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Company Ngai Tahu Farming
Location Waimakariri, Canterbury
Listed Wed 6 Jun, 5:20 pm
Type Full time, Contract/Temp
Reference 10807
Kia hiwa ra!

We believe in growing and farming the most sustainable products for the betterment of people and the planet. This is an opportunity for you to join our journey.

Our kaupapa (purpose) is based on the values and vision of Ngai Tahu iwi and is best represented by the Ngai Tahu proverb 'when land and water are sustained the people will prosper' Toitu te Marae o Tane, Toitu te Marae o Tangaroa, Toitu te Iwi.

Ngai Tahu Farming is the Kaitiaki (guardian) of the most significant whenua (land) footprint for Ngai Tahu whanui spanning almost 100,000 ha of farm and forestry land in Te Waipounamu (the South Island).

For the upcoming season our Dairy team will consist of eight Dairy Farms and five Dairy Support Farms on 3450 ha of irrigated pasture at Te Whenua Hou (Eyrewell), half an hour north of Christchurch. Each of the farms operates a 64 bale fully automated rotary shed, utilising the Protrack management system, fully pivoted irrigation system, which also spreads effluent, and utilises a number of other best-practice technologies.

We currently have an opportunity for a Calf Rearer to join our whanau between July to November 2018. Farm Kohakaumu is located on Downs Road, North Canterbury. The Farm is 285 hectares, milking 920 cows and has four full time kaimahi (employees) plus additional casual support when required.

What we can offer the successful applicant?
  • Farm systems which utilise best practice technologies and target top 20% performance;
  • 6 on 2 off roster;
  • Great opportunities for learning.

Our ideal candidate will have:
We look for people who have the personality and expertise that can help us adopt and contribute to a circular economy which puts sustainability and people at the heart of everything we do:

  • Strong work ethic and a willingness to learn;
  • A commitment to Ngai Tahu Farming's quadruple bottom line;
  • A full NZ Driver's licence and reliable vehicle;
  • The ability to adapt to change;
  • An awareness and understanding of Ngai Tahu values and a willingness to learn tikanga and te reo Maori.

Ngai Tahu Farming is committed to kia hoki ora atu; ensuring everyone is home safe every day, so before starting with us, you will go through a range of checks, including drug and alcohol testing.

We will consider and actively encourage internal and external secondments. To apply, please follow the link below and submit your application online. For confidential enquiries, please contact Amanda Davison, People and Development Advisor on 03 974 0088 or

Applications close on 24 June 2018.

Please note: You will not be able to apply from a mobile device and your resume should not exceed 1MB in size.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

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