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Our Team in a Nutshell

We are very proud to be part of a fun & friendly team that truely cares about building an excellent working enviroment. We are passionate about working hard and providing a great service for our customer, but pride ourselves just as much on developing a workplace that our team loves to be a part of. 

We have a mix of full time and seasonal summer staff and are always on the lookout for great people who work well in a team, are hard working, enthusiastic and keen to give anything a go. Our team is made up a mix of nationality from all over the world and we are very proud to have such a multicultural team and to have the opportunity to help sponsor some of our team and help them call Queestown home. Prior landscaping or practical work experience is great to have, but not a necessity, as you'll see below, we have had plenty of incredible people that have just been keen to get stuck in and learn.

If you are looking for a career in landscape gardening or a summer position for your time in Queenstown, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Sami on 027 250 2846 or


2017 - Present

Hi, I'm Brendon. I started Shotover Mowing in 2017. I am incredibly proud to be part of a really close-knit team & love seeing the guys build friendships that extend beyond work. I've personally been very lucky to have made many good friends with the people I've worked with. Excited to see what future years will bring. 



"2019 - Present"

After living in Queenstown for a couple years & working in hospo, I was ready for a change and a new challenge. Shotover Mowing opened their doors to me and brought me on board and I am grateful to have been able to grow into such a dynamic role, managing the team at Shotover Mowing. I feel very lucky to be part of such a friendly team and to keep learning while getting to work outdoors in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  

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"2023 - Present"

I left the UK in early 2023 on a journey to find a new home on the other side of the world and certainly found one here living in Arrowtown. The crew here at Shotover Mowing have been the Whānau I never knew I needed and I can't wait to continue putting down roots, whilst also digging them up in the Remarkables sunshine!

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"2022 - 2023"

I moved to Queenstown from Te Anau and spent 2 summers working at Shotmo between working at the ski field in winter and loved every second of it. I I had a lot of opportunities to learn, grow, develop new skills and take on more responsibilities. It was nice to be able to get stuck in and use some old fashion kiwi ingenuity. We had a great team of passionate people which made for an awesome place with great culture. Thanks to everyone there who made it a blast.


"2018 - 2020"

I didn't have time for photos, only hard work!!! I came expecting mowing, but quickly found myself gardening, planting, hedge trimming and landscaping. It was great variety in a friendly enviroment.

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"2019 - 2021"

‘I joined the team with no experience in landscaping or garden maintenance and went on to spend 2 years with the team learning and enjoying every part of the job. 
I am now back in the UK, still gardening, having just started up my own business using the skills I picked up in Queenstown with Shotover Mowing’




I got into Landscaping with Shotover Mowing. It was great working with an excellent company and team from. Having returned home to Ireland, I still regularly keep in touch with Brendon and have started getting all the tips and tricks in landscaping to hopefully start my own business.

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"Summer 2023 - 2024"

“I spent a summer season with Shotover Mowing during my career break from the UK. Coming from an office background, I arrived with no landscaping experience but was keen to take on a new challenge. It was an awesome experience with Shotover Mowing, I was quickly trained up and I learnt so many new practical skills!”

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