. July 31, 2019

We need an experienced, friendly team player to fit our existing team.

The applicant needs high standards in dairy shed management, communication, animal herd health treatments, stockmanship, tractor operation, understanding and implementing required grazing residuals and round length.

A calm and caring disposition towards animals is absolutely essential.

Personal qualities required are, patience, reliability, trustworthiness, ability to work independently and ability to handle stressful situations calmly.

Ag ITO level 3 and Milk Quality preferred and preferred 5 years NZ experience.

We are proud to provide a happy, healthy and supportive workplace.

Shared accommodation with Wifi available.

Please send your CV and covering letter to:

Note this position is available from around October 1, 2019.


Experienced Technician

Date published. July 31, 2019

Gluyas Motor Group is a Multi Franchise Dealership with Ford, Nissan and Mazda.

We have a heated modern workshop and seek an experienced technician to join our service team.

The successful applicant must be focused on exceptional Customer Service, a high work standard, have a good common sense approach and ability to diagnose faults and be able to follow Work shop manuals and bulletins, be familiar with modern vehicles electronics and it would be an advantage if they held a WOF Inspector Certificate.


If you would like to find out more or apply to become part of our team please forward applications and CV to:

Post to: PO Box 144, Ashburton 7740
Or call in to Dealership
79 Kermode Street, Ashburton
Phone 03 307 5800.



Date published. July 27, 2019

Part time nanny required, to look after two school kids in our home, before and after school.

Ages 7 and 5.

Hours – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7.30am – 9am and 3pm – 5pm.

Own transport required.

Call May
027 613 2018.


Sweetcorn Crop Manager / Agronomist

Date published. July 27, 2019

At LeaderBrand we grow, harvest, pack and deliver the best quality vegetables to our customers around New Zealand and internationally. We produce vegetables and other crops on farms throughout New Zealand, ensuring we have a year round supply to meet the needs of our consumers.

We are renowned for our ongoing emphasis on maintaining environmentally sustainable growing practices and exceptional food safety standards.

We innovate constantly by embracing new technology with our research, seed selection and IPM focus. We also have the most modern and efficient packing and logistics processes available, which ensure produce arrives at its destination in perfect condition and as nutritionally perfect as when it is harvested.

People who share our innovative mindset are key to the success of LeaderBrand. We employ those who have the drive to grow with us, to deliver nothing but the best and who constantly strive to improve the way we deliver the best quality products.

We are now looking for an experienced Agronomist or Crop Manager to plan, manage and execute our Gisborne based sweetcorn crop production. You will be supported by the Sweetcorn Farm Production Manager and the wider growing team.

We are interested in speaking with people who have field team leadership skills, 3+ years’ inground crop agronomy experience plus excellent record keeping and organisational abilities.

As one of our team members, we will offer you a family focused staff benefits programme.

Upskilling you and progressing your career within our wider New Zealand business will be our priority. We will also assist you with relocating to Gisborne.

To learn more about this role, please phone Deb Francis from AgRecruit on 021 224 5000. If you prefer, send your CV with covering letter via by Thursday 15 August.


NZN needs you!

Date published. July 27, 2019

Nannies required for full and part-time work for local business.

All age applicants considered. Must have childcare experience.

For more information please contact:
Hannah at



Date published. July 24, 2019

Due to continued expansion, we are looking to recruit an extra media sales consultant to join our team.

For over 140 years, the Ashburton Guardian has been proudly delivering news to Mid Cantabrians.

You will be selling into our daily newspaper, monthly farming publications, lifestyle magazine YOU, our website and the Ashburton APP to help clients promote their businesses effectively throughout our print, digital and mobile products.

The skills required for this position include:
• Great sales and office experience
• Building and maintaining valuable client relationships
• Developing new sales opportunities
• 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.

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

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 Saturday, August 17, 2019.