While the kiwifruit industry is one of New Zealand’s biggest horticultural earners, the kiwifruit industry experienced a shortage of around 1,200 kiwifruit workers in 2018. Over the next few years kiwifruit production is predicted to rise, and so will the number of seasonal jobs available. To stop a similar issue from happening again, NZKGI made Kiwifruit Jobs NZ to attract keen workers this harvest season.
The Kiwifruit Jobs NZ page is a platform for sharing kiwifruit industry information, resources and job opportunities with those looking for active, rewarding and decently paid horticultural work. It will also be used to join key social media conversations about the Kiwifruit industry and be a voice for the industry.
2018: 140 million trays
2018: 1,200 worker shortage
2027: 190 million trays (estimated)
2027: 7,000 workers needed
For all media enquiries please contact our Communications Manager, Mike Murphy on 0800 232 505.