Inside Info: Nelmac Kumanu

At Nelmac Kūmānu, we are committed to working with our communities to protect, renew and enhance our environment to ensure legacy for future generations. We have over 300 staff, working across 11 different locations across the top of the South Island in a wide range of positions providing varied and rewarding careers.

If you love the outdoors and have a genuine passion for the environment, working with Nelmac Kūmānu provides a great opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge whilst doing something you love. You will need to be physically fit and capable of working outside in all weather conditions.

Nelmac has five divisions:
• Water
• Recreation
• Kūmānu (Conservation)
• Commercial Projects
• Corporate Services

Take a look at our recruitment videos to see the types of work we do:


Nelmac can offer you:

• Fantastic training and development opportunities
• Great work life balance
• Appropriate tools and safety gear
• Small, high functioning, experienced teams with a close-knit feel
• Practical, valued work which has far reaching benefits for the whole of the Nelson Tasman region
• Excellent staff discount scheme with local businesses

We have apprentice and trainee level roles in many of our divisions. Kūmānu offers a number of places each year on their 12-month training programme for Trainee Conservation Rangers and Recreation has launched an Amenity Horticulture Apprenticeship Scheme.

We are always looking for talented people who share our values of respect, responsibility and environmental guardianship.

Visit Careers – Nelmac for more information and current vacancies.

If you have any questions about working at Nelmac, please email our Recruitment Specialist at

Nelmac is also a Youth Employment Success employer – check out their video HERE and take advantage of the opportunities on offer such as business walkthrough, CV review and mock interview.