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We are renowned for providing quality guided and independent adventure experiences in the Marlborough Sounds. Our trips appeal to the younger more adventurous backpackers though to the mature aged traveller -all looking for a fun social adventure in this magnificent part of New Zealand. 

We are looking for guides that fit the following criteria:
• Sociable
• Excellent customer service skills
• High level of professionalism
• Flexibility with work hours and daily duties
• Confident to lead large and small groups of all ages.
• Punctual & Reliable

We are looking for temporary guides to supplement our current team over a busy period when we have a substantial program running activities for visiting school groups. 
The work will have strong sea kayak focus but we will also need our guides to be competent mountain bikers and happy to turn their hand to a variety of activities. 
We have a number of guiding positions available for 4 weeks over March 2018.

Candidates must have:
  • Previous sea kayaking experience (kayak qualification preferred but not essential)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Full Drivers License (with a P Endorsement preferred)


If you enjoy working as part of a small team with a high customer focus level in a fun filled ever-changing work environment then please send your CV.

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

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Hop work in Motueka

When looking for work in Motueka, there are a lot of options to choose from. Depending on when you arrive you can find a job in the orchards around the town center. They are plenty.

The orchards grow kiwifruit, apples, cherries, blueberries and other crops that provide work from end of winter until the late autumn months.


From the end of September until half of November I worked for Mac hops. I did mainly propagation work and some planting. Lucky for me because the spring was very wet and propagation happens inside. Which meant that during rainy days I could still work. Every day we would start at 7.30 am.  Hop stems would be cut up and dipped in a rooting hormone. Then the individual stems would be planted into individual pots and cared for in the greenhouse. Those little plants, in 2 – 3 years, would then be planted out on the field. Whenever an old plant had died or did not produce enough buds, they would get replaced.

We worked with 10 people propagating and another 15 people outside, training.

During 2 weeks, in the afternoon only, half of the team would be thinning on the farms small block of kiwifruit. This was also paid hourly. There was never a day you would be bored on the job because in one day you could expect to do 3 different things.

Mac hops is a family owned farm that has been growing hops for 2 generations now.

Owners Brent and Owen share the management of the farm. Never have I met such a hard-working duo. You often find them in the shed when you arrive at 7.30 am and they will stay late to work long after you have gone. Which is understandable since the farm has just expanded with a new plot in Mapua.

Brent and Owen grow hops for Mac’s New Zealand brewery, famous for its craft beers. One of them the Hoprocker. The biggest workloads on the farm are during the spring and late summer. In October, the hops need to be trained, which is contract work. You can expect the training period to last at least 3 weeks. I did propagation which is paid $16 per hour + %8 vacation pay. Another job is planting which is also paid hourly. Then the harvest happens around the end of March. You can expect to do different jobs since there are many other tasks on the farm. For example, weeding the glass house, potting plants and sweeping the shed. 

There is staff accommodation available. For $100 per week you get a room with a shared kitchen and bathroom. If you plan to camp, it costs only $50.

Mac hops

91 Poole street


South Island

Google maps:,+Motueka+7120/@-41.1078352,172.9972745,18z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x6d3b8729db2a0919:0xcd738be9b12e01bf!8m2!3d-41.1079444!4d173.0003805?hl=nl 

Kind regards,

Jozefien Nuyttens,
snowboard and ski instructor


"follow your heart but take your brain with you." Alfred Adler

by Jozefien Nuyttens
16/05/2017 9:31:33 p.m.

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Hop work in Motueka