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Name: Katrina Thoma-Koch and Hernan Rios Vergara
My partner and I are hard workers, love the outdoors, and can improvise when necessary. We are fit, and like a challenge. We have good organisational skills, take pride in our work, have an eye for detail and take ownership of our responsibilities. We are always looking at ways to improve what we do, and are open to receive feedback.
I grew up in Golden Bay on a small scale beef farm which later branched out to organic horticulture and sheep. I was involved from the beginning with everything including tree-planting, fencing, spraying, orchard work and organic vegetable production and sales. I also introduced and managed a flock of Wiltshire sheep which have fitted well into the rotation.
My partner, Hernan, and I met in Chile while I was studying Development Studies and he was Studying Social Anthropology. After finishing those studies, he came to New Zealand where he has been now for 10 years. Following a tourism and mountaineering work-history in Chile, he has been working in various agricultural and farm jobs in New Zealand, including shearing and chainsaw work. We have two children, Antu, 1.5 years old, and Emilia, 5.5 years old, and are now ready to find a long-term position to get stuck into as a family. We are drug free and non-smokers. My passion is in organic agriculture, but we are looking for a starting point as a family, and would consider any job including station cook, gardener/grounds person.
Thank you for your consideration, feel free to request our C.Vs for more work experience and skills, or contact me for a chat.
Katrina and Hernan
Name: Juan Manuel Agüero
NZ Residency Status: Work Visa
Type of Work Sought:
Agricultural engineer, Argentinian, 28 years old.
Available to work since November 15.
Beginning of visa 05 of August.
International driver’s license.
Currently working in Hororata. Dairy farm. Rotary 2000 cows. Motorcycle and tractor driving. Detection of mastitis.
Knowing the organic production systems of agriculture or livestock in NZ is the reason that moved me to this country.
I have had different participations and visits to different organic production systems in Argentina and Latin America.
This year I did an internship at the National Institute of Agricultural Technology with an interdisciplinary group about research and extension in Agroecology, Environment and Production Systems https://giaasp.org/acerca-de/home/. Where we work with technicians and horticultural and livestock producers.
This resulted in my presentation as a scholarship to the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, widely recognized worldwide, on topics related to the subject.
My family lives in a family farm, where I have always worked with animals and agricultural implements. I also have experience working in conventional extensive crops in large producers and companies.
I have worked and volunteered in many fields and areas of the field in addition to having traveled and related to a great diversity of people. These experiences have given me a great capacity for adaptation, flexibility and communication.
Please contact me so that I can send you CV and references.
Name: Victoria Daghero
NZ Residency Status: Work Visa
Available for work from the end of October 2019
26 years old Argentinian Veterinarian, working in New Zealand since August.
I have been working on dairy farms, herringbone on the West Coast; and rotary in Darfield, where I am still working until the last days of October. I would love to work/ get to know some organic farms in New Zealand, to improve my knowledge in how organics works in your beautiful and organized country. If necessary I can provide my CV with all my experience working in Argentina, and phone numbers of my employeers in New Zealand. For further questions please contact me via e-mail.
Name: Jak Venter
NZ Residency Status: Permanent Resident
Type of Work Sought: Looking for any part time/contract work with any type of livestock, vegetable/grain/seed/fruit, operation/maintenance/repair of any type of farm machinery including tractors, all implements, all types of irrigation systems. Design, installation of cost effective fertigation systems for those wanting to use organic liquid or soluble plant nutrition or similar for garden to centre pivot application. Planning of nutrient and crop protection programs and application. Develop tailored scouting for any crops to suit your needs. Assist with navigation and implementation of any market compliance or certification. Assist with drawing up policies and procedures for your business especially if you employ staff. Assist with transition or optimisation of no-till cropping.
Relevant Experience: Currently enrolled in a holistic management course with the aim of becoming an educator and facilitator of regenerative practices. 17 years experience at senior management level, in horticulture and arable, including summer cut flowers, cut roses, table grapes, soya bean, wheat, barley, broccoli, mesculun, lettuce, oats cover crops, oat/pea silage, fodder beet.
Name: Tane Webster
NZ Residency Status: Citizen
Type of Work Sought: One-off jobs or fixed-term jobs. I would like to gain experience in all areas of farming.
Relevant Experience: I do not have any experience working on organic farms but I am currently studying Organic Farming at Lincoln University and also studying Beekeeping through Land Based Training.
Name: Kaori Yoshida
NZ Residency Status: Work Visa
Type of Work Sought: Hi, my name is Kaori, I am from Japan originally. I have studied Biodynamics at Taruna collage in Hastings in 2013 also breeding dung beetles since then. My ongoing passion is to improve soil health to create high diversity ecosystems to grow nutrient dense food for animals and local people. I live on a biodynamic farm in North of Auckland since 8 years and have been exposed to holistic livestock/plant management, and all aspects of community lifestyle.
I am always willing to learn and upskill, am calm and patient, pay attention to details, have an excellent management skill and self-motivated. I am a small person but I am a very hard worker! I am looking for a job in regenerative-approach-agricultural field to work with other people to learn more.
Relevant Experience: I have experiences in all aspects of non-conventional farming with milking cows, beef, sheep, chickens, making compost/fertilizer, breeding dung beetles, growing vegetables, fruit trees and enhancing soil life, all with low input. I am good at working either individually or in a team. I will be happy to go anywhere in NZ for interview.
Looking forward to the new beginning. Thank you!