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Strawberry Pickers & Packers will be needed to start in October to early December.

Seasonal Positions

Why don’t you join our team at Matakana Berry Co  during our annual strawberry picking and packing season? From October through to early December, we need a large number of seasonal workers to help us with our strawberry harvest.

  • The fruit we pick and pack is destined for both the local NZ market and exported overseas.
  • As our crop comes on stream, we need for good employees for picking in our fields and in our packhouse. Our strawberries are packed in our packhouse at Omaha.
  • Packhouse workers are paid on an hourly rate and Pickers are paid by the kg under contract. Remember that picking and packing work is manual labour and you do need to be fit.

If you would like to join our team, we’d love to hear from you. Please read our job description and employment conditions and then fill out our online application form.

Application Form Employment Conditions

Strawberry Pickers & Packers required to start in October!

Strawberry Pickers to start October 2021

We are looking for Strawberry Pickers to pick our strawberries fresh each day.  Pickers will be required to bend for long periods of time whilst performing this task in all weathers.  This job is for a Fixed Term 5-6 days per week from the early October 2021 to the end of November 2021.  Key requirements are:

  • Excellent hand-eye co-ordination.
  • The ability to work well with others.
  • Able to perform laborious tasks repeatedly (involving bending and kneeling).
  • Must be strong enough to lift heavy objects including crates.
  • Be able to work outside in all conditions (wet weather gear will be provided) and start in the early morning (first light).
  • Be flexible as days and hours of work are set around the crop and weather conditions.

If this is something that interests you, please apply through this website or email hr@matakanaberryco.co.nz with your CV and we will be in touch.

Strawberry Packers to start in October 2021

We are looking for Strawberry Packers to pack our strawberries by hand freshly each day.  Packers will be required to stand for long periods of time whilst performing this task.  This job is for a Fixed Term 5-6 days per week from the early October 2021 to the end of November 2021.  Key requirements are:

  • Excellent hand-eye co-ordination.
  • The ability to work well with others.
  • Able to perform laborious tasks repeatedly.
  • Be flexible as days and hours of work are set around the crop.

If this is something that interests you, please apply through this website or email hr@matakanaberryco.co.nz with your CV and we will be in touch.

Full Time Positions

We are always looking for fit, healthy, permanent full-time staff to join our team at Matakana Berry Co Ltd.

  • Do you have previous horticulture experience? This would certainly be an advantage …..
  • Would you like to begin a career / apprenticeship in the horticulture Industry? Get in touch; we are still happy to consider applicants that are keen to work and to learn ….
  • Are you a NZ resident or citizen? This is a pre-requisite. All applicants must be NZ residents or citizens.

If you would like to join our team, we’d love to hear from you. Please read our job description and employment conditions and then fill out our online application form.

Application Form Employment Conditions

Current Full-time & Part-time Positions Available - Sorry no permanent positions available at this time!

Employment Conditions

If you are looking for part-time, non-permanent work during our strawberry picking season, and you are not a New Zealand resident, you will need to apply for either a work permit or holiday working visa. Some nationalities are entitled to working holiday visas, so you should get in touch with a New Zealand embassy or consulate in your own country to find out if you are eligible, and then apply to get a holiday working visa before your arrival in New Zealand.

If you cannot get a working holiday visa you will need to get a work permit. For more information about applying for a work permit and/or determining whether you are eligible, please visit the New Zealand Immigration web site.

All workers need a tax number which you can obtain from the Inland Revenue Department. Getting a New Zealand tax number is a straightforward process. Go to https://www.ird.govt.nz/how-to/irdnumbers/ for more information.

If you’d like a job working in our strawberry packhouse, we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out our online strawberry job application form.

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Application Form

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