Finance Manager – Horticulture (Part Time)

Finance Manager (Horticulture)

  • Finance guru with broad commercial experience
  • 15-20 hours per month
  • Based in the sunny Eastern Bay of Plenty

We’re seeking a pragmatic, energetic, experienced Finance Manager that has a passion for people, excellence and community, and track record for detail and delivering commercial results. We’re in horticulture so you need to be hands on, efficient and fun.

Reporting to the CEO, working as part of a talented leadership team and Board, you have overall accountability for the finance and corporate functions for the company, a 21ha orchard, and providing strategic support to the CEO and Board. The role will suit an experienced, outgoing person that can deal with investors, commercial and government partners.

You are responsible for financial management practices, including general financial reporting, cashflow, budget and forecast preparation, orchard level KPis and reporting, statutory compliance and risk management including internal control policies and procedures. As well you will provide commercial advice and oversight of corporate functions.

If you’re at that stage in life where making a real difference, passion for excellence, community values, and who you work with is important to you – come meet us!

To apply for this position please email your CV and a short cover note to and visit for the job description.

Business Administrator – Horticulture (Part Time)

  • Finance, Orchard and Business Administration
  • Flexible hours – 10-30 hours per week depending on season
  • Based in the sunny Eastern Bay of Plenty

If you are a dynamic, results oriented, all-round Business Administrator who thrives in a busy environment and cares about people and community, this role is for you.

We are a collective of Māori farmers committed to nourishing our land and its people. We grow 50ha of blueberries across 10 orchards. Our mission is to build strong communities and employment through environmentally sustainable horticulture.


We are seeking a team player who can juggle a range of responsibilities across finance, orchard administration and business administration.  Key responsibilities include: Xero bookkeeping, PAYE, WHT, GST, timesheets, accounts payable and receivable, document preparation and compilation, contract management, weekly/monthly reporting, meeting/event coordination, business systems and processes.

To be successful in this role, you will be highly skilled in Xero bookkeeping, business systems and processes, multitasking, IT savvy, Microsoft Office suite. Basically a strong warm communicator (bossy) that likes to get things done, enjoys a tidy, well organised workplace.

Most of all you will be a great team player and want to make a difference in your community.

To apply for this position please email your CV and a short cover note to or visit for the job description.

Orchard Manager – Horticulture (Full Time)

  • People leadership and operational planning
  • Māori-owned growing & marketing business
  • Te Teko, Eastern Bay of Plenty

Miro is a collective of Māori food producers. We combine ancient traditions and values handed down by our ancestors, with modern technology and science, to produce great tasting, premium produce for the world. We’re passionate about growing on Māori-owned land and creating work and career opportunities in horticulture for our people.

Our network of orchards across the North Island heralds an exciting new frontier of growing blueberries in substrate, pots, fertigation and tunnels, at a scale not seen before in New Zealand.

Reporting to the General Manager of Operations and working closely with the Senior Management Team, the Orchard Manager is a key role within the management team. The Orchard Manager manages all on orchard operations including pruning, thinning, maintenance, pest control, new plantings, soil and water management, and harvest.  The role also oversees the logistics of getting produce from the orchard to the packhouse, and is directly involved in new crop planting and orchard expansion.

Applicants will demonstrate the following attributes:

  • An understanding of horticulture, farming and/or logistics.
  • An appreciation for the critical nature of seasonal workforce requirements.
  • Proven ability to motivate, empower and lead staff to achieve goals with respect and credibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver labour management and harvest plans.
  • An appreciation for the culture of a Māori owned and operated business.
  • The initiative and aspiration to contribute to new initiatives and innovation.
  • A ‘can do’ pragmatic attitude with proven problem solving skills.
  • An understanding of logistics; ensuring product is where it needs to be, when it needs to be.
  • The ability to multi-task, work autonomously and be accountable for delivery.

If you are competitive and collaborative by nature, technically and operationally excellent, with a love of growing plants and people – this is the leadership role for you! Our mission is to build strong communities and employment through environmentally sustainable horticulture.

To apply for this position please email your CV and a short cover note to or visit our website for a full job description at

Applications close, Sunday 27 February 2022.

x2 Manukura (Technician Supervisors)

x6 Hōmiromiro (Field Technicians)

x1 Te Wahapū (Project Administrator)

Rotoiti 15 Trust is looking to fill multiple roles for its new Myrtle Rust Surveillance project.

Rotoiti 15 Trust is partnering with Scion (NZ Forest Research Institute Limited) to deliver a three-year Jobs for Nature project funded by the Department of Conservation (DOC).

The project focuses on surveillance and monitoring of myrtle rust in the Bay of Plenty and is particularly important to the Trust as Myrtle Rust has been found within our rohe.

There are nine roles available and would suit kaimahi who love being in the taiao, have an eye for detail and are relatively comfortable with technology.

There are two Manukura positions, six Hōmiromiro positions and one Te Wahapū position to be filled. If you have any pātai or would like more information on each of the roles, email

If this sounds like you or someone in your whānau, send your CV and a cover letter explaining why this mahi resonates with you, to

Vaccine passes will be required.

You can learn more about Myrtle Rust and how it affects our taiao, here.

Closing date for tono is Tamatea Whakapau o Poutūterangi (11 March, 2022).

Kaiwhakahaere – Labour Coordinator (Te Puke)

The primary purpose of the Kaiwhakahaere is to support potential and current kaimahi in sustained and successful employment through coordination of Community outreach and Pastoral care initiatives.