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Leaderbrand Produce Ltd
[Horticultural production and marketing businesses]

Gisborne District Council
[Unitary authority responsible for administration of Gisborne region]

Montana Wines Ltd
[New Zealand's largest wine producer and exporter]

Tairawhiti District Health
[District Health Board providing health and disability services]

Tairawhiti Polytechnic
[Tertiary education]

Eastland Infrastructure Ltd
[Electrical Utilities, Port and Airport Infrastructure Management]

Fulton Hogan Ltd
[Roading, Quarrying, Civil Engineering Services]

The Gisborne Herald Ltd
[Daily newspaper]
WHO: Montana Wines, part of the Allied Domecq Wines (NZ) Ltd

WHAT: Wine making and grape growing.

WHERE: The winery in Gisborne is one of the largest in New Zealand. Montana also has other wineries and operations throughout the country.

STAFF: 150 in high season in Gisborne, 1300 throughout New Zealand.

PRODUCTION: Gisborne has 1900 producing hectares of grapes of which Montana receives grapes from 12-1300 hectares.

EXPORT: About 40 percent of Montana's product heads offshore.

FAMOUS FOR: Producing an excellent New Zealand style chardonnays and the iconic range of methode champenoise Lindauer range.

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE ONE OF THE TEAM: Montana Gisborne manager Roger McLernon says the internationally focused company is always looking for bright new team members who have an affinity to the industry. The grape growing and wine making industry was a unique one and required employees to be roundly educated both practically and academically. The vastness of the industry means work in a wide range of skilled areas - from clerical to engineers, electricians, viticulturists and wine makers.

WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO: McLernon says the future for Montana is unlimited. New Zealand's high profile offshore as a top quality wine country offshore and its reputation as a good clean country means its product is always in demand. Montana had a unique range available that covered all palates and price ranges. Gisborne is a hub for the industry, with Montana producing between 65 and 70 percent of the region's product in both growing and processing.


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