Kiwifruit Picking Jobs for Backpackers

Kiwifruit Pickers

Kiwi quality Contracting LTD Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 17th March 2020

WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR HARDWORKING INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT TO EARN REALLY GOOD MONEY.TRANSPORT CAN BE... Read more

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New Zealand Rural Xperience Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 16th March 2020

KIWIFRUIT PICKING positions - NZ Rural Xperience ! ! !Hurry! last positions available !!!STUDY HARD + WORK... Read more

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Gs Contracting Ltd Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 15th March 2020

Hi everyoneWe are currently looking for kiwifruit pickers for our orchards from 20th March 2020 till 10 June 2020.... Read more

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bhalla enterprise limited Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 13th March 2020

??????????⭐️⭐️⭐️ FREE OF COST TRANSPORT AVAILABLE IF ANY ONE NEED!⭐️⭐️⭐️KIWIFRUIT JOB... Read more

Kiwifruit Harvest 2020

Kiwi HQ Te Puke/Paengaroa, Bay of Plenty

Published: 12th March 2020

Work well in a team? Enjoy working outdoors? Physically fit? The 2020 Harvest season is here and we want you! The... Read more

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BAAZ HORTICULTURE LTD Bay of plenty te puke, North Island

Published: 11th March 2020

Must be physically fit$19-$40 per hour depending on fitness and work qualityPaid by production. If you are... Read more

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Dna Corporate Commercial Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato

Published: 9th March 2020

We are now hiring 20 people to work on our kiwifruit orchards. We are looking for people who are energetic hard... Read more

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Cameron Orchards ltd Pukehina, Bay of Plenty

Published: 8th March 2020

Hi there we require friendly, fun people to  join our kiwifruit orchard team for a minimum of 4 weeks on a casual... Read more

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Packworknz mount maunganui, Bay of Plenty

Published: 8th March 2020

KIWI PICKING WORK AVAILABLE - Get in touch with us !Register for our orientation day 18th March in Mount Maunganui!... Read more

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Dna Corporate Commercial Coromandel Penisula, Waikato

Published: 4th March 2020

We are now hiring 20 people to work on our kiwifruit orchards. We are looking for people who are energetic hard... Read more

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Mubwons Ltd Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 4th March 2020

We are looking for people to join a great team of Kiwi Fruit Pickers for our 2020 Harvest seasonThe work will... Read more

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vine work management whakatane, Bay of Plenty

Published: 1st March 2020

50 backpacks workers needed*NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED*Hi everyonewe are looking for backpacks to join us in... Read more

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Mubwons Ltd Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 22nd February 2020

Looking for workers to join our Kiwi Fruit Picking team for 2020 Kiwi Fruit Harvest.We are taking applications... Read more

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New Zealand Rural Xperience TE PUKE, Bay of Plenty

Published: 19th February 2020

KIWIFRUIT PICKING positions - NZ Rural Xperience ! ! !STUDY HARD + WORK HARD + PLAY HARD !!!Come join our... Read more

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Apt horticulture Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 7th January 2020

Trunk GirdlingMust be physically fit$19-$40 per hour depending on fitness and work qualityPaid by production.... Read more

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Mubwons Ltd Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 5th January 2020

Looking for workers to join our Kiwi Fruit Picking team for 2020 Kiwi Fruit Harvest.We are taking applications... Read more

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the contractor Te puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 19th October 2019

Hello everyone,For you that like to work outside come with us on the kiwifruit industry and make some money.... Read more

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Corogrow Kiwifruit Ltd WHENUAKITE, Waikato

Published: 16th October 2019

We are a family owned and operated business that requires staff to work in our kiwifruit orchards starting middle... Read more

Kiwifruit Orchards Workers Needed

Lakshraj Services Limited Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 15th October 2019

Hello people,We are looking for people for summer work in kiwifruit orchards for next 2 weeks. This hourly work is... Read more

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BAAZ HORTICULTURE LTD te puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 14th October 2019

hi guyswe are looking guys for work in kiwi farm .long hours. you get$19.50 an hours.work in te puke area.... Read more

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BAAZ HORTICULTURE LTD te puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 13th October 2019

WE ARE LOOKING WORKERS FOR COMING SESSION WILL START ONTHIS MONDAY TO NEXT 6 MONTHS . WE WILL HELP TO FIND... Read more

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Baaz horticulture ltd Te puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 10th October 2019

We are looking for worker up coming summer session. Good pay rate.we will help you find accommodation. range... Read more

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BAAZ HORTICULTURE LTD te puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 10th October 2019

HI     WE ARE LOOKING WORKERS FOR COMING SESSION WILL START ON THIS  MONDAY TO NEXT 6 MONTHS .  WE WILL HELP... Read more

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Bay Kiwis Limited tauranga,katikati, te puna, Bay of Plenty

Published: 23rd April 2019

We are an Orchard Management Company based in Tauranga Bay of Plenty. We are a well known and respected local... Read more

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Ds aujla limited Te puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 21st April 2019

D.S AUJLA  Limited is  looking for enthusiastic and reliable people to join our teamCONTRACT + HOURLY You... Read more

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C & S Management Services Ltd Te puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 10th April 2019

We are looking 10 workers for kiwifruit picking.You guys can get accommodation and ride if anyone needed.Weekly... Read more

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Papamoa Kiwifruit Horticulture Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 17th February 2019

Papamoa HorticultureWe are a Kiwifruit Company , who will be looking for Orchard workers doing fruit picking... Read more

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Vine enterprises Tauranga , Bay of Plenty

Published: 18th December 2018

Hi , My company looking for Kiwifruit casual worker around 8 to 10 . Most work around Tauranga, Te Puna area. Pls... Read more

Seasonal Work In Hastings 2018

CANDO LTD Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 16th September 2018

We are looking for few people for some farm and orchard work near Hastings. Jobs are paid hourly $17.82/Hr. Must... Read more

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CANDO LTD Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 18th June 2018

We are looking for supervisor - team leader to run our team(10 people) in Opotiki and Whakatane. Must have own... Read more

Kiwifruit Picking in NZ

Kiwi's are one of New Zealand’s biggest exports, with more than $1.9 billion of them exported each year. This is great news for the New Zealand economy, but its a problem for growers, because Kiwi’s are very labour intensive to harvest. This short term requirement for labour represents a great opportunity for backpackers to earn a little extra cash to pay for their travels.

So if you want to explore New Zealand, but don’t quite have the budget to pull it off. Kiwi fruit picking could be the answer. During fruit picking season jobs are easy to come by and some picking jobs also come with food and accommodation.

So in this guide, we’re going to look at how the fruit picking industry works. We’ll show you where to find the best jobs, what time of year to come, what you can expect to earn and what documents you’ll need to work legally in the country.

When is Kiwifruit picking season

The Kiwi picking season lasts for three months from late March to early June. You will find fruit picking jobs advertised from mid-October through to March the following year. The best-paying jobs with transport and accommodation go early so make sure you start looking in good time.

Where to pick

Kiwifruits are fairly hardy and can be grown almost anywhere in New Zealand. But you will find the greatest concentration of orchids in the Bay of Plenty region, especially near the town of Te Puke (pronounced teh-pook-ee), 28 kilometres southeast of Tauranga. This small town is located on the northeastern tip of the North Island, which is an area of significant conservation interest.

While beautiful, Te Puke may be a little off the beaten track for some travellers. For those seeking work closer to civilization, smaller concentrations of orchards can be found in the Auckland, Gisbourne, Northland and Nelson regions. However, travellers may find it difficult to obtain a work permit in these regions, especially Auckland.

How much can you make picking Kiwifruit

There are two types of Kiwi fruit, gold and green. Green is the most popular fruit and the easiest to pick. Green kiwi fruit pickers are usually paid by the bin, with bin rates varying between NZ$18-$26. Most pickers are paired and should be able to fill two bins per hour. This works out at an hourly rate of NZ$18-$26 per hour. During your first few days, however, you will earn less because it takes a little time to get up to speed.

Gold kiwis are more fragile and require greater care when picking. For this reason, gold kiwi fruit pickers are usually paid by the hour. Experienced pickers can expect to earn around NZ$18 per hour. So there isn’t much difference between the two rates. Beginners will find it easier to find green picking jobs, however.

Some employers may also provide accommodation and transport with the job. These are often the most sought after jobs and go quickly, so you will need to get in early. Full season pickers may also receive a bonus at the end of the season which could amount to as much as NZ$2 per bin.

Kiwi fruit picking is a good way to earn a little extra cash to pay for your holiday. While its hard work, it’s also great fun and you will most likely meet other like-minded travellers while you are there. Many people choose to go on exploring together once the picking season is over.