Riversun currently has vacancies for:

  • Spray Technician / General Maintenance Person
  • Viticultural Technician

 See below for more information.


Spray Technician / General Maintenance Person

Do you have a passion for horticulture and enjoy working outdoors in any weather that Mother Nature might throw at you?

Riversun’s thriving potted plant nursery in Matawhero is looking for a technician with previous spraying experience, preferably with Growsafe, although training will be given.

You will be super safety conscious and reliable and have a great work ethic with high integrity. You won’t be shy when it comes to the paperwork and your passion for what you do will shine through alongside a ‘can-do’ attitude and flexibility to take on tasks as and when required.

A driver’s licence and the ability to drive a manual vehicle are required, with a forklift licence an added bonus.

Download the full job description at here and if this sounds like the job for you please email or post your CV and a cover letter to:

Riversun Nursery Ltd
PO Box 1199
Gisborne 4040
Email info@riversun.co.nz

Closing date for this role is 5.00pm on Friday 19th July.

Riversun Nursery operates a random drug and alcohol testing policy.


Viticultural Technician

  • Enhance your viticultural knowledge working with over 200 Grapevine clones and varieties and over 20 rootstock varieties
  • You will be a key member of our grapevine nursery team
  • Exciting opportunity to use and develop your technical and inter-personal skills

Over thirty five years of commitment to world class excellence has seen Riversun Nursery become the premium supplier of certified grafted grapevines to the thriving New Zealand wine industry.

We are seeking a talented, dynamic viticultural technician to join our successful source and field nursery team.

 The successful candidate will be able to clearly articulate and demonstrate;

  • A passion for sustainability, quality, accuracy and traceability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and computer skills
  • Ability to adhere to stringent procedures and operational timelines
  • Detailed work habits, record keeping and problem solving skills
  • Commitment to health and safety

With at least two years viticulture experience, the ideal candidate will hold a relevant tertiary qualification, be hard working and prepared to put in extra hours during the busy season and be either a New Zealand citizen, resident or have permission to work in New Zealand.

At Riversun we have learned a thing or two over the years.  Firstly, it’s never a perfect world!  Secondly, having a positive, can do attitude and an enquiring mind whilst treating fellow staff, our baby vines and grafting material with decency and respect counts for more than anything else.

If this exciting opportunity sounds like it might spin your wheels and you believe you have the requisite skills and qualities to spin ours, please download a job description here.

Applications, including a cover letter and CV can be emailed or posted to our Field Operations Manager, Rory Grant.

Riversun Nursery Ltd
PO Box 1199
Gisborne 4040
Email: rory@riversun.co.nz

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 16th August.



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