Labour & Trade Jobs for Backpackers

Labour & Trade jobs for Backpackers in New Zealand

If you are qualified in a trade, then you might be able to find a short-term job in New Zealand, especially plumbers and electricians are quite sought after. However, you will need to familiarise yourself with New Zealand specifications, and a company might require you to go through a training course. After all, electricity isn't something you want to play around with. Because of that, most companies will prefer someone who can commit for at least three months. Builders and carpenters can find jobs in the area in and around Christchurch, as there is still a lot of work to do after the devastating earthquakes of 2011.

Production Workers

JRyan Contracting Ltd Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 23rd June 2022

PRODUCTION WORKERSOur Hastings based client is looking for staff to assist them with their busy wine bottling... Read more

Construction Labourers

The Labour Exchange Ltd Parnell, Auckland

Published: 3rd June 2022

WANT WORK NOW? WANT TO START EARNING ASAP?CASUAL WORK AVAILABLE!!!The Labour Exchange are looking for... Read more

Kiwifruit Orchard Worker

Encompass Horticulture Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Published: 30th May 2022

Hi there,We are located on a Farm/Orchard north of Katikati, Bay of Plenty.We are looking for a couple to... Read more

Hammerhand/skilled Labourer Needed

Milton Harward Construction Onehunga, Auckland

Published: 24th May 2022

Milton Harward Construction is looking for keen and enthusiastic workers to start work as soon as possible.Duties... Read more

Construction Labourers - Concrete Construction (multiple Positions)

Gallivan Group Ltd Auckland Central (CBD), Auckland

Published: 21st May 2022

Gallivan Group Ltd handpicks its people!We are an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer!As an innovative young... Read more

Formwork Hammer Hands (multiple)

Gallivan Group Ltd Auckland Central (CBD), Auckland

Published: 21st May 2022

Gallivan Group Ltd handpicks its people!We are an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer!As an innovative young... Read more

Formwork Carpenters (multiple)

Gallivan Group Ltd Auckland Central (CBD), Auckland

Published: 21st May 2022

Gallivan Group Ltd handpicks its people!We are an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer!As an innovative young... Read more

Orchard Construction Superstars!

M J Cave Contracting Ltd Hawkes Bay, Hawke's Bay

Published: 18th May 2022

We are currently looking to employ general laborers for fixed term contracts to start end of July/start of August... Read more

Skilled Labourer

The Labour Exchange Ltd Parnell, Auckland

Published: 17th May 2022

LOOKING FOR SKILLED LABOURERS!!We are looking for labourers to join our team on a job site in the CBD for one of... Read more

General Labourer

The Labour Exchange Ltd Parnell, Auckland

Published: 17th May 2022

The Labour Exchange are looking for capable and reliable workers to work on a number of our construction sites around... Read more


My Roofing LTD Cromwell, Cromwell

Published: 15th May 2022

We are a small family roofing business in Cromwell Central Otago . we are looking for someone that wants to work... Read more

Factory Workers

JRyan Contracting Ltd Whakatu, Hawke's Bay

Published: 10th May 2022

BACK SHIFT STAFFOur client is looking for the following staff to man their backshift in a manufacturing... Read more

Assembly/factory Assistants

JRyan Contracting Ltd Napier, Hawke's Bay

Published: 10th May 2022

Assembly/Factory AssistantsOur Napier based client is looking for staff to assist them with their busy... Read more

Concrete Foundation Builder Steel Fixer

Otago Foundations Limited Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 6th May 2022

We are looking for foundation builders/steel fixers.$30-40 per hour depending on experience. 40 - 50 hours per... Read more

Casual Nursery Worker

Acers Unlimited NZ Ltd Taranaki, Taranaki

Published: 3rd May 2022

Hi thereWe are looking for casual staff to assist with our Plant Export for a 8 to 10 week period starting later in... Read more

Property Maintenance / Diesel Mechanic / Truck Driver


Published: 1st May 2022

TRUCK DRIVER / DIESEL MECHANIC / PROPERTY MAINTENANCEJob Description:Organic Farm New Zealand (OFNZ) is a... Read more

General Labourer


Published: 1st May 2022

GENERAL LABOURER NEEDEDJob Description:Interested in joining our team working on building renovation and... Read more

Maintenance Technician

Hermitage Hotel Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, Mackenzie

Published: 3rd April 2022

At the Hermitage Hotel, our guests choose to stay with us because of the unique location, amazing views, and the... Read more

Kiwifruit Orchard Development

Encompass Horticulture Katikati, Bay of Plenty

Published: 31st March 2022

Hi there,We are looking for a fit, strong, male to work alongside another male doing orchard construction work... Read more

Formwork Carpenter / Hammerhands

Gallivan Group Ltd Auckland, Auckland

Published: 29th March 2022

Require skilled reinforced concrete crews.Formwork carpenterFormwork hammer handSkilled LabouerLong... Read more

Meat Process Workers

AFFCO Burnham, Christchurch

Published: 24th March 2022

Company DescriptionSouth Pacific Meats, a New Zealand owned, meat processing company has vacancies Now at our... Read more

Process Workers

AFFCO Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 24th March 2022

Company DescriptionAFFCO supplies the world with New Zealand’s finest premium beef and lamb products. We serve... Read more

Workers Required

JRyan Contracting Ltd Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 17th March 2022

We have a number of positions available to suit people wanting day and night shifts.There is factory and outside... Read more

Kiwifruit Packhouse Work

Trevelyan's Pack & Cool Ltd. Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 9th February 2022


Seasonal Kiwifruit Work

Trevelyan's Pack & Cool Ltd. 310 No.1 Road Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Published: 9th February 2022


Apple Packhouse Positions 2022 Season

Wratten Orchards Limited Lower Moutere, Nelson

Published: 19th January 2022

Wratten Orchards Limited is an owner/operated apple orchard located in the Tasman Region, which grows and packs... Read more

Factory Hand

Opal Motueka, Nelson

Published: 6th January 2022

DescriptionWe are on the lookout for candidates to join our team as Factory Hand who will be working our Apple... Read more


Total Access Auckland, Auckland

Published: 27th October 2021

Be part of one of the biggest scaffold companies in NZ, with awesome training & development to advance your career.... Read more

General Labourer

Steelcraft Engineering Otahuhu, Auckland

Published: 6th August 2021

We have on long term work available in the heavy manufacturing industry. If you can follow instructions, don't mind... Read more

Warehouse Staff

LL HIRE Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 29th July 2021


Tradie On A Visa Currently In Nz? Tradestaff Can Help!

Tradestaff Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 15th July 2021

Tradespeople Wanted NOW!!We currently have immediate starts in ongoing roles for: Painters, Drivers, Digger... Read more

General Labourer - Auckland - Start Asap

The Labour Exchange Limited Auckland, Auckland

Published: 22nd June 2021

We have an opportunity with some of Auckland's largest construction clients starting ASAP.What we provide for... Read more

Warehouse Assistant

Adecco Personnel Limited North Shore and Rodney, Auckland

Published: 11th June 2021

We have a warehouse role available in the North Shore and Rodney region.Tasks include; picking and packing... Read more

Landscaping And Native Revegetation Workers

Limb to Limb Tree Care Ltd Clevedon, Auckland

Published: 13th April 2021

Limb to Limb Tree Care Ltd is a New Zealand owned company based in Auckland that focuses on native revegetation and... Read more

Civil Labourer

Franklin Smith Auckland CBD, Auckland

Published: 29th March 2021

What’s in it for you:$22/hr - $27/hr based on experienceTraining and support on offerSkilled and... Read more

Process Workers

The Recruitment Company Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 8th March 2021

PROCESS WORKERSOur Hastings client is looking for Graders, Packers, Machine Operators, Forklift Drivers to... Read more

Pool Installation

Gisborne Contracting LTD Gisborne, Gisborne

Published: 28th February 2021

Casual position over summer months to help install swimming pools in Gisborne.Must be fit, reliable, have vehicle... Read more

Pool Installation And Pool Fence Work

Gisborne Contracting LTD Gisborne, Gisborne

Published: 28th February 2021

Person(s) required to assist in the installation of fiberglass pools until the winter season.Good wages and hours... Read more

Accomodation For Help

Napierfamily Napier, Hawke's Bay

Published: 14th February 2021

We are offering accommodation and meals in exchange for help with renovations of our old villa. Could be a couple of... Read more

Boat Unloaders & Labourers Required

Atemp Nelson, Nelson

Published: 6th January 2021


Arborist, Labourer

Treemendous Tree Service Silverdale, Auckland

Published: 4th November 2020

Arborist, with previous experience climbing, using chainsaws and chippers.Labourers, for general outdoor type... Read more

Casual Factory Worker

Fiordland Lobster Company Ward, Marlborough

Published: 23rd October 2020

Fiordland Lobster Company ( is currently looking for a casual factory worker that can... Read more


Atemp Nelson, Nelson

Published: 14th October 2020

WANT SOME CASUAL WORK????- Atemp has casual work available- Short term and long-term assignments... Read more

Factory Work

Eden Orchards Alexandra, Alexandra

Published: 13th October 2020

Factory work - Short term position Labelling Bottles2 Days work for 2 people9am til 5pm Thurs 15th - Friday... Read more

Orchard Worker

Avocadonz 2020 Waipapa, Northland

Published: 6th October 2020

Worker wanted for a days work on 8th October. Must be fit and reliable. Read more

Factory Work

Atemp Blenheim, South Island

Published: 5th October 2020

*Top of the South Island**********LOCATED IN BLENHEIM ******************COME SEE US ASAP>>>> AND START WORK... Read more


Southward Shelving and Racking Solutions Onehunga, Auckland

Published: 2nd October 2020

2 x labourers needed to unpack racking (frames and beams) from a container and assist to dismantle the frames.... Read more

Brick And Block Layer

Advanced Brick and Block Christcurch, Christchurch

Published: 29th September 2020

We are looking for any skilled brick and block layers that must have at least 3 yrs trade experience, own hand tools,... Read more

Powder Coating Assistant

Trufold Greerton, Bay of Plenty

Published: 22nd September 2020

Trufold Products is a medium to large sized powder coating business based in Tauranga.We are an extremely busy... Read more

Construction Labourer

Envision Labour Hire Auckland, Auckland

Published: 13th September 2020

Needing skilled and general labourers for ongoing roles in Auckland.$20-$25ph depending on experience. Read more

Marquee Team Member

LL HIRE Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Published: 2nd September 2020

LL Wedding & Event Hire is looking for staff for Summer.The job entails a hard working attitude, physical fitness... Read more

Irrigation Installer

Thinkwater Hawke’s Bay Napier, Hawke's Bay

Published: 7th August 2020

Irrigation Installer.Plumbing, drain laying or irrigation experience preferred, but not essential. 5-6 days per... Read more

Weeding Around Native Plants

Nick & Anna Stead Dairy Flat, Auckland

Published: 8th May 2020

Still needing peopleWe are looking for two people to weed around some native trees that were planted last year.... Read more

Furniture Mover And Driver - Two Men And A Truck, Napier


Published: 5th March 2020

Welcome Back Back Packers! We've Missed You!Furniture Mover and Driver - Two Men and a Truck, NapierWe operate... Read more

Work And Play In The Marlborough Sounds

Deep Bay Awapara Island, Marlborough

Published: 9th February 2020

Hi AllThis a chance to come visit one of New Zealand's most beautiful surrounds and enjoy kayaking, swimming,... Read more

Powder Coating Assistant

Trufold Tauranga Greerton, Bay of Plenty

Published: 19th January 2020

Trufold Products is a medium to large sized powder coating business based in Tauranga.We are an extremely busy... Read more

Carpenter Wanted For Casual Or Weekend Work - $35/hr

King St Albans, Christchurch

Published: 26th December 2019

Hi, i have quite a few days work available for an experienced Carpenter. The work includes rebuilding a fence,... Read more

Help Out In The Garden

Mcleods Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 25th November 2019

We are a New Zealand family looking for help around the garden for 7-10 days (4 hours work per day) - start... Read more


Cameron Building Solutions Auckland ltd Ohakune, Taranaki

Published: 20th November 2019

Carpenters or experienced hammerhands required for a major renovation on a historic building in Ohakune, Central... Read more


German Master Designs Ltd Auckland City, Auckland

Published: 12th November 2019

Busy Painting & Decorating business is looking for Full time trained painter over the summer months.Must have... Read more

Meat Process Worker

Kelly Services Porirua, Wellington

Published: 3rd November 2019

Hours: Day and Night Shifts availableOvertime: May be requiredLocation:... Read more

Boat Maintenance

Free N Easy Bucklands Beach, Auckland, Auckland

Published: 23rd October 2019

Help Wanted to seal and paint the bottom of our boat.Must be done on Saturdays and Sundays only. Weather... Read more

Auckland Dishwashing Staff

GLOBELET Otara, Auckland

Published: 14th October 2019

Do you love doing the dishes?Have you always had a burning desire to just wash cups?Probably not, but if... Read more


Enterprise Recruitment Alexandra, Alexandra

Published: 10th September 2019

We are in need of two laborers to start work Tuesday to Friday next week 17th to 20thHour: 8:30am to 4:30pm in... Read more

Marquee Installer/hire Asistant

Marquee and Event Hire Timaru, South Island

Published: 6th September 2019

We require a suitable person to assist in the installation of marquees at various events throughout South Canterbury... Read more

Strong Muscles For Moving House

N/A Westmorland, Christchurch

Published: 18th August 2019

Hi. I need two strong guys to help my professional removalist this Friday the 23rd. I would need you from 7:30 am... Read more

Hairdresser Barber

The Local BarberShop Nelson Nelson, Nelson

Published: 13th August 2019

Experienced hairdresser/barber is needed for a small busy shop on the fringe of sunny Nelson city over the summer... Read more

Marquee Team Member


Published: 18th July 2019

I repeat this is NOT an office job! A role at L.L is rare. It doesn’t come along everyday, but this may be your... Read more


Hirestaff Auckland, Auckland

Published: 14th July 2019

5x Labourers needed for ongoing assignment in Mt Roskill, Auckland.Steel cap boots, high vis and hard hat needed.... Read more

General Maintenance

Pettit Cambridge, Waikato

Published: 9th July 2019

Hi there,We have an opportunity come up for an enthusiastic and hard-working individual or couple.Types of work... Read more


Alsop Joinery Sockburn, Christchurch

Published: 8th June 2019

Qualified Joiner required for long term or short term. Timber and kitchen work.Must have work visa.Thanks Read more

Driver / Builders Labourer

Brownie Construction Queenstown, Queenstown

Published: 4th June 2019

We are looking for a part time / Full time driver who is happy work 7:30 to 5:30 but flexible with times.Job... Read more

Construction Labourers - City Centre

New Zealand Labour Hire Christchurch, Christchurch

Published: 22nd May 2019

Travelling New Zealand and need some extra money to do one more bungy jump or see/do something spectacular in this... Read more

Building Labourer

Clark Sumner, Christchurch

Published: 27th April 2019

We require a motivated person do help build a house on the hill in sumner.Working in the great seaside village... Read more

Casual Surveyor Staff - $21.50 An Hour

Gravitas Research Auckland, Auckland

Published: 28th February 2019

Job Summary:We're looking about 25 data collection staff for a market research project. The job involves... Read more

Furniture Unloading

Samuel Lake Hawea, Wanaka

Published: 19th February 2019

1 days work. Helping unload furniture truck. Can pick up from Wanaka region. Good remuneration for easy work! Read more

General Hands / Labourers

GO Recruit Wellington, Wellington

Published: 11th February 2019

We have long and short term assignments available for* Civil / Construction / General Labourers* Hammer... Read more

Stage/marquee Installers

Stage NZ Ltd Albany, Auckland

Published: 10th February 2019

Looking for 4 x guys to help with the installation of stages/marquees at various events in & around Auckland.Must... Read more


GO Recruit Porirua, Wellington

Published: 28th January 2019

Temp work available for general labouring work on construction sites, furniture moving, traffic control. Porirua -... Read more

Production & Packing Healthy Snacks

Alive Foods/Revive/Frooze Balls Onehunga, Auckland, Auckland

Published: 6th January 2019

We produce health snack products - Frooze Balls. Vegan, wholefoods and delicious.Part of the Revive Cafe Group... Read more

Lawn Mowing

auroratech2009ltd Nelson, Nelson

Published: 22nd December 2018

Im looking for a fit friendly honest hardworking person to assist with the high demand we experience at this time of... Read more

Labour For Boat Builder

Marine service nz North shore, Auckland

Published: 15th December 2018

Boat builder needing someone capable to assist with jobs eg. Vanishing polishing sanding painting.Must be reliable... Read more

Nursery Labour

Rural Design 1984 Ltd Kaiwaka, Northland

Published: 14th December 2018

Temporary Casual Work in our Native plant Nursery for approximately 6 weeks starting 8th January 2019 Read more


ABS Auckland, Auckland

Published: 10th December 2018

Looking for a Gib stopper (plasterer) will be paid hour $20 + Read more

Commercial Plumber

ECL Group Limited  Auckland , Auckland

Published: 22nd November 2018

We are a friendly team of experienced and professional plumbers who are busy with a wide variety of work.We... Read more

Car Rental Assistant

scotties Car rental Miramar, Wellington

Published: 12th October 2018

Come and spend the summer in Wellington and you can work with our busy little car rental company. Good English,... Read more

Paving Labourers

CANDO LTD Labour Hire Hastings, Hawke's Bay

Published: 5th October 2018

CAN DO LTD is currently looking for a ‘Semi Skilled Labourers’ to join our client’s highly skilled & trusted... Read more

General Hand

Wheelie Klean NZ limited Auckland, Auckland

Published: 5th September 2018

We are looking for an all rounder to help with water-blasting, Cleaning of Wheelie Bins with our mobile unit,... Read more

Factory Hand

Slatecrete Paving Limited Ellerslie, Auckland

Published: 15th August 2018

Slatecrete Paving are currently recruiting Factory Staff for their Manufacturing Plant based in Ellerslie, Auckland.... Read more

Exterior Painting

Seamless Coatings Gulf harbour, Auckland

Published: 23rd July 2018

I need help finishing a block of 7 townhouses. 1-2 weeks work, fulltime. Possible other work after on a casual/part... Read more

Seasonal Senior Hair Stylist

Matakana Hair co Matakana , Auckland

Published: 19th July 2018

Qualified senior hairdresser required for a small and friendly salon located in the popular village of Matakana... Read more

Construction Labourer

Egypt ltd Nelson, Nelson

Published: 23rd June 2018

We have 2-4 weeks work working with our team.Work will be based in Nelson close to the city. It is timber work so... Read more

Building Renovation Support Person

Sens Contracting Ltd Feilding, Manawatu

Published: 9th June 2018

Hubby has bitten off more than he can chew and so that we can achieve the renovation in a timely fashion we are... Read more

Rental Car Groomer And Driver

Mode Rentals Mangere, Auckland

Published: 21st February 2018

We are looking for some energetic people to join our team out at Mode Rentals at the airport. We are still in the... Read more

Carpenters/hammerhands And Labourers

Key Skills Recruitment Wellington, Wellington

Published: 12th February 2018


Outdoor Workers

Madison Recruitment Various Locations, Auckland

Published: 8th February 2018

My clients are specialists in maintaining public infrastructure and are looking for a selection of staff to join... Read more


Aero Automotive Airport oaks , Auckland

Published: 20th January 2018

Position available for an experienced qaulifed automotive technician to work on a casual basis for 3-6 months in our... Read more