Get started with our New to Seasonal Worker Guide

If you are not a New Zealand citizen or do not have New Zealand residency, you must have a valid work permit or work visa to be employed in horticulture and viticulture work in New Zealand.  Your employer may ask to sight proof that you are entitled to work.

Are you a seasonal worker or interested in becoming one? NZKGI have produced a guide for seasonal workers in New Zealand. This contains important information that you need to know when working in New Zealand. Click here to download the fact sheet

Looking for how you can stitch together multiple seasonal roles? Check out this resource for the Nelson/Tasman region to get an idea of what you can do across 12 Months of the Year

Working Visas

The ideal way to tour New Zealand, make money and have some fun. New Zealand has agreements with 41 countries for people to enjoy seasonal work here. The New Zealand Working Holiday Scheme (WHS) work permit or work visa allows you to be in New Zealand for up to 12 months.


Recognised Seasonal Employer Policy (RSE).

Horticulture and viticulture employers with RSE status bring groups of temporary workers from overseas to work for up to seven months of the year under this scheme.


Valuable information.

We have listed many informative and interesting links for you to gain as much information as you can so you can make an informed decision about where to you would like to visit and stay while in New Zealand.

Accommodation Types

Where to live. It’s easy to pick, play and stay in every region.

There are types of accommodation in New Zealand to suit everyone and every budget.


Find Seasonal Work across NZ

Looking for a new seasonal job in New Zealand’s fruit and vegetable industries? Find seasonal jobs across NZ on PickNZ’s Job Board.

Check out the New Zealand Seasonal Work Scheme if you need support to take up seasonal hort work.

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