Finch Contracting is based just outside of Te Awamutu with a southern base in Kuratau, south of Lake Taupo, covering an area from Ngaruawahia to Turangi. Finch Contracting was started by Ellis & Jane Finch over 40 years ago. By 1978 they started providing grass silage services to the Taupo area which continues today. Finch Contracting was the first in New Zealand to own a Self Propelled Harvester, a Claas 690, which has grown to three harvestors a Claas 980, Claas 960 and a Claas 950. The business is now owned and operated by Darcy & Rachael Finch with Ellis & Jane being Directors . The company employs up to 18 staff over winter and 35 staff in the planting and harvesting months.