• *$13/day Dinner: Served hot at 6pm on work days 

  • Free Cooked Breakfast - Mon | Wed | Fri

  • Free Continental Breakfast - Tue | Thus | Sat | Sun

*working days only

Accommodation = $17/day
We have excellent accommodation options at both of our bases. Most common type is dorm room style bunks but we'll try to give couples their own room with a double bed! We also have kitchen facilities to cook in and common spaces to hang out. 

  • Grinding Facilities Onsite
    Both bases have grinding rooms for free use by staff.


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

 prices valid until 1 October 2020


We run efficient crews and shear big weeks

Charlie & Blousie put a lot of effort into running efficient crews which means Mackshearing is able to offer the most consistent work/hours for shearing in the North Island. Fact. Racking up plenty of hours is easy to do here. We also start early so we can all knock off early and relax in the arvo!

2020 Pay Rates

Click here - Shearing Pay rate table 

  • Shearers $2.09 per ewe + Public Holidays

  • Shed Hands = $19-24/hr + Public Holidays

         prices valid until 1 October 2020

Public Holidays

Most people are entitled to public holidays.

Click here for more info (Employment NZ website)

Weekly Pay Cycle (Mon-Sun)

  • Tues = Draft Payslip for prev. Mon-Sun

  • Wed = Final Payslip, paid tonight

  • Thurs = Money in your account

How to read you payslip

Most people are entitled to public holidays.

Click here for more info (Employment NZ website)


We'll pick you up from Auckland Airport!

At Mack we're family, and family picks family up from the airport! If you're flying in from overseas give Charlie a call on +64272511111 or hit us up on Facebook Messenger. ​One of our leaders will come and pick you up from Auckland Airport for the 3.5hr drive to Taumaranui.

Give us 1 weeks notice or you might need to get the bus!


Annual Staff Training courses

1. Learner Course = mid-October 2020

2. Novice & Experienced Course = late-Nov 2020

We train all skill levels of shearers, woolhandlers and pressers. 

Ongoing In-Shed Training

In shed training will be happening again during Mainshear (Dec through Feb). Craig Crawshaw is back again this year to lead and will be helped by a couple of our own Leaders.


Hear from Logan


Everyone needs to sign:

Contract & Payroll Pack

Standard Employment Terms - click here
Permanent Staff Terms - click here
Fixed-Term Staff Terms - click here
  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 only help shearers​ 

    • If Shearer = Skills Shortage Visa​

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

Call Charlie 027 251 1111
Taumarunui Base (HQ)
Taihape Base