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Work with us

Why work for us?

We understand that in order for us to provide our growers with the best possible service, we need to first look after our own people. That’s why we aim to provide our staff with the best possible experience – whether they join us permanently, or just for the main packing season. If you’re interested in joining the Punchbowl team on a permanent or seasonal basis, check out our current vacancies and hit the “Apply Now” button above

NB: We are backpacker friendly. Working for us is a great way to get a taste of New Zealand’s horticulture sector.

We offer:

  • Seasonal and permanent job opportunities
  • Free on-site parking
  • Medical health insurance and a wellness scheme
  • Little/no traffic woes (rural location)
  • A wonderful community to be part of (Franklin)
  • A collaborative team environment

Current Vacancies

SEASONAL POSITIONS

Work for a company that really cares about its people!  We have loads of opportunities for seasonal work.

Our employees get a fair wage. You can expect rates from $22.10 per /hour.

To apply, you’ll need to have the following:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in NZ (Passport, Work Visa)
  • IRD number
  • Bank account number
Interested in a Seasonal Position?  Fill in an application form.

Keep an eye on our page for seasonal vacancies- they update frequently!

Winter Pruning – Kiwifruit: Starts late June for aprpox. 12 weeks

Kiwifruit Packing: Our season starts around March and finishes around June. We have 3 shifts available.Interested?

Winter Pruner
(Orchard)

Are you physically fit and enjoy working outdoors? We are looking for people to join our winter pruning team. There is plenty of work available, starting from late June.

 
About the job:

Starting in late June, you’ll be based at our orchards around the Pukekohe area. The work is casual and is weather dependent, with most work being offered Monday to Friday with some weekend work.

 

You’ll be paid on a “piecework” basis, based on the speed you prune.  This means your hard work is well rewarded. Our top pruners earn $30 ph and you can expect to earn at least $22.10 ph when you start.

Winter pruning is just the beginning and further work may be available for those who are interested. 


About you:
You will be:

  • Physically fit, and able to work standing with your arms overhead 
  •  Reliable and punctual, with your own transport
  • Able to speak and understand English
  • Able to make quick decisions
  • Hard working with good attention to detail
  • A team player with enthusiasm to learn new skills
  • Contactable by mobile phone so we can let you know when there is work available
  • Available from late May for approximately 12 weeks.
  • Legally able to work in NZ or hold an appropriate work visa
Orchard Workers
(Orchard)

Are you ready to start work now? Join our Orchard Team as a casual worker and earn $22.10 plus holiday pay. 

 

Choose where you work:

1.  Rural Patumahoe

2. Rural Tuakau


About the job:

Working as a team, you’ll be involved with:

  • planting new kiwifruit plants
  • leader training
  • general orchard work.

 

About you:

You will be:

  • Physically fit
  • Reliable and punctual, with your own transport
  • Able to speak and understand English
  • Hard working with good attention to detail
  • A team player with enthusiasm to learn new skills
  • Contactable by mobile phone so we can let you know when there is work available
  • Legally able to work in NZ or hold an appropriate work visa

Keep up to date with all that’s happening with Punchbowl

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Welcome backpackers

Punchbowl is a backpacker-friendly site and welcomes travellers from all over the world to come and experience life working in New Zealand’s Kiwifruit industry. We can provide a diverse range of packhouse and orchard-based positions for our backpackers to provide full exposure to them during their stay with us. We offer limited worker accommodation, which includes private or shared rooms, communal kitchen facilities, a common room with TV, Wifi access, laundry and bathroom facilities.

Explore Aotearoa

Punchbowl is near the south Auckland town of Pukekohe and only 45-minutes’ drive from downtown Auckland CBD. Coromandel and Bay of Plenty areas – home to many stunning “postcard” sites – are only two hours away.