Berry Picker/Harvester

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at Kaipaki Berries (view profile)
Location Hamilton, New Zealand
Date Posted 21/09/2021
Category Berries
Job Type Need Staff Soon
Number of Roles Available 100
Start Date 2021/10/15
End Date 2022/05/15
Starting Rate $20 per hour
Job Benefits Bucket/bin rate bonuses, Flexi rosters


At Kaipaki berries we normally harvest between November and May.

Some farm work can be quite physical but it’s extremely rewarding. A number of tasks involve manual work including lifting, bending and twisting so workers need to be fit and healthy as well as have a positive attitude. Most of the work is undertaken in supervised teams or groups.

Our polytunnels also create a more pleasant working environment. Being undercover protects our workers from the elements and we grow on tables so we don’t have work at ground-level.

Working at Kaipaki Berries is a great opportunity for people wanting to enter a growing industry and develop their skills. We offer support and development, with a strong emphasis on providing positive working environment.


  • To pick / pack berries into punnets then checked weighed and lidded to the quality and quantity standards stipulated by management.


  • A number of jobs, including picking, are paid on an hourly rate. Quality is very important at Kaipaki Berries and we have company targets. We also set a target for the quantity of berries picked each day.
  • As fruit needs to be picked in the cooler part of the day, so work will often start early in the morning. We usually harvest six or seven days a week, but this does vary depending on the weather, crop timing and market demand.

Please go to the website link below and follow the "work with us" link to express your interest.

  • State the job title "Berry Picker / Harvester" in the message section.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Job Requirements

must not be colour blind

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