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New Zealand Seasonal Work Scheme

If you want to take up seasonal horticulture or viticulture work for a minimum of 6 weeks, for 30 hours or more and need support, we may be able to help through the New Zealand Seasonal Work Scheme.

You don’t have to be on a benefit to qualify for the scheme.  Before you start a seasonal job, talk with us to see if you’re eligible.

For more information check out New Zealand Seasonal Work Scheme – Work and Income or call us on 0800 779 009.
Connected is an MSD site setup post Covid, and is a one-stop-shop for job-seekers to find work, employers to find support or staff, and info about post-Covid government initiatives. To find staff, the site links to ‘Jobs during Covid’ below.

Jobs during Covid / Keep New Zealand Working
MSD site to help pair job seekers with employers in the wake of Covid-19.

Student campaign: Discover Possible, Dream Different
MSD site for students targeted at tertiary students leaving study. The site links to various other job sites and various employment tools.

New Zealand NOW: Your guide to living & working in New Zealand
A promotional govt website which details moving to live, work, study or invest in NZ.

Start a career in horticulture

Find out all that you need to know about starting a career in the horticulture industry at GoHorticulture, which has information on training, internship opportunities and job listings.

Types of Roles

Training, Study, and Leadership Opportunities

Online Hort 101 Taster Course – Free

Contact Regional Career Progression Manager

Permanent Jobs and Internships


Let’s Grow
An apprenticeship program run by Primary ITO. Employers and people looking to become an apprentice can register through the site, where Primary ITO will then organise and support the

Youth job sites:

Student Job Search
For recruiting university students, Student Job Search provides a free service for advertising roles. They also include an over the phone background check on applicants.

Youth Employer
A free service that enables workplaces to register interest in hiring 16-24-year-olds. The site also enables employers to have profiles which list opportunities (other than just jobs) for youths to develop job seeking skills, eg. business walk throughs, CV reviews, mentoring.

Paid services:

Job advertising services that are widely used nationwide, but aren’t specific to horticulture without filtering results. Mixed results from advertising due to lack of specificity.

The main two:


Trade Me Jobs

Backpacker & migrant job sites:

An all-in-one backpacker site to find jobs and anything else needed to live and work as a backpacker. It is free for employers to list short term or temporary roles unless they are a recruitment agency.

Seasonal Jobs
A very basic, but free, job site that primarily targets backpackers for seasonal work across all industries. The site also caters to kiwis wanting seasonal work.

New Kiwis
New Kiwis is a free site by the Auckland Chamber of Commerce site for employers to find skilled staff with international experience and qualifications. The site has a database of CVs, and can offer to shortlist candidates at no cost.

Info for jobseekers & attraction campaigns:

Opportunities Grow Here

This MPI website and promotion campaign was set up to promote opportunities in the primary industries in the wake of Covid-19.


The Summerfruit NZ campaign is promoting summer harvest jobs for summerfruit.

Wine Jobs Online

Further job sites:

For a list of any and all job sites including region specific sites, check this out


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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