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


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

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!

Kiwifruit Packing: Our season starts around March and finishes around June. Please note we are not currently recruiting as we are at the end of our season.

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

Blueberry picking and packing: October to December and January to April each year.

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

Keep up-to-date with news from our sector via our quarterly newsletter, which can be downloaded here, or register here to receive it.

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.