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Work and play in Hawke's Bay

PickNZ Hawkes Bay mapWidely regarded as the fruit bowl of New Zealand, Hawke's Bay is New Zealand's largest growing region with the largest range of produce.

More than half of New Zealand's apples are produced here and 40% of the nation's summerfruit, or stone fruit. Therefore, seasonal work opportunities are nearly year round.

26 July 2016

The harvest period has ended in the Hawke's Bay region and the next big demand for seasonal labour will be from mid November.

The Hawke's Bay picknz office closed for the winter period and will reopen on the 25th October 2016
The pipfruit industry is looking for permanent workers who are interested in fruit production.  If you are a NZ citizen or NZ resident check out this site:


Email picknz if you are interested in a career in horticulture.

Our office is in the PGG Wrightson site, 135 Maraekakaho rd, HASTINGS.

We have a fast track IRD number service

If you are in Hawke's Bay please come to our office during opening hours to register as a jobseeker - bring your passport and evidence of work visa with you.  We cannot guarantee work.

Apple thinning will begin mid to late November and will run until Christmas.  Apple harvesting will begin mid February and will run until the end of April.  Most of the jobs require that you have your own transport.  The worksites are rural and a long way from the available accommodation.

Before you start work for an employer you must sign an employment agreement that is also signed by the employer.  It is advised that you take a photo of the first page of the the agreement showing the business name and address and ask for a copy of the signed agreement.  Keep your own record of what days you worked and the number of hours you worked each day.

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You can phone on 06 8708540 or email
hawkesbay@picknz.co.nz with enquiries.
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Tourist attractions in Hawke's Bay

Hawkes BayThe celebrated lifestyle of Hawke's Bay offers a warm and sunny climate, al fresco dining, safe swimming beaches, good fishing, cafes, vineyards and wine tastings, expansive vistas, shopping and outdoor attractions.

Its many galleries and exhibitions showcase a vibrant arts scene and rich heritage. The city of Napier is home to world-famous examples of art deco architecture, fresh local produce and gourmet food. February boasts the Art Deco Weekend and Harvest Hawke's Bay, just two of many events in the region.

Vibrant Hastings and Havelock North have an easy blend of shops and cafes, and there are other lovely towns and beaches to explore further south in the hinterland, as well as walks and hunting in the surrounding ranges.

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Regional Seasonal Labour Coordinator
PGG Wrightson Site
Cnr Maraekakaho & Orchard Roads,
Hastings 4120
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Phone: +64 6 870 8540
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