Hurunui is an expansive district of 8640 square kilometres. The majority of this area is made up of productive land that includes pastoral farming, grazing, vineyards and crops. Thousands of Hurunui residents live rurally, in and around small remote settlements like Omihi, Hawarden, Balcairn and Rotherham.

Unsurprisingly, agriculture is far and away the largest employer in the Hurunui District, with over 1,000 employees. Opportunities are frequently available for those with experience in aspects of sheep and beef farming, dairy farming, cropping, horticulture and viticulture.

With school bus routes, well-maintained highways and easy access to urban settlements for services such as food, health needs and entertainment, rural Hurunui offers an enviable lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of the city.