Learn more about our New Zealand Operations


Aviagen New Zealand’s head office, hatchery and breeding facilities are located in New Plymouth.  Work-life balance is synonymous with living in New Plymouth. Whether it’s enjoying one of the many west coast beaches, the national park surrounding Mount Taranaki or enjoying the arts and culture scene or the range of thriving cafés, there truly is something for everyone and most importantly the time to enjoy it. Short commutes, affordable housing and a high standard of amenities are huge drawcards for those considering relocating and a source of pride for those who know they live in one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets.

Our Culture

Like Aviagen employees internationally, the 85-strong New Zealand team has enormous passion for their product and unwavering loyalty to the company. Loyalty is a two-way street with Aviagen. If you put in the work, the world of Aviagen opens up – both with opportunities for advancement and a long, rewarding career.

It’s a common philosophy across the company that technical skills can be learnt and it’s more important to front up with the right attitude, an understanding of what makes people tick, how to be a part of a world leading team, resilience and a ‘can do’ approach. The right attitude to be an Aviagen employee is easy to define – someone who cares for and respects the livestock in their care, the people they work with and the community they do business in.

Our Community

Community is key for Aviagen New Zealand. The team is proud to support the people and causes that are meaningful to them. A dedicated team is actively engaged in deciding the ‘who’, ‘what’ and ‘where’ of Aviagen’s community involvement and the contributions that they make. Aviagen’s reputation as an employer of choice and the enviable culture that binds the team are stand out attractions for potential employees, as is the company’s location in New Plymouth.

  • About Aviagen

    As the worldwide market leader in poultry breeding, AviagenĀ® uses advanced genetic selection techniques as part of its global pedigree breeding operations to consistently deliver genetic improvement to the broiler industry.

  • Australian Operations

    With the Australian Operation based in Goulburn, New South Wales, Aviagen Australia employs a team of 150 who work across a variety of sites locally.

  • Vacancies

    There are many great reasons to join the Aviagen team.Ā  Not only are we a successful global company, but we also have a strong commitment to training and the ongoing development our staff.