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Category: General Hand
Location: Manawatu

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General Hand - Ohinewairua Station

  • Located in Manawatu in the Moawhango District.
  • Enjoy being part of a team as well as working independently.
  • Hunting, fishing and skiing opportunities all within 45 minutes.


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.


Reporting to the Station Manager the General Hand will have responsibilities for a broad range of tasks, offering you a variety of work in your week. You will be able to work independently but will also enjoy working as part of a team to complete tasks.
Key responsibilities will include:


  • Maintenance on machinery, including light welding.
  • General farm work such as R&M fencing, firewood, farm road maintenance and some feeding out.
  • Water reticulation – maintenance and development.
  • Yard work as required.
  • Tractor operation.
  • Spraying and drilling.

To read more about the position and farm layout please visit –


Our client is looking for a General Hand with initiative, a positive attitude, and commitment to the job. The below are the key skills required to succeed in this role:

  • Machinery operating.
  • Machinery Maintenance.
  • Light welding skills.
  • Fencing R&M.
  • Water Reticulation.
  • Teamwork.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A current restricted driver’s licence at a minimum.



  • Accommodation is a 3-bedroom home with the local primary school bus located at the gate.
  • Based in the Moawhango district; there is a strong rural community with plenty of social happenings at the
  • local hall.
  • It is a 30-minute drive to Taihape and Hastings, Palmerston North, Taupo are all within a 2-hour drive.


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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