Plant Careers

Otaki SHED Meeting


*Postponed* Our next SHED meeting will be held at Strik's Nursery in Otaki. This is postponed until COVID Alert Level 1. We will be exploring the theme of 'Sustainable Energy Solutions for Greenhouses'.


Dani McBride calls for more women to get into plant production
05 Nov 2021
“It would be great to see more women in leadership roles. This sector is so diverse and offers such a wide variety of career options."

DIY Plantman: telling the story of garden to plate
29 Nov 2021
“I loved working in the nursery and I love my current role. I’d encourage young people to look closely at horticulture as a career. It’s so rewarding.”

Introducing you to Plant Careers
07 Sep 2021
Plant Careers is NZ Plant Producers movement to promote plant production and inspire people in Aotearoa New Zealand to pursue a career working with plants.

Spotlight on careers at Waimea Nurseries
22 Oct 2021
For 30 years Waimea Nurseries near Nelson has supplied fruit, nut, and deciduous ornamental trees to garden retailers. Here we hear from three staff members about their experiences of working within the nursery.


Nga Rakau Nurseries Ltd - Nursery Production Personnel
30 Nov 2021
Nga Rakau Nurseries is a specialized and automated cell production seedling nursery.

Rainbow Park Nurseries Ltd - Tree Nursery Worker
30 Nov 2021
Rainbow Park Nurseries, one of the largest wholesale nurseries in the country is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their friendly team in South Auckland.

Treeline Native Nursery - Plant Nursery Worker (Summer Role)
30 Nov 2021
Multiple nursery roles available for Summer season only.

Grow the Plants that grow NZ

Step foot into Aotearoa's plant production industry and get inspired to pursue a career in plants. Whether it be food production, fruit and vine, forestry, retail, landscape, or native plant production, the industry has diversity, opportunities, and an inspiring message.

The range of work we do within the plant production industry requires a wide range of collective skills at multiple levels


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