Keen to join us this kiwifruit harvest? Join other kiwis in a thriving and fun industry today!
Our green and gold fuzzy fruits are grown by 2,800 growers in eight locations around New Zealand. While the iconic kiwifruit industry requires staff all year round, during the peak harvest season (March–June) approximately 18,500 seasonal staff are required to work in our kiwifruit orchards and packhouses.
Where can I get a kiwifruit job?
When you work in the kiwifruit industry, you can earn and explore the hidden gems of beautiful Aotearoa. Here’s the different locations you can find kiwifruit work. Start a kiwifruit work trail or find jobs at your local orchard and/or packhouse today!
Find a full list of approved orchard and packhouse employers and backpacker accommodation options below.
What kiwifruit role is right for me?
There’s something for everyone in the kiwifruit industry and pay rates depend on your employer and nature of the seasonal role.
Download and read our 2020 Little Green and Gold Book below for more information on kiwifruit work. It’s a simple and useful guide to finding seasonal work in the New Zealand kiwifruit industry!
How do I apply for kiwifruit work?
If you’re eligible to work in New Zealand you can pick, pack and play the kiwifruit way! Get involved now:
(For further information on work visas please visit the Immigration NZ website. Please note we can’t assist with any sponsorship requests. For any IRD number queries visit Inland Revenue and for information on choosing a NZ bank visit Backpackerboard NZ.)
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