Strawberry Planters

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at Matakana Berry Co Ltd (view profile)
Location 256 Omaha Flats Road, Warkworth, New Zealand
Date Posted 29/04/2024
Category Berries
Job Type Need Staff Soon
Number of Roles Available 1
Start Date 2024/05/09
End Date 2024/05/24
Starting Rate $23.15 + Holiday Pay of 8%


PLANTER - 9th May to 24th of May 2024 (Fixed Term Contract)

We are looking for reliable local people to assist with our Strawberry Planting on a Fixed Term Contract for 2-3 weeks duration.


  • Plant Strawberries into holes in the plastic mounds and plant new season plants using tool provided.
  • Set up/move irrigation pipes and maintain ditches as required.
  • General maintenance as required from time to time.


Hours and Days of work change depending on weather and plant supply.  Work is rostered from Monday to Sunday depending on weather and you will be expected to work 5-6 days a week.  Flexibility is required as days and start times change from day to day and week to week and will be communicated with you on a day-by-day basis.

Please note that strawberry plants are grown in mounds at ground level – you will be required to bend for long periods of time whilst performing this task.


  • Must be able to bend for long periods of time.
  • Can work well with others.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination, and be able to perform laborious tasks repeatedly (involves lifting, bending & kneeling)
  • Good strong work ethic and ability to work quickly and methodically.
  • Must have a good level of fitness.
  • Be able to work outside in all conditions (wet weather gear will be provided - You are welcome to use you own).
  • Be flexible as days of work are set around weather and plant availability. The days and hours of work will be communicated to the applicant on a day-by-day basis (generally the day before).
  • Training will be provided to any successful applicants.

Applications will only be accepted from New Zealand Residents and Citizens, and people with valid current work visa's that are already in New Zealand.

Job Requirements

Must be physical fit and able to lift, bend and kneel for long periods.

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