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Category: Shepherd
Location: Manawatu

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Shepherd - Ohinewairua Station

  • Located in Manawatu in the Moawhango District.
  • This is a fully found position.
  • Benefit from having a support network and living within a team environment.


This 7,500-hectare station is situated on the Napier-Taihape Road in the Central North Island and is owned by longstanding family shareholders. It consists of flat to rolling hill country and backs onto the Waiouru Army base with the Kaimanawa ranges nearby.
The station is running sheep, beef and deer in both a breeding and finishing farming policy. This is a well-developed farming business which has established infrastructure throughout the property and good farming systems and cropping plans in place.


As a Shepherd you will be working within a team completing all day-to-day stock work including mustering, stock shifts, yard work, animal health and hand-piece work. This is a fully found role which offers, all meals when working, tidy single accommodation, internet and the opportunity to work in a supportive team environment.
Mustering is done on quads and side-by-sides, there is the opportunity to use horses for mustering at certain times of the year. This role will give you the opportunity to be supported in a team environment and also work autonomously.

To read more about the position and business please visit –


Our client is looking for a committed and enthusiastic Shepherd who enjoys stock work to join their supportive team.
The below are also key to success in this role:

  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience.
  • High level of stockmanship with a team of 2 - 6 working dogs (depending on experience).
  • Good communication skills and a team player.
  • Competent in setting up and using a handpiece.
  • A commitment to being safe at work.
  • Organisational and time management skills.
  • Current NZ Drivers licence (Restricted/Full).


  • Salary will be reflective of the skills and experience you bring to the role.
  • Accommodation is shared single quarters and is fully found with a Station cook providing 3 meals a day.
  • There is hunting and fishing locally with the ski fields only 3⁄4 hour away.
  • Benefit from having a support network and living within a team environment.


Applications close Sunday 12th May 2024

Only job seekers who have NZ working rights will be eligible for this role.

Date Posted: 2024-04-19


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