How registering your roles with Pick Tiki works:

Employer's FAQ

How does Pick Tiki work?

Pick Tiki is a targeted program for those who are young and young at heart to access standardized jobs through both our website and Facebook page. You must be either NZ GAP, or Global GAP certified. We also highly recommend paying employees a minimum of $20 p/h. You can register your jobs here

How do I post a job?

You can simply post a job by filling out the registration form here. The Pick Tiki team will then screen the job to ensure it meets our criteria before posting it on our Facebook and website within 2-3 business days. If you need to update the listing please contact us at

How will I be notified of interest in my jobs?

Individuals who are 'young or young at heat' and are wanting work within the horticultural industry will contact you directly using the email/phone number listed for this purpose on the registration form. You are then able to organise any process you choose before confirming them to the role. 

Why should I register with Pick Tiki?

Pick Tiki is tailored to the needs New Zealanders who are young or young at heart and is therefore likely to encourage more a greater variety of New Zealander’s to complete seasonal work than alternative recruitment channels. It provides certainty to individuals that they are applying for jobs with employers that can accommodate their needs. It gives us as an industry a better ability to align supply of labour to the demand nationally as it is tailored to horticulture, each regions conditions, and the respective product groups. We are using targeted marketing strategies through student dominated channels. 

How much do I need to pay a Pick Tiki employee?

The highly recommended wage rate for a Pick Tiki employees of at least $20 p/h. Employers are encouraged to go above this.

How many weeks work do I have to provide a Pick Tiki Student?

To register for Pick Tiki a minimum of four weeks work for at least 30 hours a week is required. Students will likely be looking for work for longer periods. Most students finish studies at the end of October/start of November. Studies recommence in late February early March. Employers who can offer longer periods of work will likely attract more student matches.

I need 10 students for four weeks in November and December and then 30 students for four weeks in February. How do I request this?

For different date requests/number of people requests please submit additional ‘jobs’ by filling out the registration form more than once. For example, you would submit one role for ten students to work from November 1st to December 18th. You would then submit a second role for 30 students to work from January 5th to February the 20th.

Am I guaranteed students?

No. Due to the sheer demand for seasonal labour this year no guarantees are made. We encourage employers to look at other options to attract labour in addition to Pick Tiki. Work the Seasons is another good option. Pick Tiki is open to all individuals who are wanting work within the Horticultural industry as we aim to provide opportunities for those who are 'young and young at heart'. 

How do I increase my chances of getting employees?

Students and young individuals are looking for employment with the least uncertainty. This means they need to know they have guaranteed hours per week, a good wage, and accessible housing/transport if required. Unlike backpackers, most NZ students will be paying rent on their flats over the summer period and so will want to minimize/avoid paying rent in their employment location. Employers who can provide or suggest accommodation, transport, and have good pastoral care systems will be most successful. Employers can see the preferences young emplooyees have for these things in the Pick Tiki system and adjust as required. 

When will I know if I have employees by?

Our marketing campaign to attract those who are young and young at heart to register with Pick Tiki will run all summer. You can leave your ‘jobs’ on Pick Tiki until they are filled, or the time needed to fill them has passed. If suitable applicants are not applying and there are no available applicants that match your needs in the ‘pool’ we encourage you to adjust your offering to be more attractive.