AgriHQ Jobs
Home Contact us
» Auctioneer » Board Director
» Business Development Specialist » Farm Manager
» Shepherd

Stewart Island Southland Otago Canterbury Marlborough Fiordland West Coast Nelson Rangitikei / Wanganui Taranaki Central Plateau Waikato Auckland Manawatu Coromandel Bay of Plenty East Coast Hawkes Bay Wairarapa Wellington Northland

Job Details

Category: Farm Manager
Location: Wairarapa

Rural Directions

Farm Manager - Ongaha Enterprise Ltd

  • Located in South Wairarapa – 10 minutes west of Martinborough.
  • A high-profile farming business that will enable you to showcase your skills.
  • Be part of a well-developed system using the latest technology.

Ongaha Enterprise Ltd is an immaculately presented family-owned farming business, located 10 minutes west of Martinborough and 16km south of Greytown in South Wairarapa. The location of this property speaks for itself with numerous recreational activities on the doorstep and a quick 10-minute drive to Featherston to catch the train to Wellington.

The farm is a single historic block totalling 586ha (523ha effective). The business recently achieved NZFAP Plus and its strategy is executed day-to-day in line with balancing the Owner’s four priorities - production, profitability, efficiency, and fun. This high-profile property is meticulous, and the proud Owners open the gates to showcase and share their farm to the wider community, including visits from the likes of the Agriculture Minister, school and community groups and Beef and Lamb for trial purposes. This property is always visitor ready.

Visit Ongaha Enterprises Ltd’s Facebook page to view some great video’s -


Reporting to the Owners and Farm Overseer, the Farm Manager is responsible for the implementation of the farm business plan and sustainable operation of Ongaha Enterprise Ltd. The overall objective of this role is to carry out the key responsibilities, with the aim being to maximise Ongaha Enterprise Ltd’s company profitability with the emphasis on stock performance and farm productivity. The Farm Manager will be supported by an existing 2IC who is very capable and also goes above and beyond for the business.

There is an evolving business plan to which the Farm Manager will actively contribute. The current approach is to maximise the farm’s potential through a mixed stock trading and cropping enterprise. Ongaha embraces on-farm technology to drive production and efficiency; the appointee will need to be an experienced FarmIQ and FarmFocus user as a minimum.

The role also encompasses maintenance and continued improvement of farm infrastructure, plant condition and the management of people resources. Building on the team culture by ensuring all staff have a common sense of purpose, is a key function of this role, whilst at the same time building a positive marketplace perception of the business and ensuring it is always visitor ready.

To read in detail more about the position please visit –


The owners are looking for practical and experienced Farm Manager with a proven track record of animal performance and profitability to perform the functions of this role. The below are also key to success in this role:

  • Strategic business planning experience with 2-3 years proven farm management experience.
  • Sound animal husbandry and pasture management.
  • Accurate record keeping and a strong ability to utilise technologies – FarmIQ and Farm Focus are essential management tools.
  • High level of communication ability and ability to develop positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Be able to demonstrate business acumen, an investment mindset and clear aspirations for the future. The owners are not afraid to invest in new ideas and technology if the potential benefits are presented and explained well.
  • Highly organised and able to deal with multiple priorities with urgency and accuracy.
  • An open mind to leaning, career development and personal growth.
  • Strong focus on health, safety, and wellbeing.
  • General skills - tractor, irrigation, temporary electric fencing etc.
  • Capable team of 4 working dogs.
  • Competitive remuneration package, vehicle and phone as well as an incentive to reward performance.
  • Be part of a well-developed system using the latest technology for finishing stock to a high standard.
  • The opportunity to work and learn from an industry leading employer operating at the top of their game.
  • Desirable South Wairarapa location close to Martinborough and Greytown, and just over an hour from Wellington.
  • A high-profile farming business that will enable you to showcase your skills and build your personal brand.
  • Owners who will encourage active involvement in the community and discussion groups.
  • Manage a very well-resourced business for Owners who are open to new business propositions.
  • Accommodation is a very tidy, warm 3-bedroom home on-farm with attractive private gardens. Meets healthy home standards.

Applications close Sunday 19th May 2024
Only job seekers who have NZ working rights will be eligible for this role.

Date Posted: 2024-04-26


Filter jobs:
FarmersWeekly / AgriHQ

About Us

The team at Farmers Weekly, powered by AgriHQ is the leading provider of news, advice, and insight in the rural sector, we understand the importance of providing good information to farmers in helping them make good business decisions through print and online.
Farmers Weekly, owned by Dean and Cushla Williamson of AgriHQ is the trusted source for the farming community covering stories from the diverse sectors and regions that make up New Zealand's agricultural sector.
Our award winning experienced team of writers and editors have a solid history in both agriculture and business delivering timely news to the rural community of interest, which underpins everything we do and how we operate.