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Join Our Team

We are always looking for fit, healthy, permanent full-time & part-time staff.

Seasonal Positions

Why don’t you join our team at Gala Berry during our annual strawberry picking and packing season? From September 1st through to December 31st, we need a large number of casual 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 our packhouse. Our strawberries are packed in our packhouse at Omaha.
  • Packhouse workers are paid on an hourly rate. Remember that packhouse 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

Out of season, sorry ... our next season starts in September 2017

Strawberry ‘Production Line’ Packers

Strawberry Packing Jobs Specs – Currently out of season – No positions available

  • Working at a packing table packing strawberries into punnets and grading berries for size, colour, shape and ripeness
  • Sorting damaged and unsaleable berries
  • You will need the ability to stand comfortably whilst working; this is fast and continuous work.
  • The work hours depend on the time of season and the weather. You will need to be flexible in your work hours and also be prepared to work long hours. When we are busy, our packhouse works until the last strawberry is packed!
  • Packhouse hours are generally from 7:30 am through till about 5:00 pm.
  • The work depends on the time of season and the weather. All seasonal workers must be aware that crops can be delayed by weather conditions.

Full Time Positions

We are always looking for fit, healthy, permanent full-time staff to join our team at Fresh Fruit Exports.

  • 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

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.

Application Form

Application Form

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