2018 Season Newsletter

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Welcome to the Kinsman Contracting 2017/2018 season Newsletter.
It has been a very wet winter; the workshop has been abuzz with the guys busy on maintenance preparing for the coming season. The quieter time has given us a chance to make great head way on Health and Safety.
We can see that once the rain stops and the sun comes out, things will dry up and the season is going to start with a hiss and a roar especially with the Ag work. So please contact Darrin or Ingrid to book in your requirements.


Jamie Barlow – Operations Manager Ph: 027-2008872
Jamie’s homeland is Guernsey in the Channel Islands. He came out to NZ five years ago with his wife and family. Jamie comes to us with a well – established background in Silage/Baling and Agriculture. He was previously an Operations Manager for a large Agricultural Company in Mid Canterbury. We believe that he will be a huge asset to Grant and the team.

Ingrid Hollis – Sales Manager Ph: 027-2008821
Ingrid joined the team in July; she comes with a sales background in the Dairy Industry. Ingrid has been out and about visiting some of our clients, so many of you may have already met her.

Darrin Rawlings – Ag Manager Ph: 027-2008871
Darrin is based in Waimate; this is his second season with us. He is busy running the Agricultural Division and Balers in the wider Waimate area.

New this season

JCB Stack Loader 435

Vaderstad Tempo Planter

  • Top of the line Maize/Fodder Beet
  • GPS controlled
  • Individual row shut off
  • Fertiliser placed beside seed

Case 380

Heva 5.5mtre rippers & disc combo

Kuhn 8 Furrow Reversible Plough

Health & Safety

Over the quieter winter months, we have made Health & Safety our focus, we made great progress.
Health & Safety can be looked upon as just another thing to do however its now legislation.
We want to keep our staff and client’s safe at all times. Having shared information with your contractor is part of the collaborative approach WorkSafe are requiring businesses to undertake.
You may have received an Email from the Operations Manager with a ‘Property Induction Form’ attched. Thank you to those that have completed theirs and returned them, and for those that haven’t yet could we ask that you do so soon as the season is fast approaching.


We currently a have a supply of Straw available . We can arrange delivery to your door


Ag Work: Ploughing, Ripper disc roller, Power Harrows, Discing, Roller Drill, Direct Drill

New this season: Maize and Fodder Beet Planting

Silage, Balage, Hay & Straw: Mowing, Raking, Silage, Balage (individual or tube wrapped), Round and Square Bales and all your carting needs.