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Look to the future with Wharehine Group

Wharehine is one of the largest privately owned Civil Construction companies in the North Auckland Region.

The Wharehine Group is always looking for enthusiastic, motivated and energetic people to join our friendly, professional team.

We offer apprenticeships, scholarships and mentoring programmes, promote an equal opportunity workplace and provide long-term career and learning opportunities for our staff. 

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:


We require an experienced excavator operator to join our busy team based in Wellsford. You must hold a current license.


We require experienced and competent personnel to fit within our busy Civil and Quarry teams based at Matakana or Wellsford. A Class 2 Licence with WTR is preferable.


We are searching for an experienced STMS/ Labourer who is looking to progress their career. We want someone with your skillset to form an essential part of our Traffic Management Department.

- A positive attitude is first and foremost.

- Hold at minimum a class 1 drivers license/ class 2 is an advantage

- Valid STMS qualifications an advantage

- Experience in managing personnel, sites, schedules and sub-contractors

 For more information,  please contact Andrew Booth on

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We care about our people and our environment

Responsible sustainable construction begins with building from within the communities we live. Staff training is a major core objective for Wharehine and is regarded as a key facet of our operation, and every endeavor is made, from the initial employment onwards, to assess, and implement the training needs of all staff. We train staff to be industry leaders as shown by our staff holding university degrees to obtaining 5 years of NZ National & Regional Excavator Champion status.

Our programme includes:

• Having a comprehensive training and competency register which is reviewed every 6 months.

• Wharehine sets and implements a large training budget for an extensive training program each year, in its commitment to the industry and ensuring a safe and trained working environment.

• Signed Auckland Mayoral pledge for youth employment and training.

• We employ and sponsor youth and support them into tertiary studies to trade qualifications.

Wharehine work with the local Rodney College in Wellsford offering work experience to Year 12/13 Students who are curious about civil infrastructure and construction and want to be at the ground level learning different facets of the business. If students demonstrate a passion and hunger for this industry we have and continue to offer apprenticeship programmes with the company. We currently have three apprenticeships, each at different stages of their programme but working hard to push through. Our apprenticeships are not just in civil but also building and mechanical engineering and we support them with their online submissions, ensuring they are getting their practical and theory delivered on time with the online forum and any other questions/training required as they go.

We also celebrate with our apprentices once they become fully qualified in their trade, we believe it is important as a team culture to uplift mahi pai.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

We have noticed a huge increase in the importance of building awareness across the Construction industry when it comes to mental health and wellbeing. Wharehine believes in building workplace communities and increasing the capability of the workforce to look out for each other on site. We encourage the questioning of the stigma that currently surrounds the topic of suicide and mental illness within the construction industry across New Zealand. With the increasing demands on the construction sector to build more houses and infrastructure faster, our health and safety PR05-311b (Jan 16) Page 32 of 36 Sensitivity: General practices, culture and performance, must improve. At Wharehine we are taking the time to enhance our health and safety programmes to ensure the complacency of attitude towards mental health does not go unrecognised. Our Senior Leadership team continue to support and build on existing health and safety initiatives including the CHASNZ client leadership programme. The SLT will also ensure health and safety is considered throughout the lifecycle of all their projects, and support and promote the adoption of a mental health action plan within our organisation and encourage our project partners and consultants to do the same.



Putting the words into action

Supporting Local Trusts One of the trusts that Wharehine are proud to support is The Forest Bridge Trust. A key Programme that we have had the pleasure of being a part of is the Hubs Project. In 2018, the Trust created a new model for focusing our predator control and fencing activities, to better achieve our goal of a connected landscape. We searched for some local reserves that local people had identified as worth protecting. The Trust developed an approach to help these communities to grow their local precious places into ‘hubs’ of ecological protection. Dunn’s Bush (QEII land near Puhoi), Logue’s Bush (a DOC reserve in the Tomarata area) and a significant privately owned property in the Hoteo Gorge, Lake Rototoa (South Kaipara), Tamahunga, Te Arai Scenic Reserve and the Takatu Peninsula area are some of the hubs currently established. This map indicates The Forest Bridge Trust’s target area of interest from the West to the East across northern Rodney.

CUE Haven Trust Another trust that Wharehine have been heavily involved in is the Cue Haven Trust. CUE Haven is owned and managed by the CUE Haven Community & Management Trusts. The trustee and advisory boards include individuals who have diverse backgrounds and expertise in kaitiakitanga, environmental sciences, business, finance, IT, project management and community work. CUE Haven is the vision of Aucklanders Thomas & Mahrukh Stazyk, who bought the property in 2003 with the intention of building a retreat where individuals would come together to share ideas and learn from each other. However, concerned about the effect of grazing on the water quality and the lack of public native bush reserves in fast growing Auckland, they decided instead to restore the farm into a native nature reserve for the community to use and enjoy into perpetuity. Wharehine have been involved in planting and vegetation restoration, providing use of our plant and volunteering time of staff to come together and give outside of our 9-5 jobs, a rewarding project to be apart of protecting our local land for future generations of our tamariki. CUE Haven is a fantastic example of the amazing things that can be achieved when individuals, the public and private sectors all work together for the common good.

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