Situations Vacant



Date published: April 17, 2019

We are a large modern dental practice based in Ashburton with four clinicians. We have an opportunity for a friendly person to join our busy team.

We are looking for someone who is well presented, energetic, physically fit and has the ability to build rapport with patients in a cheerful lighthearted manner.

You will support the clinician by assisting during dental appointments and instrument sterilisation. For this you will need to be well organised with attention to detail and be able to follow instructions.

Computer skills and a clean driver’s licence are required, worth noting a police check will be done.

If you want to work in a positive, fast paced environment where patient care is the number one priority please apply in person or send your cover letter and CV to:
Bernie Jopson
Practice Coordinator

Applications close for this position on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.



Date published: April 13, 2019

Up to 20 hours per week, flexible hours.

A position description and application form are available from:
Rosebank Reception
77 Walnut Avenue, Ashburton
or email

Closing date 30th April 2019.


Builder Wanted

Date published: April 13, 2019

McKimmie Robinson Builders are a small Rakaia based building firm. As our firm is growing we require another full-time Carpenter to join our team.

• All-round carpentry skills
• Fantastic work ethic and standards
• Strong Health and Safety practices
• Excellent time management and
• reliability
• Able to work unsupervised if needed
• Great rates for successful applicant
• Company vehicle
• Have own hand tools

If this sounds like you please email:
or phone 022 612 8453



Date published: April 13, 2019

(30 hours per week – Monday to Friday)

YMCA Mid Canterbury offers an Intensive literacy and numeracy programme, where students, 16 years of age and older, are supported to improve foundation learning, literacy and numeracy skills.

We are looking for a motivated and energetic person who is passionate about working alongside young people and adults in education, while supporting them to identify and walk through the doors of opportunity which derives thereafter. This is an education tutor role, working as a team alongside and receiving support and guidance from our Team Leader within our ever growing learning environment.

Ideally our ideal candidate will have an understanding of foundation learning, literacy and numeracy and/or have a proven experience in tutoring and/or teacher aiding.

However, for the right person, on the job mentoring and training is available to enable you to “grow into the role”.

The YMCA is an award-winning community organisation that has been investing in the next generation for over 100 years across the region. We foster a one team culture of integrity, optimism, resiliency and fun and are looking for that someone special to join our team.

Could this be you? Email for a job description and/or send your CV and cover letter marked CONFIDENTIAL to the same email, or by snail mail to:
Leoma du Toit
Education Manager, YMCA Ashburton
C/- Tancred Street Mall, Tancred Street
Ashburton 7700

Applications close 5pm Friday, April 26, 2019


Trainee Parts Specialist – Full-Time

Date published: April 13, 2019

Smalbone Isuzu Ashburton are looking for an enthusiastic and driven person to join the team.

Liaising directly with customers, suppliers and the internal team you will be responsible for learning all aspects of the role and contributing to the successful processing and supply of the Parts Department. This could develop into completing a MITO apprenticeship.

You will need to have great customer service skills, be methodical in your work and have attention to detail.

To view the full advert search for: Smallbone on Trademe Jobs.

You can apply through Trademe or alternatively send your CV to:
with the subject line as Smallbone Trainee Parts.


Rural Reporter

Date published: April 13, 2019

The Ashburton Guardian is based in New Zealand’s primary production heartland, and our independently owned daily newspaper is looking for a new team member.

The person we’re seeking will have a strong affinity with, and knowledge of the rural sector. We are looking for a journalist with a solid media background, who is excited by the opportunity to write for our two monthly publications as well as for our weekly rural pages.

Our monthly publications are distributed across Canterbury and North Otago.

The rural reporter’s position offers the successful candidate an opportunity to write for a wide audience across the entire spectrum of the rural sector because of the district’s diverse agricultural economy.

We are open to employment options that could include working as an independent contractor or as a Guardian employee, full or part time.

The Ashburton District offers an opportunity to enjoy the best the outdoors has to offer but is within an easy hours drive of Christchurch City. We have Mt Hutt Skifield on our doorstep and offer a wide range of aquatic sports on Lake Hood.

If you have a solid portfolio of work, a full driver’s licence and the right to work in New Zealand, don’t hesitate, please apply by email, with CV attached, to :

Application close 5pm, Tuesday, May 7.


Spring River Farms

Date published: April 13, 2019

We are looking for a motivated and reliable person to join our team for the next season. We are located 10 minutes out of Methven and milking 940 cows (at peak) through a 54 bail rotary.

Your job will include but is not restricted to: milking cows, getting cows in, setting up break fences, animal health, helping with young stock, general on farm maintenance and weed control, helping shift irrigators and sprinklers when required, some tractor work and you will need to have great shed hygiene.

You will need to be able to ride a 2 or 4 wheeler motorbike and preferably have some tractor driving experience.

If you are interested please email through your CV, and preferably two references, to:


Chef Wanted

Date published: April 10, 2019

Busy Thai restaurant looking for Thai Chef.

The successful candidate must have:
• Thai national skills standard test for Thai Chef level 1
• Experience of 5 years or more cooking in a Thai restaurant.

Send CV to: or call 03 308 5885.



Date published: April 10, 2019

Rakaia Medical Centre has an opportunity for a Practice Nurse to join our professional, enthusiastic and friendly team. The position is for 30 hours per week over 4 days.

We are looking for someone with a strong emphasis on good teamwork and flexibility.

We are a well-established and forward-looking medical centre with 2400 patients.

The ideal candidate should have previous practice nurse experience in cytology, immunisations and vaccinations as well as general duties. As a rural practice we are contracted to provide a PRIME service to our locality and it is expected that the successful candidate, if not already PRIME trained will move towards this qualification as well as any other training requirement to fulfil our ideal job specification.

Salary is dependent on experience.

If you are interested in applying for this position please forward your CV with covering letter to:
Christine Milton, Practice Manager,
Rakaia Medical Centre,
30 Elizabeth Avenue, Rakaia, 7710
or via email to:

If you would like any further information please call the medical centre on: 03 303 5002 and ask to speak to Christine.


Receptionist/Office Assistant

Date published: April 6, 2019

We are a busy Vet clinic in Ashburton currently seeking a Receptionist/Office Assistant to join our friendly team to help out over our busy period.

We are looking for a well presented, smiley person who enjoys, multitasking, and knows what great customer service is!

We need an awesome receptionist who loves engaging with our customers and being the front face of our organisation.

You will already come from a customer service focused role where you have learnt the value of providing five star service to clients.

You will support our team with whatever they may need. You will be our first point of contact for our customers, meeting and greeting them while following through with their requirements. You will have additional responsibilities that will include stock takes, handling our clinic queries via email and telephone.

This is a part-time temporary role of between 15-20 hours per week. For this role we require someone who can be flexible with the hours they work to fit in with our busy periods.

If this sounds like the job for you, email your CV through to: 


Dairy Farm Assistant Herd Manager

Date published: April 3, 2019

We require an assistant herd manager on our 700 cow dairy farm, 5kms from Methven.

3 – 4 years experience needed in the last 5 years.

Competency with all farm machinery, good stockperson and people skills is a must.

Enthusiasm for the dairy industry along with punctuality, a clean full drivers licence, drug free, a valid work visa and a good understanding of the English language plus being in NZ to attend interviews is an advantage.

Single shared accommodation is available on farm.

Please apply in writing to:

or post to Greenmount Farming Company
100 Dip Road, R D 6, Ashburton 7776

Stating experience and two employer references.