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Bud Thinning - Short Term Only!

Payment: Paid Position ($17.01 (inc holiday pay))
Location: Te Puke & Surrounds
Region: Rotorua & Bay of Plenty
Experience: No Experience Necessary
Contact: Pro Kiwi Limited
Listing Added: 06/10/2017

Kiwifruit Bud Thinning & Tip Crushing - SHORT TERM - 2 WEEKS ONLY

We currently have a crew of awesome backpackers who have been helping us the last couple of months, and Pro Kiwi are now on the hunt for another ANOTHER CREW to join the team for 2 weeks only. 

START DATE:  Immediately

PAY RATE:  You will be working on an hourly rate of: $17.01 per hour (this INCLUDES holiday pay) and you will be working generally any fine day during day light hours (full days, anywhere from 7am to 8pm).

You may have days off when weather turns bad and there may be 'down time' while the sprayers are on the orchard.

SHORT TERM WORK ONLY - This is only for a 2 week contract, to get the work completed, and you must be flexible with the finish date. It may finish earlier or there may be opportunity for ongoing work.

Please note, you will be signing a Casual Employment Agreement which is an 'as and when basis' to meet our operational requirements.

You will be working alongside our permanent staff (various nationalities) and our existing backpacker crew.

The work itself is not labour intensive, but will be squeezing tips (tip crushing) and bud thinning - so rolling buds off, or removing shoots. Also, you will be travelling to multiple orchards in and around the Te Puke area. 


1. Must be able to commit for the 2 week duration and be flexible with the finish date
2. Must have own transport to get to and from the orchards
3. Be at least 170cm tall as you'll reach up into the canopy (not ideal for anyone shorter than 165cm)
4. Ability to listen to instruction, a good understanding of English, and a great work ethic
5. You must hold a valid work permit / working holiday visa for NZ, plus have been issued your IRD number

If you are successful, we require a copy of your Passport in a PDF format, Work Visa and IRD number to do a work clearance with Immigration. You will also sign a Casual Employment Agreement, an IR330 form, and our Hazard & Hygiene Rules.


TO APPLY: Send an online application to Brooke, and you MUST include the following information:
1. A brief summary of your previous work history.
2. Your phone number
3. Transport Details
4. How long are you planning on staying in the area?
5. Where are you currently in NZ? 
6. Your height

Only those applications who meet the requirements and have supplied the information as requested above will be contacted. Due to the large response for jobs, I will endeavour to get in touch within 24 hours. If you have NOT heard from me, it is because you did not supply all the required information.

NOTE: Accommodation is NOT included in this job and is NOT a requirement of the job.

Look forward to hearing from you,

On behalf of Pro Kiwi Ltd.

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