Shepherd General – Central Hawke’s Bay

  • Rural Directions
  • 645 Maharakeke Road, Hatuma, New Zealand
  • Mar 01, 2021
Full time Drystock

Job Description


Dunshaughlin farm is a privately owned and operated. It is part of a larger family farming business in Central Hawke’s Bay. This provides some synergies for managing resources of both labour and pastoral support during peak periods throughout the season.


The Hatuma Farm, 282ha, is just 10 minutes from Waipukurau. The farm is a high producing property with Beef and Lamb finishing and Sheep breeding. This Shepherd General position will encompass all aspects of farm work including animal health, stock and tractor work as well as general farm maintenance.

You will work closely with the owner following the farm policies and plans.


As well as a great attitude and excellent communication skills the following are competencies required for the role:

  • Understanding of pasture and crop management
  • Excellent stockmanship with 2 – 3 working dogs.
  • Competent in general farm work and machinery maintenance.
  • Committed to working in a safe and healthy manner.
  • A good understanding of environmental regulations as they apply to the farm.


On offer is an attractive remuneration package, with accommodation provided by way of a very private, tidy, warm 4 bedroom home, with 2 bathrooms in Hatuma.

Waipukurau offers and abundance of recreational activities including sports clubs, golf courses, gyms, swimming pool and Central Hawkes Bay beaches.


To view a Job Information pack please visit or give the Rural Directions team a call on 06 871 0450 for a confidential chat (Ref# 691520).

Applications close Sunday 21st March 2021

Due to border restrictions, we are only able to consider candidates currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility, or NZ citizens/residents returning home in early 2021.