Kiwifruit Picking Jobs for Backpackers

Kiwifruit Summer Work - Competitive Rates

Oropi Management Services LTD Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 26th September 2021

Oropi Management Services LTD (established in 2007) are looking for full time staff to join our growing team of... Read more

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Orchad Worker

Paul enterprises ltd Edgecumbe, Bay of Plenty

Published: 17th September 2021

KIWIFRUIT JOB ALERT ?✔️ KIWIFRUIT SUMMER WORKWORKING HOLIDAY VISA OR ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN NZ REQUIRED.... Read more

Kiwifruit Orchard Worker

Opotiki Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 15th September 2021

Hi all, currently we are open for applications for kiwifruit orchard workers in our orchards based in opotiki.The... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Summer Work

Mubwons Ltd Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 7th September 2021

We are looking for 4-5 people to join our team for Orchard Summer work on our Kiwi Fruit Orchard :) We are based... Read more

Kiwifruit Workers Required

Prokiwi Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 7th July 2021

Kiwifruit orchard work – 8 people neededPro Kiwi are now on the hunt for 8 PEOPLE to join the team for the next... Read more

Orchard Development

Encompass Horticulture Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Published: 28th June 2021

Hi there,We have a full time role available with immediate start. The role is developing a new kiwifruit... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Grafting

Knex Green Limited Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 23rd June 2021

We have several position available in Tauranga. Both indoor and outdoor.Working with Kiwifruit plants. ... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Prunning

Opotiki Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 14th June 2021

Hi currently we are open for winter prunning applications in our kiwi fruit orchards in opotiki.Need commitment... Read more

Labourer

Sabre Construction Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 17th March 2021

Sabre Construction urgently require Casual labour to assist with threading of Hail nett sheets for Kiwi fruit... Read more

Kiwifruit Hourly Work

VICK N S LIMITED Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 12th March 2021

KIWIFRUIT HOURLY WORKJOB AVAILABLE 15 POSITIONS AVAILABLE! WHV OR ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN NZ REQUIRED. (Please apply... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Picking 2021

Mubwons Ltd Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 9th March 2021

Looking for workers to join our Kiwi Fruit Picking team for 2021 Kiwi Fruit Harvest.We are taking applications... Read more

Fruit Picking

Farmfield Management Limited Bay Of Plenty, Bay of Plenty

Published: 7th March 2021

Looking Kiwifruit work in TE PUKEWe providing work all around year but now picking season will start soon.... Read more

Orchard Worker

Kiwi Farmer Ltd Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 6th March 2021

Kiwi Fruit picking job:-* We are looking for kiwifruit worker to join our productive and friendly team.* No... Read more

Kiwifruit Canopy Workers Required Contract Rates Min $22.50per Hr + 8% Hol Pay

Cameron Orchards ltd Otamarakau, Bay of Plenty

Published: 4th March 2021

Kiwifruit Canopy workers required to work on our family run orchards based in Otamarakau, Bay of Plenty.Great... Read more

Kiwifruit Picking

Geuze Gisborne, Gisborne

Published: 22nd February 2021

Kiwifruit job alert- Kiwifruit pickingWORKING HOLIDAY VISA OR ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN NZ REQUIREDJob: Kiwifruit... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Picking 2021

Mubwons Ltd Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 21st February 2021

WE ARE HIRING! KIWIFRUIT PICKERS 2021 SEASONWe are currently looking for people interested in kiwifruit picking... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Picking

Bagri Horticulture Limited Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 20th February 2021

Bagri Horticulture Ltd is looking for 15 staff members to run a gang for kiwifruit upcoming Picking Season. It’ll... Read more

Kiwi Fruit

bhalla enterprise limited Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 2nd January 2021

??????????Kiwi fruit thining summer jobs available!!? APPLY NOW‼️WE ARE ALLREADY START LOOKING 50 MORE... Read more

Kiwifruit Orchard Workers

Dna Corporate Commercial Coromandel Peninsula, Waikato

Published: 11th October 2020

We are now hiring 25 people to work on our kiwifruit orchards from next Monday. We are looking for people who are... Read more

Kiwi Fruit Worker

vine work management opotiki, Bay of Plenty

Published: 8th October 2020

Kiwi fruit summer work Availablestarting from 10th of octoberlocation Opotiki, whakatane- we need more... Read more

Horticultural Labourer

Hideaway Nursery Ltd Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Published: 8th October 2020

Located in Katikati in the Bay of Plenty, North Island.Starting Tuesday 12th OctoberLooking for a couple (2... Read more

Kiwifruit Summer Work

Corogrow Kiwifruit Ltd whitianga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 23rd September 2020

We are a family owned and operated business looking for summer staff to work in our kiwifruit orchards from october... Read more

Kiwifruit Summer Pruners And Bud Thinners Required

ArtHouse Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 18th September 2020

UPCOMING SUMMER KIWIFRUIT PRUNING WORK AVAILABLE + ACCOMMODATION, TAURANGA, NZ.We have summer kiwifruit pruning and... Read more

Best Kiwifruit Picking Job

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

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

Kiwifruit Picking

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

Orchard Workers

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

Kiwi Fruit

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

Kiwi Fruit Work

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

Kiwi Fruit Job

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

Kiwifruit Picking

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

Kiwifruit Picking

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

Orchard Worker

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

Kiwifruit

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

Kiwi Orchard Supervisor

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.