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Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park - 2IC

The Gibbs farm Sculpture park is 500-hectares set on the Kaipara Harbour. It is an open-air sculpture park, 47 kilometres north of Auckland’s CBD. It hosts the biggest collection of large-scale art installations in New Zealand. The park is world famous for the quality of its art and its beautiful settings. As we are not a Golf Club we don’t need early morning mowing. We mow around 300Ha as if it was fairways and top the rest with the topper mower in the paddocks.

We are looking for a 2IC to join the Turf division working with the Turf Manager to maintain the farm turf at a high standard. You will manage a team of mower and weed-eater operators. This position would suit a level 4 New Zealand Sports Turf Management qualification or higher.

The candidate will need:

·     Sound and proven Knowledge of Health and Safety and Hazardous Substances Legislation

·     Experience in turf construction and the re-grow in of new developments

·     Strong attention to detail with well-planned organisation skills and the ability to work autonomously

·     Ability to operate a wide range of machinery this includes Toro and John Deere

·     Approved handlers certificate

·     Good communication skills

·     Must be flexible with working hours when under time constraints

Weekend work will be required from time to time.

If you have any further enquiries about this position, please contact Aaron Brown on 027 2222130 or email your C.V with a cover letter no later than 22nd September 2017 to

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Wellington City Council - Sportsfield Technician

The Wellington City Council Sportsfields team is responsible for the management of all sportsfields facilities in Wellington providing high quality playing surfaces for the sporting and recreational community in the Wellington region.

The Sportsfield Technician is a multi-disciplined role that is primarily assigned to manage the maintenance of natural surfaces within Wellington City. The role will also be assigned to work in the areas of premier fields, artificial surfaces, and fine turf maintenance. The Sportsfields Technician will be part of the team responsible for the day to day maintenance and delivery of all operational aspects associated with Sportsfields.

Core elements of the role include the following:

High quality turf management

Premier grade cricket wicket preparation and maintenance

General sportsfields work

Preferably have Class 2 drivers licence incl. track, roller, wheels

Fertiliser and pesticide applications

Customer service excellence

To be considered for this role you will have proven experience, skill and knowledge of sports turf management. You will also have experience in plant use and maintenance with strong technical knowledge in turf, fertilizers, pest and weed identification and control. You will be qualified at Level 4 in Turf Management, have a high level of initiative, be motivated, take ownership and work both individually and as part of our team. You will also need to have a calm, friendly disposition and enjoy working with our customers providing exceptional customer service. Naturally you will have a 'can do' attitude.

Applicants must also be available for rostered weekend work.

Apply online now with your cover letter and CV or for more information contact Lawrence Orr, Team Manager Sportsfields, phone 04 803 8173 or email

Applications close Friday, 1 September 2017.

Applicants must be prepared to undergo a pre-employment health and drug screening if shortlisted.

To apply for this job, please go to our job site and enter the job code 14946GCS.

We're looking for people who share our passion for Wellington and have the same values that we do - to make our city an even better place to live and work.

Golf Course Construction Personnel Required for Royal Auckland Grange Golf Club Project

Puddicombe Golf is looking for experienced Golf Course Construction workers for the redevelopment of the Grange golf course in south Auckland. Immediate openings as well as October start dates for the right candidates available.

We are currently hiring for the following positions;

·      Project Management/2IC role

·      Drainage foreman and installers

·      Equipment Operators

·      Golf Course Shapers

·      General Positions

Please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to

GreenKeeper - Tauranga Golf Club

The Tauranga Golf Club is looking to employ a Greenkeeper to join our small team of dedicated Turf Specialists. The successful applicant will be reliable, hardworking, and have an eye for detail.

Our preference is to employ a fully qualified person, however, we will consider applications from people with relevant experience and the right attitude.

Ideally, you will have a good knowledge of turf management including:

·     Minimum Level 3 / Level 4 Turf Management

·     Experience with Golf machinery

·     Mechanical knowledge

·     Irrigation systems

·     Disease Identification

·     Chemical applications

This is a full-time position which includes regular weekend work on a 4 weekly rostered basis.
An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The Tauranga Golf Club is a progressive members club based in Greerton, Tauranga. With approximately 800 members, and 60,000 rounds per year, you will be working with a motivated team who work hard to achieve a high standard of presentation for our members and guests. If you are keen to join the team, apply now.

Written applications to:
Course Superintendent,
Tauranga Golf Club,

Golf Course Maintenance Team – Seasonal Qualified Greenkeeper

Remuera Golf Club (RGC) is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for a Fixed Term contract during summer (1 November 2017 – 31 March 2018) on our golf course maintenance team.

RGC is an 18-hole golf club situated within the eastern suburbs of Auckland.   The Club is home to 1500 members and the course attracts approximately 55,000 rounds per annum.  RGC is two thirds through a course redevelopment plan which includes the reconstruction of new greens and tees to modern day standards and design. This is in conjunction with other Club improvements which are all focused on RGC becoming the ‘golf club destination of choice’.  The Club has also recently become the first New Zealand golf club to achieve GEO Certification (Golf Environment Organisation) demonstrating our commitment to sustainability and the environment.

This is a unique opportunity to join our team and be part of one the most progressive and exciting golf clubs in New Zealand. 

Reporting to the Golf Course Superintendent we are seeking applicants for the following position:

·      1 × Qualified Greenkeeper (Fixed Term position, 1 November 2017 – 31 March 2018)

Roles and description is available upon request.

In the first instance please send us your CV and cover letter outlining your skills and experience to Spencer Cooper, Course Superintendent.

Closing date for applications 25 August 2017

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Recreational Services - Turf Manager

About us
Recreational Services are a family owned business which specialises in Sports Turf Management and have diversified into a professional full facility parks maintenance company, operating across New Zealand. We have 350 employees and are committed to a culture of health and safety, excellence and continuous improvement, whilst caring for our people, clients and communities. For more information about us, check out our website

About the role
We have a unique opportunity for a Turf Manager to join our Parks and Maintenance contract team based in Whangarei. Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for managing the Whangarei Sports Parks contract, including first-class Cobham Oval and Toll Stadium. You will be working closely with clients and key stakeholders to achieve quality outcomes on the ground, managing and maintaining the highest standards of playing surfaces and their surroundings, to meet contract specifications. A mechanical aptitude in the use of tractors and turf related equipment and the ability to be flexible in your availability throughout the year.

About you
This position will suit applicants with proven success in cricket and turf maintenance who hold a Level 4 New Zealand Sports Turf Management qualification or higher.

·     You will have effective communication skills to liaise with key stakeholders, clients and interest groups

·     Strong attention to detail with well-planned organisational skills and the ability to work autonomously

·     You will have experience with managing staff including trainees

·     Previous experience with variety of turf maintenance and renovation equipment, and managing transitional sports surfaces

·     A current full Drivers Licence

What we can offer you

·     To receive an annual tool allowance

·     Annual $300 wellness benefit

·     Competitive pay for performance salaries, that are reviewed annually

·     Potential opportunity for advancement in team and company

·     Potential opportunity for internal and external training

Recreational Services prides itself with our very special culture that is committed to professionalism, ownership, people and knowledge.

If this role sounds like you and you are looking for that next challenge then click apply, email your CV to

For any questions regarding this position, contact Christine 021 743 124.

Manawatu Golf Club - Golf Course Superintendent

The Manawatu Golf Club (MGC) is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the position of Golf Course Superintendent.

MGC is an 18-hole private members’ golf club situated in the suburb of Hokowhitu, Palmerston North.  The Club is home to 900 members and the course attracts approximately 40,000 rounds per annum.  MGC is midway through a course maintenance plan which includes the renovation of tees, maintenance of trees; this is in conjunction with other Club improvements which are all focused on MGC becoming the ‘golf club destination of choice.’

This is a unique opportunity to join the senior management team and be part of one the most prestigious and exciting golf clubs in New Zealand.

The Golf Course Superintendent will be responsible for all course maintenance, agronomic operations, budget control and personnel.

We are seeking applicants who are highly motivated with the following:

·     Strong leadership, communication and organisational skills

·     In depth knowledge of all aspects of agronomy and hold recognised turf diploma/certificate

·     Ability and experience to prepare surfaces to tournament/international standards

·     Experience in construction and grow-in of new developments

·     Budgetary Management

·     Sound and proven knowledge of health & safety, pesticide and hazardous substances legislation

·     Experience with managing a fleet of machinery and plant equipment

·     Experience with Toro irrigation management system or similar

·     Experience with the management of cool season grasses. 

·     A suitable remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please apply via email with a full CV and covering letter to:

A job description is available on request.


Apprentice Greenkeeper Wanted

Queenstown Golf Club has a position available for an apprentice greenkeeper. The successful applicant will need to a motivated individual with a strong work ethic and have a strong interest in golf. They will need to be willing to do the extra work needed to become qualified and develop their knowledge/career in becoming a Green Keeper.

Must be a NZ citizen or have a valid work permit as well as a clean drivers licence and transport.

Send applications, CV’s and any other information to


Whangaparaoa Golf Club Inc.

Course 2IC / Greenkeeper

We are offering a great opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic, self-motivated person to become our Course 2IC / GreenKeeper.

The Whangaparaoa Golf Club is situated 45 minutes north of Auckland City Centre on the beautiful Whangaparaoa Peninsula, the fantastic work of our small but dedicated team has seen significant improvement in the course in recent times and the club is keen to see this continue.

This hands-on role is perfect for someone looking to be given responsibility and a role in shaping the future of the course working in partnership with our Course Superintendant.

Golf Course Experience (preferred):

•     Expertise and experience in turf management

•     A good level of competence with irrigation systems

•     Ability to operate a wide range of green-keeping machinery and equipment

•     Approved handlers certificate

•     Level 3/4 certificate preferred

Applicants should have:

•     An ability to organise and supervise others as well as working alone

•     Have a keen eye for presentation and detail

•     Have good communication skills

•     Must be flexible with working hours and be able to work under time restraints / weekend work will be required

If you have any further enquiries about this position, please contact David Herbert outlining your previous experience and suitability for the role: email: tel: 09 424 5401 

Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary - Seasonal Greenkeepers

Taupo, New Zealand

Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary, situated midway between Auckland and Wellington in the beautiful Lake Taupo region, is currently looking for a number of Seasonal Greenkeepers to join the golf maintenance team in October2017. A wonderful opportunity for any turf professionals that are interested in working on a golf course which lies within a natural wildlife sanctuary.

Since opening in 1970 Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary has become one of New Zealand’s finest golf courses and lies on 180 hectares of natural rolling countryside. A 5.5km predator proof fence was constructed around the perimeter of the golf course to enhance the ecological habitats for wildlife. The pest proof environment has enabled flora and fauna to flourish and is home to many endangered species including the rare Takahe and Brown Kiwi.

Essentials required for these positions:

·     A comprehensive understanding of the game of golf.

·     Experience assisting crew members across all golf course operations and maintenance.

·     Ability to confidently operate full range of green keeping equipment.

·     A keen eye for detail.

·     Irrigation experience.

·     Willingness to work rostered weekends.

The position provides:

·     Competitive hourly rate.

·     Staff uniform and all safety equipment to complete tasks.

·     Onsite Training.

·     Employee discounts.

·     Playing privileges.

·     Cool season turf management.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Send covering letter and CV or for further information contact:


Second Hand Machinery - Aviation Golf Club Lease Expiring

We have a list of second hand Green keeping equipment for sale, some offered for immediate sale, balance offered for sale October.
Email for a detailed list.


Full-time positions have become available for qualified Greenkeepers here at Millbrook Resort, a 27-hole golf resort which currently co-hosts the NZ Open and has some exciting times ahead. We are looking for a hard-working, self-motivated person with a good range of all-round Greenkeeping skills. We are also looking for good seasonal greenkeepers for the coming season.

The successful applicants will need to have -

·     a Greenkeeping qualification

·     a good eye for detail and a passion for Greenkeeping

·     good initiative and work well as part of a large team

·     a willingness to work flexible hours as required

What we offer:

·     The chance to work at New Zealand’s leading lifestyle resort

·     The opportunity to be part of a team preparing the course for the NZ Open

·     Potential for the right person to be become involved with course construction

·     The ability to live and work in the amazing Queenstown area

·     Great list of employee benefits

·     The chance to join a fun loving and passionate team

Please contact James O’Malley, Golf Course Superintendent on james.o’

You must have a valid NZ Working Visa to apply.