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EARN & EXPLORE

Do you want to experience New Zealand while you earn? 

Being a Shearer at Mackshearing is the perfect way to earn big dollars while getting the opportunity to explore beautiful New Zealand. If you have shearing experience then you're who we are looking for!

New Zealand's main shear compliments the Northern Hemisphere perfectly as it's during our Summer from November – April. The perfect time to experience New Zealand, get away from Winter. 

WHY NEW ZEALAND?

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Few spots in the world rival New Zealand for spectacular natural beauty, peace and quiet, and unique adventures. Beyond the country's serene landscapes, though, you'll find delicious dining and friendly folks.

 

We're based in central North Island in Taumarunui and Taihape, so a great location to be based for exploring all that New Zealand has to offer.  

Check out below some of the amazing experiences you'll have close by as a Shearer at MackShearing. 

EPIC ADVENTURES

All these adventures are right here in our own back yard.

Work hard for a stint, and then use our bases as a travel hub to get to all these amazing places on your days off!

Mack's Hit List
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Cross the Tongariro
Climb Mordor

Best trail hike in New Zealand

Paddle the Whanganui

The soul of the Whanganui River

NOT TO BE MISSED

Reflect at the Tarns

Pouakai Crossing - 2 days

Surf at Raglan beach

Best surf beach in New Zealand

Kayak to the Carvings

Discover lake Taupo

Hobbiton Movie Set

World famous movie set

DeBretts Hot Springs
Tokaanu Thermal Pools

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

Forgotten World

World class exploration.

SkyDive Middle Earth
Waitomo Caves

World class experience.

WHY MACKSHEARING

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At Mackshearing we look after you! What's important to us, is that you think we are the best place to work.

 

Here are just some of the things you can expect from us: 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – We're known for our high quality of food & nutrition to staff.

Accommodation – We have outstanding accommodation in both Taumarunui & Taihape.

Remuneration – We pay fairly and above NZSCA standard rates.

Travel – We transport you to and from work free of charge in our well-maintained fleet of vans.

Safety First – We look after our crew so everyone goes home safe.

Training – We train our teams all year round.

When you arrive we'll pick you up from Auckland Airport! At Mack we're family, and family picks family up from the airport.

MACKSHEARING TRADITIONS

New Years Eve in Taupo
Foreign Family Xmas Dinner
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New Years always an awesome night in Taupo. 

This is where a lot of the North Island shearers and shedstaff come together to celebrate the new year. Not to be missed!

Homesick? Not here ya' not!

We've been hosting Xmas for our foreign family for a few years now. We put on a spread in Taihape for all our foreign staff, mates welcome.

Just give Charlie a call on 0272511111

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GET IN TOUCH

If this sounds like the right fit for you or if you have any questions, reach out to Charlie today.

  • Call or Message Charlie on +64 27 251 1111

APPLY FOR A VISA

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This is your plan of attack:

  1. Apply online with Immigration NZ

    • If 1st time in NZ = Working Holiday Visa​

    • If returning = Seasonal Worker Visa

  2. If this fails, we can help Shearers​ only

    • If Shearer = Skills Shortage Visa​

    • If Other = Need to talk to Immigration NZ again or an Immigration consultant

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