2019 Vintage Harvest Positions 170 views1 application

Leaderbrand Produce is one of New Zealand’s largest and most diverse horticultural businesses.  A significant part of this is our vineyard and subsequent wine production; based in Gisborne, the operation covers 240ha of Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer vines.

We require gondola drivers and a machine harvester operator for our 2019 Gisborne harvest.  Harvest is estimated to begin on the 21th February 2019 and finish around the 20th March.  Gondola drivers must have some tractor driving experience and the harvester operator must have experience driving a grape harvester.

This is an ideal position for vineyard operators working further south wanting to experience a Gisborne vintage before the rest of the country kicks into harvest mode.  Help will be provided with accommodation.

If you have the skills required, are willing to work long hours and want to experience what Gisborne and Leaderbrand Produce has to offer then we want to hear from you

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Company Information
  • Type Growers
  • First Name Gordon
  • Last Name McPhail
  • Crop types grown
    Crop type #1: Broccoli + Lettuce + Salad Leaf
  • Crop size #1: 1000ha
  • Crop type #2: Squash + Sweetcorn
  • Crop size #2: 1700ha
  • Crop type #3: Grapes
  • Crop size #3: 210ha
  • Business Age (years) 43
  • Planned Business Growth Ever forward thinking, LeaderBrand strives to be the best at what we do, in every aspect of our business. This mean investing in our people, plant, property and processes. Our continued growth creates exciting opportunities for our existing staff and also leads to new roles and opportunities for fresh ideas and expertise to join the team. Having more than doubled our salad program in the last 12 months, we are consistently seeking opportunities to expand across our growing regions. Our new salad processing plant was commissioned in 2017 and is one of the largest and most sophisticated factories of it's kind in the Southern Hemisphere. We are proud to be at the front of technology and development in our industry. And our crop management office boasts a team of highly experienced Agronomists from around the world, who are currently looking at other potential crop growing regions across New Zealand for development opportunities. It is our vision for this kind of diversification that cements our position in the industry and helps us to guarantee supply to our customers.
  • How many of the following staff do you employ annually?
    Full-Time: 300
  • Seasonal: 250
  • Are you willing to engage with support agencies? Yes