About us

Hughes Contracting was established in 1986 by Brian Hughes. Over the past 30 years, Hughes Contracting has established itself as a leading contracting business in Southland and now employs up to 35 staff during the busy period of October through March.

Chris Hughes, Operations Manager

Chris is the operations manager at Hughes Contracting and he has worked for the company since leaving school to "live the dream as an agricultural contractor". Chris enjoys the varied work and loves how every day is different with new challenges and new scenery.

Chris says technology has had a major impact on the industry since he started. The GPS tracking and guidance is a major plus for accuracy and fuel savings and newer, more efficient machinery ensures the job is completed on time and to a high standard. 
 

Brian Hughes, Managing Director

Brian started Hughes Contracting 2002 Ltd in 1986  from humble beginings and it's now one of the larger agricultural contracting businessess in Southland. Brian is still actively involved with the company, but not in the day-to-day management.  


James Newlove, Baling Manager

James joined Hughes Contracting 2002 Ltd in 2011, Having come from the UK. He has taken over the role of Baling Manager having worked his way through the ranks since he started. He can be contacted on 0211727747 and will be able to assist you with any Baling requirements you might have.


Sam Oliver, Silage Manager

Sam has been with Hughes Contracting 2002 for over 10 years having come from Northern Ireland. He was one of the first overseas staff we employed and has been with the company ever since,(apart from a brief stint driving milk tankers.) He is the man to get in touch with regarding any Silage that you need made on your property or Silage to purchase off one of the many Grass blocks that we have available.
He can be contacted on 0273752981
 


Norman Allan, Browns Area Manager

Norman started for Hughes Contracting 2002 Ltd in January 2019. He is looking after our operations in the Browns and surrounding area. Norman know the area well and has been a presence in the are for a few years now. Norman can be contacted on 0276119595 he can assist you with any of the services we provide, which will keep your farm operation running smoothly.


Lyn Hughes, Admin/Accounts

Lyn is the Admin/accounts person for Hughes Contracting 2002 Ltd. She is married to Brian and looks after all the day to day paperwork involved with running the business.
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