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Kelvin Mansfield

Manager
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It’s safe to say Kelvin has a solid grounding in North Otago’s pastures, farm, merchandise, and the grain and seed industry. Starting out his working life on the shop floor of Farmlands back in 1993, Kelvin quickly moved up the company career ladder. 

From a technical field role in Central Otago to a manager of Farmland’s Alexandra branch, Kelvin was still keen to step it up. So he took on the Otago Regional role for CRT for five years before returning to a branch manager role in Kurow and eventually with us here in Oamaru. 

Focussed on managing an independent company and team, Kelvin’s number one goal today is to add value to our clients.

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Gerard Dawson

Assistant Manager
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Part of North Otago Pastoral Services since its formation back in 1991, Gerard manages the day-to-day running of our store. He also takes care of all our merchandise orders and administers our grain contracts. 

With an extensive career in the agricultural industry, Gerard has worked in various grain and seed roles since 1976 for companies including North Otago Farmers Co-operative, Hodder and Tolley Ltd, and Elders Pastoral Ltd where he met and worked with Barry Compton, the co-founder of North Otago Pastoral Services.

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Matthew Paton

Senior Agronomist/Key Account Manager
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Part of the team since 2007, Matthew started out as one of our shop assistants before he became an agronomist in 2011. Now specialising in all aspects of forage agronomy, Matthew goes out on farm visits to identify issues in pasture, forage and crop systems for our clients. He then advises them on the best holistic solutions and responses, and helps source and implement these so they can get a higher return from their land.

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Nick Walters

Agronomist
027 244 4057


Having worked as a technical field rep within the arable sector since 2002, Nick partners with a broad range of our dairy, sheep and beef clients. Specialising in arable production crops, including brassica, cereal, ryegrass and other small seed production, the pastural knowledge Nick has gained over the years is invaluable to our clients. Working for the likes of Germinal Seeds, PGG and PGW in both the North and South Islands, Nick brings an in-depth, well-rounded view of New Zealand agriculture to his role here at North Otago Pastoral Services.

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Nathan Paton

Agronomist
021 109 1087


After completing his BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science in 2007, Nathan worked in various roles on sheep, beef and dairy farms throughout Canterbury and Otago. He even did a stint at Lincoln University as a research assistant for dairy nutrition.

Since joining North Otago Pastoral Services in 2016, Nathan has been offering agronomic advice to farmers on seed and chemical use, helping them form tangible plans that fit in with their crop rotations, weed and pest control systems, and re-grassing processes.

 
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Daill Meikle

Office Assistant
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Part of the team since the turn of the millennium, Daill supports Amanda and Sandy on all things administrative, from monitoring orders and assisting with paperwork, to managing relationships with suppliers and customers.

Having owned a sheep and beef farm with her husband for many years, Daill is no stranger to the farming and agricultural supplies industry, and she uses her experience to help our customers and team out wherever she can.

 

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Craig Welch

Store Manager/Retail Assistant
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A former dairy worker, Craig joined North Otago Pastoral Services in 2013 and he’s been helping our customers with their farm supplies ever since. In charge of receiving stock from our suppliers and making up customer orders, Craig has a thorough understanding of current and emerging agricultural products, and he uses this knowledge base to help our customers choose the best product for their situation.

 
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Sandy Jamieson

Administrator
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Working alongside Amanda and Daill, Sandy helps take care of all the paperwork and relationship management that comes with an administrative role. With a long history working in heavy machinery sales and service, Sandy joined us at the start of 2017 and the one thing she was immediately amazed by was the rapport the whole team has with each customer.

 

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Brian Stonestreet

Seed Mixing/Treatment Manager
03 434 7766


Working in our onsite seed and grain mixing and treatment plant, Brian is responsible for every stage of the seed-mixing process. He also carries out poncho and gaucho seed treatments for our clients and helps out wherever else he’s needed. 

Part of the agricultural industry since the 1980s, Brian’s past experience includes working as a livestock manager, developing agricultural and pasture plans, and planting and harvesting a wide variety of arable crops.

 
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Maddie Gibson

Trainee Agronomist 03 434 7766


After a stint at Lincoln University and the gain of a Diploma in Agriculture, Maddie has worked in various roles before joining North Otago Pastoral Services in December of 2018. Maddie has since been learning the ins and outs of the store as well tagging along with Mathew and Nathan to gain more knowledge of what it takes to be an agronomist.

Born and bred on a sheep and beef farm as well as doing various stints on dairy farms Maddie is no new comer to the agriculture industry.

Maddie is looking forward to getting to know the long standing clientele that North Otago Pastoral has over the next coming years, before she is let loose on the field herself.

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Amanda Mason

Office Manager
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Here to make sure the admin side of the business runs like clockwork, Amanda looks after any account queries our customers and suppliers have, and manages purchase invoices, customer sales, reconcile accounts and office supplies. 

Part of the team on and off since the middle of 2002, Amanda’s been told she’s been working for us for far too long. But she loves the people and customers too much, and we’re glad because we don’t know where we’d be without her expertise.