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High Country Station Manager

  • 20 Minutes to Wanaka

Lake Hawea Station (LHS) is a stunning 6500ha property running up from the shores of Lake Hawea to 1500 metres at the top; it has both many years of history and many exciting years of opportunity ahead. The new owners are a New Zealand family unit with extensive brand building experience. They have a plan to grow the business through multi-enterprise options including hunting, mountain biking, farm development and by getting closer to the consumer with branded products in the name of value creation. 

There is a significant infrastructure upgrade project underway including Station Manager’s home, shedding, yards, Shepherds’ quarters, woolshed and farm machinery. High level farm presentation is critical and not negotiable; LHS is a brand of quality.

The station offers true balance through irrigated flats to high country tussock and has untapped potential of further land development on the easy country. There is a pivot covering 54ha and a further 8ha under K-Line irrigation. The winter crop this year is 24ha in dry land and 4ha under the pivot. The station has a Merino flock of approx. 7700 (3850 ewes, 3850 lambs, 60 rams) producing excellent 17.4-micron wool and 190 Hereford cows and their progeny complementing the system.

The owners are seeking a Station Manager who can demonstrate excellence in the fundamentals of high-country farming; the key pillar of this business. This is not a traditional Station Manager role as it will be suited to an individual with the courage and desire to challenge the normal and research the new. The platform is set to increase productivity, grow ecological enhancement, increase diversity and embrace further income streams through tourism options. Energy, tenacity and drive are pre-requisites whilst your core values will create alignment with the owners. This is an opportunity to be part of something very special.

Accommodation is by way of a local rented home whilst a new modern Manager’s home is being built on the property.  The station is very close to amenities with great local schools and a supportive community spirit. This is a truly exceptional opportunity to position yourself in a beautiful part of the world with people that will make a global difference creating LHS into an international brand of excellence.

Applications close 5pm Monday, 4th March 2019.

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8 Feb 2019

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Lake Hawea Station
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