New Zealand Agriculture Jobs Available for Immigrants (2024)

Experienced Mower Operator Required

New Zealand has had a long history of immigration from Britain, with the migrant inflow being especially important in the second half of the 19th century. War and economic depression disrupted immigration at various times in the first half of the 20th century, but there was another surge of British immigration to New Zealand in the decades after the Second World War.

Between 1947 and 1975, a total of 77,000 women, children and men arrived from Great Britain under the assisted immigration scheme. Smaller numbers came from the Netherlands and some other European countries. Non-British immigrants in particular introduced new customs, foods, ideas and practices, and together with later arrivals helped shape modern New Zealand society.

New Zealand was first inhabited by the people of Ngāpuhi (tribe of the Far North), the first explorer to reach New Zealand was the intrepid ancestor, Kupe. Using the stars and ocean currents as his navigational guides, he ventured across the Pacific on his waka hourua (voyaging canoe) from his ancestral Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki. 

The first European to sight New Zealand was Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. He was on an expedition to discover a great Southern continent ‘Great South Land’ that was believed to be rich in minerals. In 1642, while searching for this continent, Tasman sighted a ‘large high-lying land’ off the West Coast of the South Island.

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Agstaff – Good Buggers You Can Trust

Agstaff has over 20 years working with New Zealand agriculture companies, Agstaff understands the lie of the land.

Agstaff has been working with clients across agri-business from large international companies to small locally owned family businesses. Throughout the seasons we place candidates in farming and agriculture roles for new season preparation and harvest time.

Agstaff pair the highest quality candidates with our clients in various primary industries both on the land and in office-based management roles.

About The Role

As a mower operator, you’ll be responsible for ensuring mowing and grounds maintenance jobs are completed to a high standard. This includes edging and hard surfaces maintenance. Various maintenance tasks such as trimming, planting, watering, fertilising, spraying, raking, aerating, mulching, weeding, and grubbing are a secondary part of your new role.

  • Conduct daily pre-start checks
  • Mow grass
  • Perform various open spaces maintenance tasks
  • Ensure all plant and equipment are used safely

About You

You can maintain a professional image while working as this role sees you interacting with a range of people from team members and clients to members of the public. Health and safety are hugely important to our client so you aren’t a “cowboy”, instead you’re the type of person who promotes a safe working environment, especially concerning the correct use of tools and equipment.

You’re flexible, adaptable to change and can prioritise tasks. Being self-motivated you can work autonomously and as part of a team.

As this role involves aspects of traffic management, STMS certification is very desirable. If you have experience with grounds maintenance in a sports turf or amenity turf environment, this is also very beneficial.

  • Class 2 Driver’s License essential
  • 2+ years experience operating a range of mowers/tractors
  • Willing to work away from the home base and on varying work shifts as required

What’s On Offer

  • Earn $24 – $27 per hour, starting (holiday pay is accrued on top of wages)
  • Join an environmentally sustainable company
  • Continuous training and upskilling
  • Opportunities for career growth into team leader roles
  • PPE Provided

How to Apply

To apply, submit your CV/resume and contactable work references now

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