Kiwifruit Picking Jobs for Backpackers

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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...

4mth 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...

4mth 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...

Kiwifruit Winter Pruning

Oropi Management Services LTD

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Ready to turn over a new leaf this winter? Be part of our team in shaping the future of kiwifruit farming!About us:Oropi Management Services LTD is a family...

5mth ago

Ready to turn over a new leaf this winter? Be part of our team in shaping the future of kiwifruit farming!About us:Oropi Management Services LTD is a family...

 

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)....

 

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...

Packhouse Work

Trevelyan's Pack & Cool Ltd.

Te Puke (310 No.1 Road), Bay of Plenty

Packhouse work starting March 2023At Trevelyan’s, we welcome people just like you to join our kiwifruit Packhouse and orchard teams for 2023. No matter your age...

9mth ago

Packhouse work starting March 2023At Trevelyan’s, we welcome people just like you to join our kiwifruit Packhouse and orchard teams for 2023. No matter your age...

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...

10mth 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

 

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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...

1yr+ 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...

1yr+ 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 Workers Wanted

Prokiwi

Paengaroa, Bay of Plenty

Kiwifruit Thinning orchard workPro Kiwi are now on the hunt for people to join the team for the next phase of preparation.We are working to make it much...

2yr+ ago

Kiwifruit Thinning orchard workPro Kiwi are now on the hunt for people to join the team for the next phase of preparation.We are working to make it much...

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.