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Job Vacancies

Central Otago


Job Vacancies Open August

Click the below links after August to apply for seasonal cherry work.


Applications will only be accepted through these online application forms.

Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand, we cannot help applying for visas.


Fruit Packing and Warehouse Work

Central Orchard Management

Fruit Picking and Orchard Work 

We employ over 400 seasonal staff and have jobs suitable for everyone!  We have roles as fruit pickers in our orchards, sorters in the Packhouse, and for those with more experience we have plenty of roles available to utilise your supervisory and industry skills both inside the Packhouse and outside in the Orchards.

The cherry season generally starts in mid December and runs to the start of February. However, some positions are also available from September.

Applicants must have an appropriate visa and work permits for the intended duration. If you do not have a current work visa or IRD number we can only offer you a job provisionally and help you obtain the necessary paper work. Paper work must be completed at least 7 days before scheduled start date.

Jobs available (Autumn/Winter):

  • Pruners

Jobs available (December - February):


  • Sorting Staff

  • Packaging Area Staff

  • Cool Store Staff

  • Quality Control Staff

  • Supervisors

  • Forklift Operators

  • Administration Staff


  • Pickers

  • Bucket Collectors

  • Team Leaders

  • Truck Drivers



Our onsite accommodation includes Tent/Van sites and beds in our hostels and cabins. Our onsite accommodation is very popular, so spaces fill up very quickly. Rates are $120-$150/week for beds in our hostels and $60-$80/week per person for non-powered tent/van sites.

We also have offsite accommodation throughout the region & we provide transport to and from the Orchards. The rates for off-site accommodation range between $150 and $245/week for a bed.

Please let us know in your application form if you require accommodation. 

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