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Category: Manager
Location: Rangitikei

Rural Directions

Operations Manager - Hunterville

Reference: 3202

Operations Manager
Based just 15 minutes from the rural township of Hunterville,
Otiwhiti Station has developed itself into a highly recognised Land
Based Training Agricultural Cadet School, where it takes pride
in sculpting future young farmers for rural New Zealand. Rural
Directions is excited to offer this Operations Manager position to
the market, with key tasks being livestock and the cadets. Being
a crucial part of the management team, your main focus will be
training and mentoring students on the practical skills of farming.

Otiwhiti Station is a 2000ha breeding station, running 11,000
sheep, 1400 cattle that is a mix of breeding and trading, which
is part of the larger business working in conjunction with three
other blocks. Otiwhiti Station has set policies and an excellent
infrastructure in place to support and help you achieve your

This is an exceptional opportunity for someone with high energy
levels to inject your enthusiasm and expertise into a large-scale
operation, where horse work and a team of 6-8 working dogs
are a prerequisite. The platform is provided for you to embrace
technology such as FarmIQ, utilise modern farming techniques
and demonstrate your strengths in pasture and stock

We are looking for an applicant with strong organisational and
planning skills, who has a strong knowledge of all the day-today
on farm tasks such as livestock rotations, animal health, feed
budgeting and general skills who is willing to impart their learnings.

The property boasts a huge range of recreational opportunities and
provides the successful appointee with a generous remuneration
package and a well-appointed 4 bedroom home within the central
hub of property. There is a Primary School and Early Childhood
Centre 15 minutes away with a school bus available at the gate.

If you love your stock and have the aptitude to mentor and train
young people then this role is for you.

For more information, or to fill out an application please visit or phone the Rural Directions team in
confidence on 0800 475 465 (Reference #3202).

Applications close 5pm Monday 13th November 2017

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Date Posted: 2017-10-11


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