Harvest season work

We require motivated workers to join us for the cherry harvest in Central Otago.
Jobs are available for pickers, bucket lifters, forklift drivers and cleaners.
Assistance with accommodation and transport may be available.

Full season: December 17 to February 9 (variable)
Peak season: January 3 to February 9 (variable)

Applications are now open. Apply now.

Phone HR: +64 27 499 5441

Register here to receive employment opportunity updates

Hortinvest requires seasonal harvest workers at various times throughout the year. Please fill in the form to register your interest and receive email updates.

Other employment opportunities

– Tree Training: March – late April
– Pruning: May – July
– Planting: late Aug – Sept

* Indicative times only

Register above to receive new listings or visit our Facebook to see current vacancies.

Hortinvest is an approved Supplementary Seasonal Employer. This allows us to recruit temporary visa holders already in New Zealand to plant, maintain, harvest or pack crops when there are not enough New Zealanders available to do the work.

Woman works with young cherry sappling
Orchard workers planting cherry trees from back of tractor
Tractor mowing between rows of trees
Worker tends to cherry tree
Orchard worker planting saplings
Buckets of freshly picked cherries