THE WORK

At Kaipaki berries we normally pick between November and May, peaking in December. Throughout the year we are busy planting, growing, and monitoring the crops while also maintaining our farm infrastructure. In the off-season we are busy planning for the next crop and working on various project to improve the farm.

Some farm work can be quite physical but it’s extremely rewarding. A number of tasks involve manual work including lifting, bending and twisting so workers need to be fit and healthy as well as have a positive attitude. Most of the work is undertaken in supervised teams or groups.

Our polytunnels also create a more pleasant working environment. Being undercover protects our workers from the elements and we grow on tables so we don’t have work at ground-level

Working at Kaipaki Berries is a great opportunity for people wanting to enter a growing industry and develop their skills. We offer support and development, with a strong emphasis on providing positive working environment.

THE TYPE OF WORK INCLUDES

Berry picking and packing
Tunnel work and operational maintenance
Irrigation
Planting
Crop production
Quality control work
Non-harvest tasks

KEY INFORMATION

A number of jobs, including picking, are paid on an hourly rate. Quality is very important at Kaipaki Berries and we have company targets. We also set a target for the quantity of berries picked each day.

As fruit needs to be picked in the cooler part of the day, so work will often start early in the morning. We usually harvest six or seven days a week, but this does vary depending on the weather, crop timing and market demand

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Kaipaki Berries is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all workers and visitors to the farm. Occupational Health and Safety is very important to us and we have comprehensive protocols and procedures to ensure everyone is safe at work.

WORK WITH US

If you are interested in working with us, please send us your details and we will be in touch.
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