MacLab is proud to be a financial sponsor of the Golden Bay Whalery. There are few museums in New Zealand that have a whale skeleton on display, and the Golden Bay museum is exceptional due to its proximity to Farewell Spit, the country’s most significant whale stranding site.

The Whalery project was inspired by the vision of local resident Alan McLean who spent two years constructing the prime exhibit – a 4m pilot whale skeleton. A major undertaking was initiated by the Golden Bay community to raise the funds necessary to extend the museum to house the Whalery exhibition.

After 3 years of dedication and effort by the many volunteers and supporters the Whalery was opened in 2018.

This exhibition captures the significance of the marine environment to Golden Bay’s history, and is an embodiment of the spirit and collaboration of the local community.

Maclab has a long history of investment in Golden Bay as a mussel farmer and we are pleased to have contributed to a project that is aligned to our values of conducting a sustainable aquaculture business which respects the environment and supports the local community.

Following the success of this project, Maclab has made a further financial contribution to the museum to enable it to continue to record and share the history of the region.

Factory Work

Location: Nelson / Tasman

Job Type: Full Time

Duration: Permanent

Division: Factory

MacLab leads the way in the nutraceutical market. We use sustainable practices to farm mussels in the top of the South for processing into high value products at our modern factory in Tahunanui. Our culture provides a great place to work where our people are valued, work is enjoyable and rewarding. As we ramp up our operations, we are seeking enthusiastic people to join our team in our Nelson factory.

We’re Looking for People Who Are:

  • Keen to learn new skills;
  • Have a good level of physical fitness;
  • Reliable with good work ethics;
  • Team players with a positive attitude;
  • NZ resident or have a valid NZ work visa;


We operate 24/7 with 3 shifts per day and offer flexibility around days and hours worked. Both permanent / fixed term and full-time / part-time positions are available.

Why Work for Us?

  • Attractive remuneration;
  • Great working conditions with a focus on health and safety;
  • Excellent on-going training provided;
  • Variety of work within a friendly team;
  • Excellent career opportunity.


If you are keen to be a valued team member of a successful company, please submit your application online or email to with Factory Work as a reference.