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William Rutherford



Bill Rutherford & Sheila Cunningham We are a mature, reliable and responsible couple, working together according to our individual strengths and experience. We made the decision to spend our last few working years working in different places as a way to see more of our world. Bill was born and raised in Central Otago, NZ, taking over the family farm upon the death of his father just after he left school. He has remained self employed for the majority of his working life. Sheila has a background in the military and engineering. In general Bill is the hands-on person while Sheila handles all admin and organisation but Sheila is also quite capable of stepping into and enjoying a practical role as required. We have clean NZ HT licences (4FRW and 2FRTW) , which translated to Vic LR and MR as well as forklift, loader, motorcycle and quad-bike experience . We both have many years experience working independently, not requiring any external motivation to get the job done in a timely and efficient manner. Neither of us are clock watchers and, given the option, will complete a job rather than come back to it the next day. We are clearly aware of the necessity to work with the weather and the season. We are of course willing to be drug tested. Bill & Sheila


Country of Origin: New Zealand
DOB: March, 1956
Has own transport:
Has own Accommodation:
Grew up on farm:

Willing to Work

Outback & Flinders Ranges, SA
Eyre Peninsula, SA
Clare Valley, SA
York Peninsula, SA
Murray River, SA
Limestone Coast, SA
Kangaroo Is & Fleurieu Pen, SA
Adelaide, SA


Sowing/Seeding Experience
Tilling Experience
Hay Baling
Row crop operations
GPS equipment use
Seeding Operations
On-Farm Truck driving
Baler Experience
Front End Loader Experience
Tractor Operations

Recent Jobs

Seeder operator


Damboring Rocks

April 2018 - June 2018

Machinery operator


Kaiuroo Aggregation

November 2017 - February 2018


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We had Will a couple of years ago, driving the air seeder for us. He was very proficient, it was a bit different to what he was used to, we run big machinery, large scale broad acre farming. He took it on really well and picked it up quickly, he was a valued member of the team. We had older machinery too that required a fair bit of work and maintenance, I have very high standards and expectations and Will adhered to them. He was always willing to listen and did things the way I wanted them done with no problems. Communication for me is critical, it just doesn’t work without it, Will was a member of tour team and communicated well. He worked long demanding hours and I never had a problem with him. I would have no dramas in recommending Will

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