Roles in Kiwifruit

  • NZKGI
  • Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Poverty Bay, Hawke's Bay, lower North Island, Tasman
  • 16 Feb, 2021
Full time, Part time, Casual, Project/ Seasonal Science and Technology Other Seasonal work

Job Description

The NZ Kiwifruit Industry needs seasonal workers from March through June at orchards and packhouses in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, the Coromandel, the Bay of Plenty, Poverty Bay, Hawke's Bay, the lower North Island, and the Tasman area. 

The NZKGI website has a regularly updated list of Employers looking for staff that can be accessed for packhouse work here and for orchard work here.

We also have the Kiwifruit Jobs NZ Facebook page where jobs are posted regularly. The NZKGI website also has information on working.

There is also a guide specifically for mature aged workers here

Roles: 

- Packhouse roles are available to suit all ages, including sorting / grading, packing, packhouse supervision and management, and logistical support (e.g. forklift operation). 

- Orchard work is available, which is quite physically demanding.

- Kiwifruit work isn't just limited to harvest and post-harvest picking and processing, however; growing kiwifruit is nearly a year-round operation and long-term and permanent roles are also available. 

- A number of kiwifruit employers have made provisions for seniors wishing to take up seasonal roles such as shorter shifts and job-sharing arrangements.