Growing opportunities in Golden Bay


Since 1999, we’ve been working in

partnership with local businesses,

Iwi and the people of Golden Bay to

introduce new open-water marine

farming areas in the region.


If the proposed marine farming area goes ahead,

a 20% share of our farm area will be gifted to The

Golden Bay Community Trust which MacLab and

others have established. This charitable trust was

established for the sole benefit of the Golden Bay

community and will primarily focus on support of

education, protecting the environment, public

health, the provision of recreational facilities, culture,

heritage and arts.


In addition to the revenue generated by the trust which

will flow into the community, the proposed farm will

positively contribute to Golden Bay’s sustainable

growth and provide more local jobs. More

widely it will strengthen New Zealand manufacturing

and processing industries, the national economy

and exports.

A new vessel

on the horizon


To complement our existing fishing fleet,

we’re working in collaboration with a leading

New Zealand boat building company to

create a brand-new fishing boat.


Measuring 32 metres long with the capacity

to harvest up to 70 tonnes of mussels a day,

this new vessel has been specially designed

to handle the challenging conditions of our

open water farms in Tasman and Golden Bay.

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.