General Maintenance/Handyman - Mt Algidus Station

Reference Number: 7321aa

Location: Darfield/Canterbury

  • High Country Life
  • Mount Algidus Iconic Station
  • Opportunity for a couple or an individual

Mount Algidus is an iconic station located in the Southern Alps, occupying the high country between two great rivers - the Rakaia & Wilberforce.  Mount Algidus, a 53,000-acre cattle station is very much a working station, supporting 2,000 head of Aberdeen Angus cattle and a flock of 2,000 Perendale Romney cross-breed sheep. Much hard work and investment has gone into this farming enterprise since the owners bought the land 16 years ago. 

In the 1940s Mount Algidus station was regarded as some of the wildest and roughest farming land in New Zealand and in 1963 was the inspiration for the bestselling book written by Mona Anderson, called ‘A River Rules My Life’.  The Wilberforce River in all its moods governed her life for 33 years and she went on to write The Good Logs of Algidus in 1965, Over the River in 1966 and The Wonderful World at My Doorstep in 1968.

Our live-in couple are moving on after two years of excellent service, so we require an experienced ‘general maintenance person’ who has an interest/knowledge of gardening and a part time housekeeper to replace them.  The new couple (or individual) will need to enjoy living on an isolated high-country station and will have excellent communication skills along with a good sense of humour.  These roles will provide essential support to the owner, ensuring the appearance of the house, lawn and beautiful garden are to a high standard.  You will also need to have an affinity for animals.  Single applications for a gardener/general maintenance person only are also welcomed. 

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 1 November 2020.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.

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