Kiwifruit Picking Jobs for Backpackers

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Kiwifruit Picking 2024 ($27.10 – $32.94 Per Bin)

Oropi Management Services LTD

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

We are looking for staff to pick kiwifruit for this 2024 harvest season!Oropi Management Services LTD are a family owned and operated Kiwifruit Management Company...

We are looking for staff to pick kiwifruit for this 2024 harvest season!Oropi Management Services LTD are a family owned and operated Kiwifruit Management Company...

Kiwi Fruit Picking

BAAZ HORTICULTURE LTD

Bay of plenty, Bay of Plenty

We are looking kiwifruit picking workers for this season.Hours: Between 8am – 5:30pm depending on work load 7 days a week (Picking days depends on weather and on...

19d ago

We are looking kiwifruit picking workers for this season.Hours: Between 8am – 5:30pm depending on work load 7 days a week (Picking days depends on weather and on...

Kiwifruit Picking 2024 ($27.10 – $32.94 Per Bin)

Oropi Management Services LTD

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

We are looking for staff to pick kiwifruit for this 2024 harvest season!Oropi Management Services LTD are a family owned and operated Kiwifruit Management Company...

26d ago

We are looking for staff to pick kiwifruit for this 2024 harvest season!Oropi Management Services LTD are a family owned and operated Kiwifruit Management Company...

Kiwifruit Picking

Angitu Limited

Tauranga/Te puke, Bay of Plenty

we are looking for reliable people with a good work ethic, who can handle physical work and enjoy being outside, for our kiwifruit harvest.* Immediate startWe...

1mth ago

we are looking for reliable people with a good work ethic, who can handle physical work and enjoy being outside, for our kiwifruit harvest.* Immediate startWe...

Orchard Supervisor

Oropi Management Services LTD

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Oropi Management Services Ltd is a family-owned and operated Kiwifruit Orchard Management company. Since our inception in 2007, we have been dedicated to producing...

2mth ago

Oropi Management Services Ltd is a family-owned and operated Kiwifruit Orchard Management company. Since our inception in 2007, we have been dedicated to producing...

Forklift Operator Wanted For Kiwifruit Harvest Season

Oropi Management Services LTD

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

We're gearing up for the kiwifruit harvest season and are on the hunt for a skilled Forklift Operator to join our dynamic team. If you're passionate about horticulture...

2mth ago

We're gearing up for the kiwifruit harvest season and are on the hunt for a skilled Forklift Operator to join our dynamic team. If you're passionate about horticulture...

Seasonal Packhouse Work - Te Puke

Trevelyan's Pack & Cool Ltd.

TE PUKE, Bay of Plenty

Applications open online ONLY: https://trevelyan.co.nz/Looking for seasonal kiwifruit work with a fun and inclusive team? At Trevelyan’s, you’ll get just...

2mth ago

Applications open online ONLY: https://trevelyan.co.nz/Looking for seasonal kiwifruit work with a fun and inclusive team? At Trevelyan’s, you’ll get just...

Tractor And Forklift Operators For Kiwifruit Harvest

Oropi Management Services LTD

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Are you skilled in operating tractors and forklifts? We're looking for dedicated individuals to join our team for the upcoming kiwifruit harvest season. At Oropi...

3mth ago

Are you skilled in operating tractors and forklifts? We're looking for dedicated individuals to join our team for the upcoming kiwifruit harvest season. At Oropi...

Class 4 & 5 Truck Drivers Kiwifruit Harvest

Oropi Management Services LTD

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Calling All Professional Truck Drivers! Are you an experienced Class 4 or 5 truck driver looking for a new opportunity? Join us at Oropi Management Services Ltd. for...

3mth ago

Calling All Professional Truck Drivers! Are you an experienced Class 4 or 5 truck driver looking for a new opportunity? Join us at Oropi Management Services Ltd. for...

 

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The Farm

Pyes Pa,, Bay of Plenty

Hi, we are a family of 4, a real Kiwi family I farm sheep and my husband grows kiwi fruit we have both carried on in the industry we have grown up in. We have a 7y and...

8mth ago

Hi, we are a family of 4, a real Kiwi family I farm sheep and my husband grows kiwi fruit we have both carried on in the industry we have grown up in. We have a 7y and...

Orchard Work Available

Freshco

Hastings, Hawke's Bay

WE ARE HIRING:Freshco is currently seeking for individuals to join our orchard team, we have work opportunities in apples, kiwifruit and grapes.As well as...

9mth ago

WE ARE HIRING:Freshco is currently seeking for individuals to join our orchard team, we have work opportunities in apples, kiwifruit and grapes.As well as...

 

Kiwi Fruit Picker

vine work management Premium Employer

Whakatāne, Bay of Plenty

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED*Hi everyonewe are looking for workers to join us in kiwifruit hoticulture industry in whakatane and opotiki ( bay of plenty, North island)....

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED*Hi everyonewe are looking for workers to join us in kiwifruit hoticulture industry in whakatane and opotiki ( bay of plenty, North island)....

 

Kiwifruit Picking

VICK N S LIMITED

Opotiki, Bay of Plenty

VICK N S LIMITED is a horticultural contracting business based in Opotiki.Picking is on contractBin rate $23-$30depends on the size of the bins we pick all...

VICK N S LIMITED is a horticultural contracting business based in Opotiki.Picking is on contractBin rate $23-$30depends on the size of the bins we pick all...

 

Kiwi Orchard Picker

vine work management Premium Employer

Whakatane, Bay of Plenty

*NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED*Hi everyonewe are looking for workers to join us in kiwifruit hoticulture industry in whakatane and opotiki ( bay of plenty, North...

*NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED*Hi everyonewe are looking for workers to join us in kiwifruit hoticulture industry in whakatane and opotiki ( bay of plenty, North...

 

Kiwi Orchard Work

vine work management Premium Employer

Whakatāne, Bay of Plenty

Kiwi fruit summer work Availablelocation Opotiki, Whakatane- we need more than 100+ workers- Accommodation is available- we provide transportation to...

Kiwi fruit summer work Availablelocation Opotiki, Whakatane- we need more than 100+ workers- Accommodation is available- we provide transportation to...

Horticulture Worker

PB HORTICULTURE

Gisborne

Looking for workers to do various horticultural jobs:1. Kiwifruit summer jobs and then move onto kiwifruit harvest2. Apple harvest3. Packhouse jobs - Limited...

1yr+ ago

Looking for workers to do various horticultural jobs:1. Kiwifruit summer jobs and then move onto kiwifruit harvest2. Apple harvest3. Packhouse jobs - Limited...

Kiwifruit Summer Work

Kiwi quality Contracting LTD

Tepuke, Bay of Plenty

Kiwifruit summer workStart ASAPBest per hour rateContact Parm02040654219

1yr+ ago

Kiwifruit summer workStart ASAPBest per hour rateContact Parm02040654219

Kiwi Fruit Jobs

Top produce limited

Bay of planty, Bay of Plenty

We are hiring kiwifruit workers, the employee will be conducting kiwifruit vine training jobs,summer and picking work, etc.!!Good hourly and contract rates are...

1yr+ ago

We are hiring kiwifruit workers, the employee will be conducting kiwifruit vine training jobs,summer and picking work, etc.!!Good hourly and contract rates are...

Kiwifruit Summer Work

PSG Horticulture LTD

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

We’re looking for energetic people to join our team for the busy Kiwifruit season around the Tauranga region. No experience is required as training will be provided...

1yr+ ago

We’re looking for energetic people to join our team for the busy Kiwifruit season around the Tauranga region. No experience is required as training will be provided...

Kiwifruit Orchard Worker

Veera Enterprises Limited

Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Job DescriptionCrush TippingFlower Bud ThinningFruit ThinningVine TrainingZero leafNo experience required- Training providedAccommodation...

1yr+ ago

Job DescriptionCrush TippingFlower Bud ThinningFruit ThinningVine TrainingZero leafNo experience required- Training providedAccommodation...

Kiwifruit Orchard Worker

Veera Enterprises Limited

Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Looking for staff on a kiwifruit Orchard.Work - flower bud thinning, crush tipping, zero leaf, fruit thinning.No experience required. Training provided- just...

1yr+ ago

Looking for staff on a kiwifruit Orchard.Work - flower bud thinning, crush tipping, zero leaf, fruit thinning.No experience required. Training provided- just...

Kiwi Fruit Thinning

Paul enterprises ltd

Edgecumbe, Bay of Plenty

$23 per hour plus 8%Kiwi fruit thining summer jobs available!!? APPLY NOW‼️WE ARE LOOKING TO START AROUND 10TH OF OCTOBER WE NEED 90 PEOPLE TO JOIN OUR TEAM...

1yr+ ago

$23 per hour plus 8%Kiwi fruit thining summer jobs available!!? APPLY NOW‼️WE ARE LOOKING TO START AROUND 10TH OF OCTOBER WE NEED 90 PEOPLE TO JOIN OUR TEAM...

Kiwi Fruit Picking

Mubwons Ltd

Tauranga / Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Looking for workers to join our Kiwi Fruit Picking team for 2021 Kiwi Fruit Harvest.We are taking applications for our harvest season 2022Harvest will start...

2yr+ ago

Looking for workers to join our Kiwi Fruit Picking team for 2021 Kiwi Fruit Harvest.We are taking applications for our harvest season 2022Harvest will start...

Factory Hand

Opal

Motueka, Nelson

DescriptionWe are on the lookout for candidates to join our team as Factory Hand who will be working our Apple and Kiwifruit Packhouse, based in Motueka supporting...

2yr+ ago

DescriptionWe are on the lookout for candidates to join our team as Factory Hand who will be working our Apple and Kiwifruit Packhouse, based in Motueka supporting...

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.