Ready to work,
travel and play?
Do you know your grading from your stacking?
Take your pick from a variety of jobs.
With a wide variety of roles on offer for the 12 weeks of employment,
there’s truly something for everybody. Available positions include:
grading quality of fruit.
packing fruit into bins, boxes, cartons, trays etc.
repacking fruit into other boxes and cartons, which might be required based on quality issues or opportunities.
stack the graded & packed fruit.
putting trays together for the packers.
pruning (after the packing season).
See what these jobs involve
Watch the videos below to get a feel for the different roles.
We make it easy for you to start your next adventure.
At Agri Labour Australia, we want to make it as simple and stress-free as possible for you to live
and work in New Zealand. That’s why we’ve taken care of things like employment, accommodation
and flights – so you’re free to to enjoy every second of your travels.
Twelve weeks guaranteed packing work in the iconic New Zealand kiwifruit season
Accommodation whilst working, at a small cost to you
Flight costs, up to $800 + transport from the airport to your workplace
On-site Agri Labour Australia representative to answer your questions and offer 24/7 support
Endless opportunity and adventure to explore everything New Zealand has to offer
Who is Agri Labour Australia?
We’re all about creating a community of happy candidates.
Founded in 2010, Agri Labour Australia is a industry-leading specialist in agricultural recruitment – placing thousands of candidates in successful placements every year across Australia and beyond. Since we started our business, we’ve always focused on building a warm sense of community and on-the-ground support for all our candidates, and our team works hard to ensure every candidate feels like a valued part of the wider Agri Labour Australia family.
Everything you need to know about your working holiday in New Zealand.
Who is eligible for the opportunity?
Everyone from school leavers to middle-aged professionals is welcome to join us for kiwi season! You must be at least 17 years old and reasonably physically fit.
Can I choose the job I want to do?
Within reason. ALA will take candidates’ preferences into account when allocating jobs and shifts, but this may change depending on Apata’s operational requirements.
What happens if either country locks down due to
In the event of either country locking down and/or travel not being possible due to COVID-19, ALA can offer candidates great alternative placements at desirable locations right across Australia. Apata Travel Agents book flexible flights and make arrangements to ensure that candidates will not lose money if bookings are cancelled.
When does the work placement begin?
You’ll arrive in New Zealand in March 2022, with the season running from the middle of March to June.
Where are the roles located?
The packhouses are located in the Bay of Plenty, within 40km of Tauranga
What does the job involve?
These manual labour roles involve grading, packing, repacking and stacking, with potential opportunities for forklift positions, depending on relevant industry experience and qualifications. Workers will be expected to work a minimum of 35 hours each week with hours spread over five days.
How much can I expect to earn?
Alit ma nonsedis vendit ommodita quas reri. Flights and accommodation will be deducted from wages upon commencement and candidates will receive an end of season bonus equivalent to negotiated flight reimbursement at the cessation of placement.
Do I need a visa?
You won’t need a visa if you are an Australian citizen. If you are in Australia on a working rights visa, your recruiter can provide additional information on what process you may need to undertake.
What if I want to leave early?
If you want to finish up before the end of your placement you can leave at any time – you would, however, forfeit your flight reimbursement.
Who can I talk to with questions whilst I am there?
If you have any questions or concerns, you can come to your friendly ALA representative or your Apata supervisor. You can also enquire with the employment office which is present on every site.
Can I work and live with my friends?
We encourage people to apply with their friends, and will endeavour to place groups in accommodation together.
What if I want to work for longer than the twelve weeks?
Further opportunities are often available – you can talk to your ALA representative about taking up a different role within the industry in New Zealand or Australia. Apata has repacking and winter pruning jobs which may be suitable for candidates who are seeking ongoing employment opportunities.
Do I need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be able to take part?
Yes, all workers must have received two doses of a recognised COVID-19 vaccine.
Who is Apata?
To bring candidates this opportunity, Agri Labour Australia has partnered with leading New Zealand business Apata – a company that provides specialist services to the kiwifruit and avocado industries. With over 30 years of experience in offering postharvest support, Apata is considered a true leader in the field, and prides itself on having the very best technology, systems and staff.
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