Picknz is an initiative of Horticulture New Zealand to ensure our fruit and produce are harvested.
New Zealand has eight main horticulture regions. Their unique weather conditions mean different crops grow better in some regions than others. Use the map on the right hand sidebar to find a job now.
For example, pipfruit (apples and pears) and grapes grow easily in Hawke’s Bay and Nelson, while stonefruit like cherries and apricots grow better in Central Otago. Bay of Plenty is the home of kiwifruit and avocados. The wide range of regions and crops means there is work for both permanent and temporary workers for most months of the year.
PickNZ is the perfect place to help you find work that allows you to experience New Zealand’s famous outdoor lifestyle in some of its most stunning spots. Right around the year, there are job vacancies and excellent careers ready and waiting for you on New Zealand’s beautiful orchards and vineyards. You can harvest, care for and quality check fruit, vegetables and wine grapes, or work inside to prepare them for sale.
There are jobs for young, old, skilled and unskilled people. No experience in horticulture? No problem because full training is provided. All you need is fitness and reliability – and to bring along your enthusiasm!
Visiting New Zealand?
New Zealand has seasonal work permits and visas for people from many countries. Use the regional map to plan your working holiday throughout New Zealand: you can join other travellers on the Harvest Trail, following the sun as it ripens the fruit while exploring New Zealand’s many exciting tourist adventures.
Or are you a New Zealand resident or citizen?
You’re in the right place if you’re looking for seasonal work on offer up to 11 months of the year. Plus we’ve got all the information about changing careers or starting your working life in horticulture – a primary industry with a bright future and broad opportunities.