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Growing great orchards

Southern Cross Horticulture is a family-owned operation that has been planting, growing and exporting kiwifruit for more than 40 years.

Today, they are one of New Zealand’s largest and most successful orchard developers and growers of SunGold kiwifruit.

“Through living our company values, we strive to create the world’s best orchards,” says general manager people and culture Lee Du Preez.

“This enables us to fulfil our purpose of enhancing the lives of our team, customers, shareholders and community.”

Core values that underpin everything the team at Southern Cross Horticulture do are excellence, integrity, teamwork, relationships and attitude.

“At Southern Cross Horticulture, we believe that when we do the right thing and we do things right, we build the foundation for a fruitful partnership for everyone,” adds Lee.

The SCH team comprises of more than 230 people who are leading experts in their specialist fields and work cohesively to deliver high performing orchard assets spread predominantly between the Tauranga and Whakatāne regions.

They are passionate about growing future leaders and invest in their people’s personal and professional growth.

At Southern Cross Horticulture, they’re always looking for talented people to help achieve their mission to create the world's best kiwifruit orchards and get nutritious kiwifruit to families everywhere.

“If you're not afraid to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in, and you like the sound of our values and culture, we have roles opening all the time that may suit you,” says Lee.

“Tell us about your strengths, abilities and experience in your application and we can make contact if the right role comes up.”

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