Shepherd General SH7

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Kia ora!

Want to be involved in a farming community that challenges the status quo and supports its people to be the best they can be?

Ngāi Tahu Farming's kaupapa (purpose) is best represented by the Ngāi Tahu proverb 'Toitū te Marae o Tāne, Toitū te Marae o Tangaroa, Toitū te Iwi', 'when land and water are sustained the people will prosper'.

We are looking for an energetic, motivated and capable people leader to join our team in Culverden. A permanent full-time opportunity for a Shepherd General to join our whānau. With a strong focus on pasture, water and nutrient management, cropping, animal welfare and health and safety. You will be excited to be working within a high performing team of 4. Across 770ha irrigated platform on State Highway 7, finishing Circa 4000hd of beef cattle per year and graze 1500 replacements


What can we offer the successful applicant?

  • More time focussed on cattle, grass and people through quality infrastructure.
  • Access to and involvement with industry leading research.
  • Great opportunities for development and career progression.
  • Support and guidance with industry leading farming practices and performance.
  • Competitive remuneration, including health insurance, life Insurance and newly built housing.
  • As an employer we support the mental wellbeing of our kaimahi and offer fully funded counselling.


The ideal candidate will be:

  • A high achiever in their current role who wants to make the next step in their career with a trusted employer.
  • Experience with high performance pasture and crop management.
  • Someone with a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn and progress.
  • Committed to Ngāi Tahu Farming's quadruple bottom line (social, environmental, cultural and economic pillars).
  • Knowledge and respect for Māori cultural values and customs (Tikanga).
  • Awareness of and affinity for the needs and aspirations of Ngāi Tahu whānui.


Ngāi 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, submit your application online. For confidential enquiries, please contact Aaron Schenkel, Grazing Manager 027 8900 128

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

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