Orchard Manager – Whanganui

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at Apata Group Limited (view profile)
Location Whanganui, New Zealand
Date Posted 3 October 2021
Category Business
Job Type Full-time


Apata Group is a dynamic Kiwifruit and Avocado post-harvest operator in New Zealand's horticultural centre: the Bay of Plenty. 

At the heart of the way we work is respect for each other, a ‘roll your sleeves up and get stuck in’ attitude and a sense of being part of an extended whanau. We believe that no matter what, we need to look after each other.

What we do is in our blood, and we thrive on using our collective experience and passion to make our company the best it can be.

Excellent Career Opportunity in Kiwifruit, Orchard Manager Whanganui Region.

The Whanganui region offers a real opportunity for someone looking for a real change and challenge, Whanganui is located on the west coast of the North Island and has some of the best recreational activities on offer. The area also has on a number of great schools with proven academic history.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage the day to day running of client orchards and monitor the health and growth of crops
  • Co-ordination of seasonal orchard activities
  • Management of orchard workers/contractors to facilitate all seasonal requirements
  • Grower Industry Compliance

Key Attributes

  • Proven experience in orchard management with sound technical knowledge
  • Self motivated and organised team player
  • Communication skills that build trust and commitment with the grower
  • Commitment to improving orchard production
  • Possess a critical eye for detail with a burning passion for excellence
  • Experience in growing Hayward and Gold3


This role is well supported by a capable and enthusiastic team of dedicated staff.  You will have the opportunity to build your own team.

We would look to support the right candidate in moving and accommodation costs, if from outside the region.

We will offer an attractive remuneration package

A position description is available on request.

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