Hawkes Bay

JOB: Packhouse Worker

LOCATION: Hastings, Hawkes Bay
EMPLOYER: Matipou Orchards Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 5
DATES: 26th Feb - 30th June
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: $20 per hour (competitive with other industries e,g, warehousing)
ACCOMMODATION: No
TRANSPORT: No
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Looking for packhouse workers, immediate start
CONTACT TO APPLY: matipouorchard@gmail.com, 0800matipou (6284768) or 0273870274

JOB: Apple Picking

LOCATION: Hastings, Hawkes Bay
EMPLOYER: Matipou Orchards Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 30
DATES: 26th Feb - 30th June
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: $21.30 plus 8%
ACCOMMODATION: No
TRANSPORT: No
FROM THE EMPLOYER: We are currently inviting employment applications for our 2021 season. We are currently looking for apple pickers and pack house workers. Good Hourly rate.If you are looking for seasonal work with great working conditions and a friendly atmosphere.
CONTACT TO APPLY: matipouorchard@gmail.com, 0800matipou (6284768) or 0273870274

JOB: Apple Picking

LOCATION: Hastings, Hawkes Bay
EMPLOYER: Glenmore Orchard
NO. OF POSITIONS: 4
DATES: 22nd Feb - 30th April
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: $20 per hour (competitive with other industries e,g, warehousing)
ACCOMMODATION: Yes
TRANSPORT: Yes
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Small family type orchard, handy to Hastings, some ladder work. $50 per bin contract rate, immediate start
CONTACT TO APPLY: Ingrid 021 570 037

JOB: Harvest Staff - Tractor Drivers/QC/Pickers

LOCATION: Twyford, Hastings
EMPLOYER: Douglas fruit Company
NO. OF POSITIONS: 10
DATES: 10th Feb - 30th April 
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: $22.10 (living wage)
ACCOMMODATION: I can suggest accommodation (please list details in 'more info' section)
TRANSPORT: I can suggest transport options (please list details in 'more info' section)
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Come and work on a private Orchard that creates a fun and Profitable place to work. High Bin Rates/ Hydralada operators/ Bonus per week / Accommodation Supplement
CONTACT TO APPLY: Andrew Douglas 021 381 880

JOB: Orchard Work

LOCATION: Hastings
EMPLOYER: Chestergrove Apples Ltd.
NO. OF POSITIONS: 35
DATES: 20th Jan - 20th May
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: $20.50 + picking productivity bonus + 8 % Holiday Pay
ACCOMMODATION: Yes 
TRANSPORT: No
FROM THE EMPLOYER: We have both picker and packhouse employee roles available. All applicants must have a reliable vehicle.
CONTACT TO APPLY: Peter on 027 3575259 or email chestergrove.nz@gmail.com

JOB: Apple Picking

LOCATION: Hastings,
EMPLOYER: Maryn Orchard
NO. OF POSITIONS: 10
DATES: 8th Feb - 18th March
TIMING: 50 hours a week
PAY: $20 per hour
ACCOMMODATION: Can suggest options
TRANSPORT: Can suggest options
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Pickers wanted to pick apples on a platform and with ladders for the early part of the season.
CONTACT TO APPLY: Please contact Holly via email at holly@jaselorchard.co.nz

JOB: Apple Picking

LOCATION: Hastings
EMPLOYER: Agnew Horticulture Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 10
DATES: 15th Feb - 14th May
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: $18.90 (plus 8% holiday pay) and bonus rates 
ACCOMMODATION: Employer can suggest
TRANSPORT: No - own transport required
FROM THE EMPLOYER: We require staff to pick our Export apples from early February to May. Our orchards are based in Twyford which is 10 minutes away from Hastings city.
We are looking for experienced pickers, or if you are physically fit and would like to try picking for the first time please contact us as we do have staff available to train you. You will need to be able to carry a picking bucket and climb a ladder. Contracts rates are paid for each bin.
CONTACT TO APPLY: office@aghort.co.nz

JOB: Picking Apples - Harvest 🍎

LOCATION: Nelson
EMPLOYER: Hoddy's Fruit Co Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 10
DATES: 18th Feb - 30th April
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: $18.90 per hour (+8% holiday pay for casual staff)
ACCOMMODATION: No, please see the Pick Tiki website for options.
TRANSPORT: Can suggest options.
FROM THE EMPLOYER: We are an apple orchard located 5 minutes from Richmond and 25 minutes from central Nelson.
Pickers are required for the coming harvest season, starting in mid-late February 2021 and going through April. Full training will be provided!
Work is generally Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:30am - 4:30pm, with some work on Saturday when needed.
The key job responsibilities involve picking apples while maintaining quality and food safety specifications. The job requires a good level of physical fitness and varies through the season depending on the fruit varieties being picked. Most of the time you will be paid per bin of fruit you pick, although hourly rates may be paid as well.
All applicants should be committed for the full season and must have NZ citizenship/residency or a current work visa.
No experience is necessary, however the attributes we are looking for include:
Be self-motivated with a positive attitude!
Be willing to learn, and pay attention to detail.
Take pride in your work and in your workplace within a team environment!
CONTACT TO APPLY: Please contact Canaan Balck on 0212277591 or via email at canaan@hoddys.co.nz

JOB: Packhouse work - Apples 🍎

LOCATION: Nelson
EMPLOYER: Hoddy's Fruit Co Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 30
DATES: 22nd Feb - 28th May
TIMING: 42.5 hours a week
PAY: $18.90 per hour (+8% holiday pay for casual staff)
ACCOMMODATION: No, please see the Pick Tiki website for options.
TRANSPORT: Can suggest options.
FROM THE EMPLOYER: We are an apple packhouse located 5 minutes from Richmond and 25 minutes from central Nelson.
Graders, packers, and stackers are required for the upcoming season running from late February through late May. Full training is provided!

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm with some Saturday work available as required.

The key job responsibilities are sorting and removing defective fruit and picking apples while maintaining exporter and customer specifications.
The job requires a good level of physical fitness as the work is repetitive and packing and stacking entails some bending and lifting.
All applicants should be committed for the full season and must have NZ citizenship/residency or a current work visa.
No experience is necessary, however the attributes we are looking for include:
Be self-motivated with a positive attitude!
Be willing to learn, and pay attention to detail.
Take pride in your work and in your workplace within a team environment!
CONTACT TO APPLY: Please contact Jackie Inwood on 021979131 or via email at jackie@hoddys.co.nz

JOB: Apple Pickers Wanted

LOCATION: Hastings
EMPLOYER: Rainbow Fruit Ltd.
NO. OF POSITIONS: 8
DATES: 24th Feb - 30th April
TIMING: 30-50 hours a week
PAY: $18.90 (plus 8% holiday pay) and bonus rates
ACCOMMODATION: No
TRANSPORT: No
FROM THE EMPLOYER: We are a family owned Export Apple company that employs 3 full time staff. We expect reliability, punctuality and a fair day’s work. You need to be physically fit and able to climb a ladder with a 20kg picking bucket. Our philosophy is to treat staff as we would like to be treated ourselves, being a small orchard, our approach is more personalised and fairer.
CONTACT TO APPLY: Liz at rbowfruitltd@gmail.com or phone 06 8796639

JOB: Apple Picking and Packing

LOCATION: Greytown, Wairarapa
EMPLOYER: JR's Orchard Ltd.
NO. OF POSITIONS: 25 Packing, 35 Picking
DATES: 1st March - 28th May
TIMING: 50 hours a week
PAY: $18.90 per hour + bonus rate (+8% Holiday Pay) - bonus rates also for picking.
ACCOMMODATION: Yes
TRANSPORT: Yes
FROM THE EMPLOYER: We currently require, apple packers, graders, carton stackers and a forklift operator. We require staff for our apple and pear harvest, in sunny Greytown. All training will be provided. Bonus of $1.00 an hour for every hour worked if you complete the whole season.
CONTACT TO APPLY: Jamiee Burns 0274 154 556

JOB: Picking and Thinning 

LOCATION: Hastings
EMPLOYER: Malbec Orchards Ltd.
NO. OF POSITIONS: 20
DATES: 11 Nov 2020 - 29 May 2021
TIMING: 45 hours a week
PAY: Minimum Wage $18.90 (+ 8% Holiday Pay for Casual Staff)
ACCOMMODATION: Yes, can suggest accommodation 
TRANSPORT:  Yes
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Thinning and picking Stonefruit and Apple, also Packhouse positions available in Apple Season. There is accommodation available for $110 per week per person. 
CONTACT TO APPLY: Helenmoss214@gmail.com

JOB: Summer Orchard Worker

LOCATION: Fernhill, Napier
EMPLOYER: Ngai Tukairangi Trust
NO. OF POSITIONS: Plenty
DATES: Mid-Feb onwards
TIMING: at least 35 hours a week
PAY: $18.90 (+ 8% Holiday Pay for Casual Staff)
ACCOMMODATION: No. Check out picktiki.nz
TRANSPORT: No. Will need your own transport.
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Maori owned and operated business with a keen focus on our people. Email us to find out more!
CONTACT TO APPLY: Email your interest to phoebe@ngaituk.co.nz

JOB: Apple Picking

LOCATION: Hastings
EMPLOYER: Matipou Orchard Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: plenty
DATES: Mid Jan onwards
TIMING: 40 hours per week, 8-4.30pm daily, 5 to 6 days per week, dependent sometimes on weather.
PAY: $18.90 (+ 8% Holiday Pay)
ACCOMMODATION: No - check out picktiki.nz for options
TRANSPORT: Ask the employer for suggestions.
FROM THE EMPLOYER: We are a family operation who are looking for seasonal staff to help us with our apple picking harvest.
Training will be given if required, you need to be physically fit, able to climb a ladder, and not afraid of a hard day's work.
CONTACT: Email Ross - ross@matipou.co.nz

JOB: Orchard Worker / Orchard Picker

LOCATION: Hastings, Hawkes Bay
EMPLOYER: Johnny Appleseed Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 60
DATES: ASAP - 30th of April for those willing
TIMING: 30h a week (flexibility exists)
PAY: 18.90 per week (+8% holiday pay) and piece Rates available too!
ACCOMMODATION: Ask employer for suggestions or check out picktiki.nz
TRANSPORT: Ask employer for suggestions
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Picking fruit in sunny Hawkes Bay! Flexible hours and days available.
CONTACT: jobs@yummyfruit.co.nz or visit our website www.yummyfruit.co.nz to complete an application form

JOB: Orchard Work

LOCATION: Puketapu (15 minute drive from Napier)
EMPLOYER: Bearsley Farms
NO. OF POSITIONS: 15
DATES: Start ASAP
TIMING: 40 Hours a Week
PAY: $18.90 (+ 8% Holiday Pay) or contract rates
ACCOMMODATION: No (check out local hostel options at www.picktiki.nz)
TRANSPORT: Your own reliable transport will be needed.
FROM THE EMPLOYER: You need to be physically fit, able to climb a ladder, and not afraid of a hard day's work.
CONTACT TO APPLY: Shayne at shayne.ward@bearsley.co.nz 

Nelson

JOB: Fruit Pickers

LOCATION: Redwoods Valley, Mapua & Tasman
EMPLOYER: Bronte Orchards
NO. OF POSITIONS: 5
DATES: 8th March - 7th May
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: Minimum Wage $18.90 (+ 8% Holiday Pay for Casual Staff)
ACCOMMODATION: Yes
TRANSPORT: No
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Fruit Pickers wanted to assist with harvest until mid May. Contract rates payable. Looking for enthusiastic people with a willingness to learn. Must enjoy working in the outdoors and be happy to work on a ladder. 
CONTACT TO APPLY: Phone Nick - 0212474315

JOB: Apple and Pear Picker

LOCATION: Tasman Village, Tasman, Nelson
EMPLOYER: Aporo Orchards Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 5
DATES: 1st March - 7th May 
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: Contract rates $19.00 to $30.00
ACCOMMODATION: Yes
TRANSPORT: No
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Small orchard big heart. Be fit and have a can do attitude
CONTACT TO APPLY: Please ring Hamish on 027 5266125 or email rushgill@xtra.co.nz

JOB: Apple Picking

LOCATION: Hope, Nelson
EMPLOYER: Edens Road Fruit Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 15
DATES: 22nd Feb - 1st May
TIMING: 45 hours a week
PAY: Starting $18.90, but moving to contract system $37.50 - $40 per bin picked
ACCOMMODATION: Yes, I can suggest accommodation (please list details in 'more info' section)
TRANSPORT: No
FROM THE EMPLOYER: You'll be in our harvest team and be taught how to pick apples on our awesome orchard. Apple picking is hard work, and people need to be physical and mentally fit and very motivated. if you get an enjoyment out of physical activity, exercise and being outdoors apple picking is for you! All earnings are plus 8% holiday pay paid at end of season
CONTACT TO APPLY: jono@edensroadfruit.co.nz 0212884811

JOB: Apple Packhouse Staff

LOCATION: Nelson/Tasman
EMPLOYER: Hoddys Fruit Co Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 30
DATES: 22nd Feb - 28th May
TIMING: 42.5 hours a week
PAY: Minimum Wage $18.90 (+ 8% Holiday Pay for Casual Staff)
ACCOMMODATION: No
TRANSPORT: I can suggest transport options (please list details in 'more info' section)
FROM THE EMPLOYER: We are an apple packhouse located 5 minutes from Richmond and 25 minutes from central Nelson. Graders, packers, and stackers are required for the coming season running late February through late May. Full training is provided!Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm with some Saturday work available as required. The key job responsibilities are sorting and removing defect fruit, and packing apples, while maintaining exporter and customer specifications. The job requires a good level of physical fitness as the work is repetitive and packing and stacking entails some bending and lifting. All applicants should be committed for the full season and must have NZ citizenship/residency or a current work visa.No experience is necessary, however the attributes we are looking for include:

  • Be self-motivated with a positive attitude!
  • Be willing to learn, and pay attention to detail.
  • Take pride in your work and in your workplace within a team environment

CONTACT TO APPLY: Jackie Inwood - 021979131 or jackie@hoddys.co.nz

JOB: Apple Pickers

LOCATION: Nelson/Tasman
EMPLOYER: Hoddys Fruit Co Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 10
DATES: 18th Feb - 30th April 
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: Minimum Wage $18.90 (+ 8% Holiday Pay for Casual Staff)
ACCOMMODATION: No
TRANSPORT: I can suggest transport options (please list details in 'more info' section)
FROM THE EMPLOYER:We are an apple orchard located 5 minutes from Richmond and 25 minutes from central Nelson. Pickers are required for the coming harvest season, starting in mid-late February 2021 and going through April. Full training will be provided! Work is generally Monday - Friday between the hours of 7:30am - 4:30pm, with some work on Saturday when needed. The key job responsibilities involve picking apples while maintaining quality and food safety specifications. The job requires a good level of physical fitness, and varies through the season depending on the fruit varieties being picked. Most of the time you will be paid per bin of fruit you pick, although hourly rates may be paid as well.All applicants should be committed for the full season, and must have NZ citizenship/residency or a current work visa. No experience is necessary, however the attributes we are looking for include:

  • Be self-motivated with a positive attitude!
  • Be willing to learn, and pay attention to detail.
  • Take pride in your work and in your workplace within a team environment!

CONTACT TO APPLY: Canaan Balck:  0212277591 or  canaan@hoddys.co.nz

JOB: Picking Apples - Harvest 

LOCATION: Hope, Tasman
EMPLOYER: Valima Orchard
NO. OF POSITIONS: 25
DATES: 8th Feb - 10th May
TIMING: 42.5 hours a week
PAY: $18.90 per hours (plus 8% holiday pay) and bonus rates
ACCOMMODATION: Can suggest options
TRANSPORT: No
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Come and be part of our apple harvest. You do need to be physically fit and happy to stand on your feet all day. Have a brilliant attitude and work well as part of a team. Its also important that you're not colour blind as we pick by colour.
CONTACT TO APPLY: Please contact Katie via email at katie@vailima.co.nz. Please only apply if you can commit to working the whole season.

JOB: Apple Picking

LOCATION: Tasman/Nelson
EMPLOYER: Wai-West Horticulture Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 30
DATES: 22nd Feb - 30 April
TIMING: 45 hours a week
PAY: $20 per hour
ACCOMMODATION: Can suggest options
TRANSPORT: No
FROM THE EMPLOYER: The task is to carefully select and pick fruit. Workers will be trained in all aspects of the task. Work can be demanding working at heights on ladders and are required workers to fill and carry bags filled with harvested fruit. The work is 5.5 days per week, depending on weather and fruit maturity. The starting rate will be a minimum of $20.00 per hour for people with no experience. Contract rates will be offered, giving pickers the opportunity to earn upwards of $30.00 per hour.
CONTACT TO APPLY: hr@wai-west.co.nz

JOB: Apple Orchard Work 
LOCATION: Motueka
EMPLOYER: Kono Horticulture
NO. OF POSITIONS: 20
DATES: Begin mid January 2021
TIMING: 40 hours per week
PAY: $18.90 per hour (+8% Holiday Pay for Casual Staff).
ACCOMMODATION: No, can suggest accommodation.
TRANSPORT: No
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Orchard Thinning for the up coming 2021 season. No experiance needed. Need to be ok with heights, enjoy working outdoors and have a good attitude
CONTACT TO APPLY: Stella Laird 021898404

Central Otago

JOB: Various Cherry Picking and Packing
LOCATION: 🍒Central Otago 🍒
EMPLOYER: Cherri Global Ltd.
NO. OF POSITIONS: 150
DATES: Start ASAP - 1st of March
TIMING: 40h a week
PAY: 18.90 per week (+8% holiday pay) and Piece Rates available too!
ACCOMMODATION: Yes available
TRANSPORT: Yes available
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Orchard Work Available - Picking and Packing - Various Job Roles Available in Central Otago. Social Nights, Good Wages, Transport and Accommodation Assistance, Piece Work Rates Available, Fun Working Environment!
CONTACT: Please email adminotago@cherri.global (Please apply with the employer directly via email)

JOB: Apple Picking
LOCATION: 10 Minutes from Timaru
EMPLOYER: M A Orchards Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 250
DATES: 22nd February - 31st March
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: $18.90 per hour + bonus rate (+8% Holiday Pay).
ACCOMMODATION: Can suggest options
TRANSPORT: No
FROM THE EMPLOYER: You need to be physically fit and reliable.
CONTACT TO APPLY: Please visit www.maorchards.co.nz – “working at M A Orchards” - and apply now.

Other

JOB: Fruit Picking and Packing

LOCATION: Kawhatu Valley, Taihape
EMPLOYER: Fairview Enterprises Ltd.
NO. OF POSITIONS: 20
DATES: 9th February - 16th April
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: $18.90 per hour + bonus rates (+8% Holiday Pay)).
ACCOMMODATION: Yes - $120 per week
TRANSPORT: Yes
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Come experience the real NZ - fresh mountain air, real people, honest hard work. No experience necessary - on the job training on 4WD ATV, hydraulic ladders and pruning shears. Need to be fit and able to work hard: up to 10+ hour days, 6-7 day week, incentive payments as well. A great earning opportunity for the physically capable.
FROM THE EMPLOYER: Come experience the real NZ - fresh mountain air, real people, honest hard work. No experience necessary - on the job training on 4WD ATV, hydraulic ladders, and pruning shears. Need to be fit and able to work hard: up to 10+ hour days, 6-7 day week, incentive payments as well. A great earning opportunity for the physically capable.
Bring your sunscreen and a sense of humour - get to meet some real locals. After work, go fishing, river swimming, hiking, eeling, play tennis. Also close to whitewater rafting.
Must be fit, not colour blind and not prone to eczema.
APPLY HERE: https://forms.gle/5tzRLdX41ws59MEo9
You will hear from us in 72 hours if you are successful. Please check your email inbox (and spam/junk folder!) regularly for our acceptance."
Government Covid relocation, travel and accommodation allowances may be available.

JOB: Apple Picking

LOCATION: 10 Minutes from Timaru
EMPLOYER: M A Orchards Ltd
NO. OF POSITIONS: 250
DATES: 22nd February - 31st March
TIMING: 40 hours a week
PAY: $18.90 per hour + bonus rate (+8% Holiday Pay).
ACCOMMODATION: Can suggest options
TRANSPORT: No
FROM THE EMPLOYER: You need to be physically fit and reliable.
CONTACT TO APPLY: Please visit www.maorchards.co.nz – “working at M A Orchards” - and apply now.

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OPPORTUNITY! 🍎 Hawkes Bay 🍎

LOCATION: Napier/Hastings
WORKING BACKPACKERS: Archies Bunker Napier
NO. OF POSITIONS: 30
DATES: ASAP all the way through to May/June
WORK: We have lots of orchard work with 45+hours
PAY from WORK: $18.90 (+ 8% Holiday Pay) and bonus rates available.
ACCOMMODATION: Must be staying at backpackers ($155 per week in a dorm and Couple rooms avail) must 18+
TRANSPORT: Can be provided
FROM THE BACKPACKERS: We have great employers we have worked with for years. Enjoy an OE in your own backyard. Mix with the young travellers and make some great money for the summer. Close to the beach, bars and city. Includes WiFi and Netflix! Secure access. Weekly affordable meal packages.

OPPORTUNITY! 🍎 Hawkes Bay 🍎
LOCATION: Hastings,
WORKING BACKPACKERS: The Rotten Apple Backpackers
NO. OF POSITIONS: 30
DATES: All Summer
WORK: Working Hostel - Loads of immediate start jobs!
PAY from WORK: $18.90 (+ 8% Holiday Pay) and bonus rates available.
ACCOMMODATION: Must be staying at backpackers (from $150 per week)
TRANSPORT: Can be suggested by backpackers
FROM THE BACKPACKERS: We help get people into car-pools, and connect workers with employers who can supply transport. Having a car is great. Contract rates are coming up soon. Funnest Hostel in Hastings!
CONTACT: 06 878 4363 or info@rottenapple.co.nz

OPPORTUNITY! 🍎 Hawkes Bay
LOCATION: Napier/Hastings
WORKING BACKPACKERS: Wallys Backpackers
NO. OF POSITIONS: 28
DATES: All Summer
WORK: Wallys will help you find 40 hours per week of fruit work!
PAY from WORK: $18.90 (+ 8% Holiday Pay) and bonus rates available.
ACCOMMODATION: Must be staying at backpackers ($160 per week)
TRANSPORT: Can be provided by backpackers
FROM THE BACKPACKERS: We provide a variety of jobs, we do our best to find a job that suits each individual as such we deal with a number of very good employers. Most of our jobs require a drug test. Close to beach and town. Includes WiFi and Netflix! Safe place, all workers, no overnight guests
CONTACT: info@wallys.co.nz

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