Remembering Bill Broadbent

Boat in sea
We are sad to announce the peaceful passing of Bill Broadbent on 5 August 2022 at the age of 86. Bill, together with his brother Jim, founded Maclab in 1973. Bill had a particularly strong interest in Maclab’s production and processes and oversaw our operations for many years. A lot of growth occurred during his tenure, including the relocation of the factory from Auckland to Picton, and finally to Nelson where Maclab has continued to evolve into the thriving business it is today.

Maclab owes its incredible success to the forward-thinking and strong leadership provided by Bill and Jim. Bill’s legacy at Maclab is continued by his son Andrew who is Maclab’s Managing Director.

Our thoughts are with the Broadbent family at this sad time.

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.