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Location 160 Wakefield-Kohatu Highway, Wakefield, New Zealand
Date Posted 15 November 2021
Category Production
Job Type Full-time


Appletons Tree Nursery is a grower of tree seedlings with Nurseries located at Wakefield and Brightwater.

We have a permanent full-time vacancy to manage our tree nursery in Wakefield, where we grow Ornamental, Exotic & Native tree species for supply to customers nationwide.

The successful applicant would be working alongside the Nursery Owners and Office Manager.

This role is varied and encompasses all aspects of nursery work including day to day management & supervision of over 20 permanent staff, with a further 20 seasonal employees during the winter lifting & grading season.

We seek applicants with the following attributes:

  • Enthusiastic keen interest in horticulture.
  • Enjoys working outdoors.
  • Be physically fit.
  • Staff management, be a good team leader who communicates well with all other members of the team.
  • A mechanical aptitude to oversee plant & equipment maintenance as & when required.
  • Be able to maintain accurate records, utilizing in-house nursery software and smart phone applications.
  • Communicate well with Nursery customers to understand their requirements.
  • Previous horticultural and supervisory experience would be an advantage, as well as a knowledge of tree species.

Remuneration will be dependent upon experience and reflect the level of responsibility required.

A more comprehensive position description is available on request.

Please visit our website to find out all about us.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please forward CV together with your covering letter by Tuesday 30th November 2021 – Att: Robert Appleton either by email to or deliver to 160 Wakefield-Kohatu Highway, RD1, WAKEFIELD 7095

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