We need everyone from quality control officers to pickers in orchards throughout the local area. If you're interested in seasonal work, get in touch using the form below. 

The cherry season starts in mid December and runs to the start of February. However some positions are available in the off season.

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):

Packhouse floor staff

  • Operator

  • Floor Supervisor

  • QC Floor to office

  • QC Office based

  • Packhouse staff

Cool Store

  • Intake/Dispatch Supervisor

  • QC inwards

  • Forklift 1 & 2 OSH F

  • Strapper

  • Scanner

  • Stackers

Boxing Room

  • Boxing supervisor

  • Boxers

  • Forklift 3 OSH F


  • Cleaners


  • Office Assistant/runner


  • Bucket runners

  • Scanners

  • Team supervisors

  • Product transporter orchard to Packhouse

  • Pickers


A small number of Bunk rooms with 2,3 or 4 bunks are available. Tent sites and a small number of powered sites are also available.

Accommodation is available for seasonal workers from mid November until May. Minimum stay is 1 week. Bed, Mattress and Pillow are supplied, but no other bedding is included. We do have blankets and sheets available for hire at an additional charge.

Application Forms

To apply you need to complete the application form and tax form below.  You also need to send us a copy of your drivers licence and passport. Once you have completed this, please complete the expression of interest from below and email your forms to hr@centralpac.co.nz (include accommodation form if required).

Apply for an IRD (NZ tax) number here: https://www.ird.govt.nz/how-to/irdnumbers/individuals/

If you are wanting to apply for accommodation, please also complete and submit the form below.

Expression of Interest

Name *
Do you require accommodation onsite? *
Valid work visa? *
Please list any relevant work experience.