Apple pickers/ packers

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at kaiaponi farms LTD (view profile)
Location gisborne, New Zealand
Date Posted 17/01/2024
Category Apples and Pears
Job Type Need Staff Soon
Number of Roles Available 20
Start Date 2024/02/07
End Date 2024/04/24
Starting Rate $22.70 base rate with bin/hourly incentives
Job Benefits Accommodation


Kaiaponi Orchard Ltd and Kaiaponi Post Harvest Ltd are a progressive Gisborne based operation growing apples/ feijoas and kiwifruit.

We are currently recruiting for a variety of positions for our upcoming '24 harvest season starting on the 7th of February and running through till the end of the season.


This job involves picking a variety of fruit.....

  • Firstly apples then transitioning to kiwifruit and Feijoas later in the season. There is ladder work and heavy lifting involved so a high level of physical fitness is required.
  • Competitive payrates are offered and vary between variety of fruit.


Day shift starting 7th Feb and running through till the end of July (approx.)

  • Hours/days – Monday – Friday (with some Saturdays possibly) 7am – 5.30pm
  • Competitive pay rates and incentives offered

We are looking specifically for quality control staff and experienced forklift drivers for this shift.


Night shift starting 12th Feb and running through till the end of May (approx.)

  • Hours/days – Monday – Friday, 6pm – 11.30pm
  • Competitive pay rates and incentives offered

We will be looking for a range of staff with experience in quality control, packing/grading, stacking/strapping (heavy lifting required), forklift drivers, scanners and line operators.

Accommodation and onsite camping available (limited spaces).

Must have a valid work visa, Please note that we are  unable to employ SSE visa holders.

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Job Requirements

Must have a valid work visa and currently be in New Zealand
Must have reliable transport
Must be physically able to lift 18-20 kgs

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