Weta Farms Ltd

  • Pirongia

After 6 seasons with us, one of our employees has decided to move back to Northland and we now require someone new. The role is flexible, ranging from Farm Assistant to 2IC/Assistant Manager. We are happy to tailor the role to your skills, experience and goals.  

We want someone who is honest, reliable, has a positive attitude and genuinely loves working on a farm. You would need to show initiative, ask questions and challenge us. We are progressive farmers and would like to help the right person advance in the dairy industry. We continually look for new opportunities and there could be future rolls or partnerships available.


You will be part of a business which:

- Values both people and cows

- Is prepared to support you in progressing in the industry through on farm and off farm training

- Operates according to best practice

- Strives for high performance in all areas

- We run a system 2/3 with a strong focus on pasture management.


Your day to day role would include (but is not limited to):

- milking

- monitoring animal health

- environmental management

- farm maintenance

- feeding and pasture monitoring

- participating in farm discussions around H&S, farm goals and day to day management.


Farm Size: 240ha

Peak Cows: 750

Contour: Flat to gently rolling.

Herd: TAD herd. Calving date 1st July. Calves and heifers grazed off farm.

Shed: 44 aside Herringbone and a 14 aside Herringbone shed used to milk colostrums during calving.

Roster: 11 on 3 off (12 on 2 off during calving).

On-Farm Staff: 4 fulltime, 1 calf rearer & weekend relief milkers. A calf rearing position is also available for a partner potentially.

Remuneration: A competitive package will be offered based on your position and skillset.


A choice of two 3 bedroom houses. Both houses have garaging and there is also extra lockable storage on farm if needed. We have high expectations of the upkeep and presentation of the property.

The farm is 1 minute to Pirongia Village and is a 7 min drive to Te Awamutu.

25mins to both Hamilton and Cambridge this location offers farm living with everything you need close by.


You will need to have at least 2 years experience, be able to work in New Zealand and currently reside in New Zealand.

If you are interested please provide a CV with at least 2 references to wetafarms@gmail.com

Applicants who make the shortlist will hear from us within a week of submitting their application.