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Team Leader Nga Puna Wai Park

At the Council, our love for our city inspires us as we constantly strive to make it an even a better place to live, work, and play. Situated on 32 hectares, the sizeable and impressive Ngā Puna Wai Sport Hub combines facilities for a number of sporting disciplines - including an athletics track, hockey turfs, and outdoor tennis courts and sports fields.

This brand new sports hub is the first of its kind in Christchurch, and as such we need a talented leader to ensure the development and maintenance of the sports turf at this premier facility.

You will provide leadership and day to day management of this small, dedicated team. Using your demonstrated experience in sports turf operations, in addition to leading your team, you will effectively and efficiently programme sports turf maintenance activities, have oversight of and contribute to renovation programmes and manage the preparation of sports fields for events.

Maybe you are currently a 2IC, and you are looking for your chance to step up and prove your capability. Whatever your situation, proven experience in the sports turf industry is critical, as you will bring not only the ability to lead your team but you will have the vision and planning ability to deliver the grounds on time for various sporting events in the calendar year.

We are looking for a passionate individual who will inspire their team to ensure our sports turf meets the diverse needs of the community we serve. You will promote a culture of continuous improvement; influencing change and encouraging your team to identify and develop ways to do things better.

This is a brand new role, which gives you the opportunity to be the face of the Council at Ngā Puna Wai, dealing with influential sporting club, regional or international demands. Enjoy the variety of dealing with different codes of turf with the freedom to work in the great outdoors.

Up for the challenge? Apply today!

To apply for this job, please go to our job site https://www.cccjobs.co.nz/home and enter the job code 13683NZGCSA.

Applications close on Monday, 1 October 2018.


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HEAD GROUNDSMAN AT AVONDALE COLLEGE

As one of the largest schools in the country, Avondale College's grounds must be presented to a level commensurate with that of a preeminent school. We are looking for a motivated Turf Manager or Horticulturalist to take full responsibility for the green space management of this prestigious school. As Head Groundsman, it will be your responsibility to maintain the school grounds to the highest standard. The salary will reflect qualifications and experience.

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will be responsible for all aspects of maintenance of the sports fields, cricket wicket, hard surfaces, lawns and gardens. You will liaise closely with the school’s property manager on day-to-day priorities; and will report to the General Manager at Turftech. You will have a good working relationship with other grounds managers within Turftech, making sure this pool of expertise is used to enhance your experience and the school’s environment. We are looking for someone who is prepared to put in the work required to present the grounds to a level a school of this calibre deserves.

YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

· Maintaining the gardens/hedges, lawns and pathways

· Maintenance and management of the live turf cricket wicket

· Sports field maintenance, including mowing, fertilizer and chemical applications, and disease recognition and treatment

· Presenting the live turf and artificial sports surfaces to a high level for sports fixtures

· Sports field line marking

· Co-ordinating seasonal renovations of the cricket wicket and sports fields with Turftech’s renovation team

· Working closely with the school’s management to ensure all grounds maintenance duties do not have a negative impact on school operations

· Management of your assistant groundsman

· Reporting on a regular basis to both the school’s and Turftech’s management teams

· Working within a set budget determined by the management teams concerned

TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL HAVE:

· A great attitude and work ethic

· A relevant horticultural qualification and/or suitable experience in managing green spaces

· Cricket wicket knowledge beneficial, however it’s not a necessity, as training and support will be provided

· A Growsafe certificate, or the ability and desire to add this qualification to your skill set

· Good written and verbal communication skills

· The ability to manage and be responsible for a budget

· Initiative and drive to do the best for the customer

TURFTECH AS AN EMPLOYER

Turftech prides itself on delivering a superior service for all its customers, and providing opportunities for its employees to grow and develop their skills in different areas of grounds management. Our employees can be found working at schools, on sports fields and golf courses, and major sports turf construction projects. The careers page on our website will give you an insight into working at Turftech. https://turftech.co.nz/careers/

Applications should be made to:

Aaron Hutton – General Manager

aaron@turftech.co.nz

021 702704


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Helensville Golf Club - 2IC - Full Time Position

Following the internal promotion of our 2IC to Course Superintendent, we have a vacancy to fill his position as 2IC, in what will be a new team at Helensville.

This is a salaried position with extra payments for weekend work.

Helensville is a Parkland Style 18 hole golf Club, with around 550 members, located 30 minutes from Auckland CDB.

We are looking for someone with at least 3 years turf experience, either qualified or in their final year of qualification who is looking to step up to the next level.
The ideal candidate should enjoy the dynamics of being part of a focused team, but also capable of self management, with a passion for the game of golf.

Information on the club is available on our website www.helensvillegolf.co.nz and applications should be made to:
Simon Askey
Course Superintendent
Email: helensville@golf.co.nz


Otumoetai Golf Club - Golf Course Superintendent Position

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Otumoetai Golf Club in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty is currently looking for an enthusiastic, confident, self motivated Superintendent for an immediate start.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to take this 9 hole golf course to the next level - Make your mark here at Otumoetai Golf Club. It is a sole charge position but you will join an exceptional management team who have set their sights on providing a “Boutique” City Course in the heart of Tauranga.

The successful applicant will work with the Club Manager, Course Committee and Board to identify, manage and present the course at its best....potential plus here!!!

Applicants should have:

· Great attitude

· Be punctual and have good planning and time management skills

· Have good communication skills

· Be able to work unsupervised

· Be keen to build and manage a volunteer crew

· Have mechanical expertise

Qualifications Required:

· Golf Course Superintendents Qualification

· Grow Safe & User Handler Certificate

· Health & Safety Knowledge

Benefits:

· Golf membership

· Opportunity to move to Head Position

· Fantastic Location

· Enthusiastic Team environment

· Friendly Members

· Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience

We welcome you to apply with your current CV to info@otumoetaigolf.co.nz


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Full Time Greenkeeper

Gulf Harbour Country Club, host of the 1998 World Cup and 2005/06 New Zealand Open are seeking two full-time positions to be filled by either labourers, 3rd year apprentice or qualified greenkeepers.

Gulf Harbour is located 25km north of Auckland on the picturesque Whangaparaoa Peninsula, the new owners and management team are set to initiate extensive redevelopments to the ocean side course and club house, to bring it back to its former world championship standard.

These include a range of course upgrades from drainage to irrigation to raise the profile of GHCC. This is on top of the recently procured, complete new fleet of course maintenance machinery and equipment. To join the exciting times at GHCC applicants require but not limited to the following key attributes:

· Good communication skills with other work colleagues

· Work well unsupervised but also as part of a large team

· Be reliable, have a conscientious attitude and be willing to learn

· Keen eye for detail and a passion for course presentation

· Willing to work flexible hours and rotational weekend work

· Be committed to furthering their career in the turf industry

· Have a valid driving license

· Be eligible to work in New Zealand

If you are looking for a new challenge, please apply by sending your CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the position, including salary expectations to carly@ghcc.co.nz The closing date for applicants is Friday 31st October 2018


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Assistant Superintendent - Waitemata Golf Club

Waitemata Golf Club based in Devonport, Auckland are seeking the services of an experienced/qualified greenkeeper to join our small team of 3.

The role is very hands on and would suit a hard-working, enthusiastic individual. The successful applicant will be working closely with the superintendent and will be involved in all aspects of course management and development. At times you will be overseeing the running of the course in the absence of the superintendent. You must be confident in your ability to make decisions, be reliable and a team player.

This is a full-time position and includes weekend work on a roster basis.

Further information can be obtained from Course Superintendent Denis Coleman on 0274481026.

If this sounds like you then please apply in writing to admin@waitematagolf.co.nz

Applications close on Friday 21st September.


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Royal Auckland and Grange Golf Club - Qualified Greenkeeper

The Royal Auckland and Grange Golf Club is one of the most exclusive private member golf clubs in Auckland, New Zealand.   We are currently looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Greenkeeper to join our golf course Agronomy dept as we embark on a very exciting journey of redevelopment with the Nicklaus Design Team.   Over the next three years’ our famous courses will be transformed into a world class 27 hole facility which will also include a brand new agronomy department and workshop.  In addition to this, a world class landscape architect company from the US has been commissioned to work in collaboration with the Nicklaus design to develop a landscape masterplan.  To this point, we are looking for an experienced and qualified Greenkeeper.

Established in 1894, the Club has a proud and long history and is excited about our upcoming construction phase.  We are looking for a positive individual who sets very high standards, is a team player, embraces change and will help mentor our Junior staff.

The successful candidate will poses a passion and understanding of turf management practices as well as a strong understanding of turf maintenance equipment and the following attributes: 

·       Minimum Level 4 Turf Management Qualification (or international equiv)

·       Excellent skills and attention to detail

·       Minimum 3 years golf course greenkeeping experience

·       Enjoys working outside, being part of a large team, excellent communication and a positive attitude!

A detailed job description is available by request.  An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Close Date Monday 1st October 2018.  Please contact Mark Hooker – mark@raggc.com – for more details on the role or to apply in writing. 


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Titirangi Golf Club – Assistant Greenkeeper

Titirangi Golf Club is situated in west Auckland and an opportunity has arisen to join our turf management team.  Titirangi is New Zealand’s only Alistair McKenzie designed golf course and is consistently ranked in the country's top 10 rated golf courses. The club is continually improving playing conditions through course development projects and course maintenance practices.

The role would suit a self-motivated individual that is interested and enthusiastic about turf management.  The successful applicant will have an understanding of the game of golf and be hardworking with attention to detail. There is scope in the position to progress into training towards turf management.

This is a fulltime hands-on role which includes weekend work on a roster basis to complete course maintenance.

Ideal Skill Criteria:

·      Must be comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions

·      Physically fit to carry out manual handling tasks

·      Previous golf course machinery experience preferred but not essential

·      Honest and reliable with good communication skills

·      Understanding of workplace health & safety requirements and reporting

·      A team player that works well with others and on their own

·      Applicants must be able to work in New Zealand

Remuneration will be based on skill level and experience.

Send applications including a covering letter and CV to: greenkeeper@titirangigolf.co.nz

Please note, only successful applications will be replied to.


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Titirangi Golf Club – Mechanic / Equipment Technician / Greenkeeper

Titirangi Golf Club is situated in west Auckland and an opportunity has arisen to join our turf management team.  Titirangi is New Zealand’s only Alistair McKenzie designed golf course and is consistently ranked in the country's top 10 rated golf courses. The club has a large modern fleet of machinery and equipment along with a regular capital equipment replacement schedule.

This is a newly created role and would suit an individual with an automotive background that is also looking for a change in being able to work outdoors as part of the position. The successful applicant will have experience and good understanding of petrol (primarily) and diesel engines. There is training available for specific tasks required by the position.

This is a fulltime hands-on role which includes weekend work on a roster basis to complete course maintenance.

On average 3 days per week will be a mechanic role with 2 days a greenkeeper role out on course.

Ideal Skill Criteria:

·      Servicing, repairs & routine maintenance of outdoor turf mowers & equipment and small to midsize tractors

·      Can do attitude with problem solving & fault finding initiative

·      Physically fit for manual handling required for the position and prepared to work outside in all weather conditions

·      Honest and reliable with good communication skills

·      Understanding of workplace health & safety requirements and reporting

·      A team player that works well with others and on their own

·      Applicants must be able to work in New Zealand

Remuneration will be based on skill level and experience.

Send applications including a covering letter and CV to: greenkeeper@titirangigolf.co.nz

Please note, only successful applications will be replied to.


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Pre-renovation sale including 18 greens

The Riverside Golf Club's Lochiel Course will be closing down for full renovation from 16 September 2018. This includes the course and the clubhouse.

For sale we have: (prices excl. GST)

·      18 greens - $1000 each

·      Rainbird Controller - by neg

·      50 Rainbird and Toro solenoids - $20 each (dig your own)

·      100 Rainbird Eagle 700 sprinklers - $40 each

·      Established Camellias - $50 each

·      12 Round tables - $80 each

·      100 chairs - $10 each

·      20 black folding director chairs - $10 each

·      Large whiteboard - $100

·      Sandwich cabinet - $150

·      Pie warmer - $150

·      Implement sheds - by neg

Plus lots more! If there's something in particular you're after, please email me and I'll see if we have it for sale.

Contact me for more details and photos

Kat Grinter
Admin Manager

Email: gm@riversidegolf.co.nz


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Akarana Golf Club - Qualified Greenkeepers Position

Akarana Golf Club has a position available for a qualified Greenkeeper, Akarana is one of the busiest and most central courses to Auckland city with a strong and positive club atmosphere. We are part of the Jennian Homes Charles Tour held annually in April.

The Greenkeeper will assist with all facets of turf management and course presentation the successful applicant ideally has their National Certificate in Sports Turf Management to Level 4 but not essential. Excellent communication and a positive attitude are key attributes; along with being reliable, passionate and a team player.

This position comes with membership to the club and a competitive salary.
Hours - 40 per week, plus occasional weekend work.

For more information please send your resume to Course Superintendent Stuart Baird at greenkeeper@akaranagolf.co.nz


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Assistant Superintendent – Pupuke Golf Club

An opportunity exists for a qualified green – keeper for this full time position. The duties and responsibilities include reporting to and working closely with the Course Superintendent.

The successful applicant will be a self starter, reliable and motivated with a flexible work ethic to meet the needs of the golf club and the course. Must be a team player with the skills to supervise and direct staff alongside of and in the absence of the Superintendent.

The following skills are essential:

1. Hold a relevant turf qualification

2. Able to use all course equipment safely

3. Grow safe and Approved Handlers certificates

4. Ability to detect disease, pests, weeds and dry patch and treat as required

5. irrigation system repairs and programming

Further information can be obtained from Course Superintendent, Mat Cheer, on 021520144.

Please send a detailed letter of application and your CV to gm@pupukegolf.co.nz or post to:

General Manager

Pupuke Golf Club

PO Box 31 295

Milford

Auckland



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Equipment for Sale

Surplus machinery is now available to purchase, clean, serviced and well maintained. We have the following equipment available:

·      2011 Toro Greenmaster 3150Q (approx. 1600 hours) $15,000.00

·      2009 Toro Greenmaster 3150 (approx. 2030 hours) $12,000.00

·      2009 Toro Flex 21 Walk Mowers (offers)

·      Transpro Trailer for walk mowers

·      Aluminium boxes fitted for golf carts

Contact: grant@puddicombegolf.com


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TIC GOLF PROJECTS - STAFF WANTED.. NOW

Golf Construction – Queenstown - Central Lakes

Experienced Golf Course / Turf Construction / Machine Operators

Due to an increasing forward work load TIC Projects is seeking applications for Irrigation, Drainage and Construction roles for projects in Queenstown and the Greater Central Lakes District from applicants with experience, or a strong desire to excel in Golf Course Construction.

We are predominantly a construction company so the main requirement is to be a specialist or have a background in, Irrigation installation, Drainage and Construction of Golf and Sports Turf facilities with a high emphasis on machine skills including Excavators, Bobcats, Dumpers, Dozers, Tractors and associated Construction and Finishing Equipment.

TIC is NZ’s longest established Golf and Sports Turf Construction company,  with some exciting major high profile projects on our books, ready to start, that will keep you busy for the foreseeable future while experiencing and enjoying living in Queenstown, NZ’s Outdoor Adventure Capital and Golfing mecca.

So If you want to work in a Creative Environment where Good Humour goes hand in hand with, Experience, Talent, Attention to Detail, Teamwork and Above Average Financial Reward then contact me in the first instance via; geoff@turf.co.nz  Or TXT 0274 444048


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Surplus Machinery for Sale

The Pines Golf Club (Whangarei) wishes to dispose of surplus equipment.

·      Lastec Rough Mower. Very good working condition. Approx 10 years old. Priced for quick sale. $3000 gst ex.

Offers considered. Contact Michael Gavin for further info. Ph 021786534. Email mikejg@xtra.co.nz