Plant Careers

NZPPI Plant Imports meeting


Join us for an hour to discuss the new Plant Germplasm Import Council Strategy and what it means for plant imports - 7 April at 10:30am

Ōtaki SHED Meeting


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


Leading High Performing Team Workshop
22 Mar 2022
MPI and About Life Ltd are delighted to present a leadership development opportunity for those working in plant production.

Local gin made from local juniper berries: Massey researchers making it happen
27 Apr 2022
Massey University researchers are looking to develop a local juniper berry industry to meet growing demand from the food and beverage sector.

Media Release: Nursery grower's green shots for industry
29 Mar 2022
Primary ITO’s PiPI (Pathways into Primary Industries) is at a pilot stage where career-ready people can connect to business owners to help them launch into a career.

Online Webinar - Building Biosecurity Capability
22 Mar 2022
Regsiter now for a free online webinar around building biosecurity capability.

Stuff Article - For the love of Houseplants: the rise and fall of indoor plant trends and prices
03 Mar 2022
With the rise in demand for houseplants there is the questions of influential factors such as, social media, the pandemic and lockdowns, a shift in lifestyle, as well as mental health linking to this rise.

Young Achiever of the Year competition is back and bigger than ever before
27 Apr 2022
Is one of your team members the plant production industry’s next Young Achiever? Give your emerging leaders the chance to represent the plant production industry in the 2022 Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition and boost their growing career.


Ambrosia Nurseries - Plant Nursery Worker, Production and Dispatch
24 May 2022
Ambrosia Nurseries is one of New Zealand's leading plant growers. We are looking for a person to join our production and dispatch team.

Annton Nursery Ltd - Nursery Production Position
16 May 2022
Do you love the outdoors, working with plants and horticulture? Like a mix of indoors and outdoors work. Enjoy a fast paced energetic work place working with a friendly team?

Ardmore Nurseries - Production Nursery Person
16 May 2022
Looking for a horticultural job that's varied, outdoors, great team culture and leaves your weekends free? This is the job for you!

Auckland Council - Horticulturist
16 May 2022
Auckland Council's Botanic Gardens has over 10,000 plants displayed across 64-hectares nestled right in the heart of Manurewa It is a place of inspiration and "Where Ideas Grow", attracting over 1 million visitors each year.

Kings Plant Barn - Nursery Assistant
24 May 2022
Kings Plant Barn is proud to be Auckland's leading garden centre group, with eight branches (and growing) in convenient locations, all with a focus on providing the best quality plants, along with friendly and knowledgeable advice.

Kiwiflora Nurseries - Head of Tree Production Unit
16 May 2022
Kiwiflora Nurseries (2019) Ltd propagate and grow a comprehensive range of trees and shrubs for the Wholesale and Retail sector nationwide.

Leacroft Nurseries - Plant Nursery Worker
16 May 2022
Leacroft Nurseries is Wellington's leading wholesale/retail production plant nursery situated in Pauatahanui, near Porirua.

Southern Woods - Plant Centre Sales Assistant (Fixed Term)
27 Apr 2022
If you have retail experience, a love of gardening and a customer-focused attitude, we are looking need you!

Trents Nursery - Production Supervisor
16 May 2022
Trents Nursery is a leading wholesale plant nursery located in Prebbleton, Christchurch, supplying perennials and Flower Carpet Roses to garden centres nationwide.

Twining Valley Nurseries - Nursery Operations Manager
27 Apr 2022
Twining Valley Nurseries is located in the foothills of the Hunua ranges, and is ideally situated within the Auckland - Hamilton - Tauranga golden triangle.

Van Lier Nurseries - Plant Sales & Administration
16 May 2022
Van Lier Nurseries is a family-owned business that grows commercial cut flowers and indoor pot plants.

Van Lier Nurseries Ltd - Entry Level Nursery Worker
16 May 2022
We are Van Lier Nurseries, New Zealand's largest grower of cut flowers, 100% family-owned and operated.

Waimea Nurseries - Plant Tissue Culture Assistant
16 May 2022
Waimea Plant Laboratories (WPL) is a division of the Waimea Group (Waimea Nurseries) with an aim to be the leading Tissue Culture laboratory in New Zealand.

Zealandia Horticulture - Nursery Worker
24 May 2022
Zealandia Horticulture is a leading Horticultural company with locations in Christchurch and Auckland.

Zealandia Horticulture - Seeding Line Machine Operator
16 May 2022
We’re all about growing amazing, strong plants. Will you join us?

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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