'In partnership with customers and suppliers, Midlands takes pride in providing quality products and services derived from the arable industry'

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Midlands Holdings Limited
393-405 West Street
P.O. Box 65
New Zealand

Phone: (03) 308 1265
Fax: (03) 308 1266

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Our Values

  • Innovation

    We are committed to lead in the industry sectors we are involved in.

  • Integrity and Quality

    We maintain and respect maximum integrity, ethics and quality for our stakeholders, individuals and the environment.

  • Our people

    We value our people as individuals and encourage them to challenge themselves to perform to their capacity for mutual success.

  • Customers

    We respect and care for our customers, working in partnership to satisfy their needs and to give them the best possible value & outcomes.

  • Suppliers

    We see our suppliers, especially our farmer suppliers, as being in partnership with us. Their success is our success.

Current Vacancies

We are currently seeking applicants for the following positions.

Midlands Apiaries Limited

Intermediate/Senior Bee Keeper

Midlands Apiaries Limited, is one of the largest South Island beekeeping businesses operating hives for honey production and seed crop pollination predominantly in the Mid Canterbury region.

Our soon to be built state of the art honey shed, along with our all new fleet of trucks and equipment, provides our business with the most up to date technology.

Based in Ashburton we are looking for an intermediate to senior beekeeper with at least 5 years experience working with bees.

The successful applicant would be a person that:

  • Has a minimum of 5 years experience working with bees.
  • Has a high work ethic.
  • Enjoys working outdoors.
  • Isn't scared of a bit of old fashion hard work.
  • Is practical.
  • Is prepared to listen and learn.
  • Has the ability to work flexible hours.
  • Enjoys being part of an efficient team.


As well as the above it would be an advantage if you: 

  • Have carpentry skills for building and repairing hive boxes.
  • Have a Class 2 license.

For further Job Description please click here.

This role is full time and we provide leading industry pay rates.

Applicants for this position must have New Zealand residency or a valid New Zealand work permit prior to commencing work.

For further information about this role, please contact John Dargue (Field Operations Manager) during business hours on 027 839 5390.

To apply in strict confidence email your cover letter and CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or write to Midlands Apiaries Limited, PO Box 65, Ashburton 7740, Attention: John Dargue.


Brand Manager and Marketing Administration

Oil Seed Extractions 

Oil Seed Extractions (OSE) is an Ashburton based company who develop, produce and supply high quality speciality seed oils to the global food, skincare and health product sectors (www.seedoils.co.nz), and is a subsidiary of the Midlands group of companies.

We are currently recruiting for a full time Brand Manager and Marketing Administrator, to cover a maternity leave position. This placement will be for a period of 15 months.

The main responsibilities of this role will be to deliver the sales and marketing strategies of our two retail finished product brands (new hemisphere and omeganz). This role will include tasks such as the maintenance of product stocks, collation of marketing and support materials, processing of orders, and working within the OSE team to provide exceptional service and support to our customers. A key focus will be developing and maintaining customer relationships within New Zealand, as well as within selected offshore markets.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for the cohesive creation and management of international marketing materials, including website and social media, for the Midlands group of companies.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience;

  • Marketing and sales experience within the Food and Beverage industry
  • An eye for detail and the ability to work to deadlines.
  • A professional outlook, with a friendly phone manner and the ability to think quickly when under pressure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with social media and online marketing as well as traditional marketing practices
  • The ability to adapt to software requirements and operating systems. A sound knowledge of software’s such as Farcry and Excel, are preferred but not essential.
  • Ability to work well autonomously on your own tasks but also contribute to a team environment, in order to help in busy periods within other parts of our business.

To view further Job Description, please enquire to Lyn by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To apply please send your cover letter along with current CV to the following address, to reach us by Friday 3rd July 2015.

Brand Manager Position: Oil Seed Extractions, PO Box 65, Ashburton

Or email to:- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it