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?
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.
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
Cross the Tongariro
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
World class exploration.
SkyDive Middle Earth
World class experience.
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.
New Years Eve in Taupo
Foreign Family Xmas Dinner
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
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
This is your plan of attack:
Apply online with Immigration NZ
If 1st time in NZ = Working Holiday Visa
If returning = Seasonal Worker Visa
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