Kiwifruit seasonal labour guide published

A new guide has been released to make job-seekers more aware of what they should expect.

New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc. has published a comprehensive guide to working in the kiwifruit industry as it prepares for the 2019 harvest.

NZKGI chief executive officer Nikki Johnson says the guide – The Little Green and Gold Book – is intended for anyone wanting to find work in the industry – causal or permanent.

“We wanted to create a useful, definitive guide to seasonal work as well as debunk myths around pay and working conditions,” says Nikki.

“The guide is a great way to make job-seekers more aware of what they should expect when picking and packing.

“It will also help them select an employer more carefully, rather than taking on the first job offer.”

Nikki says the guide shows where seasonal jobs can be found, when the work takes place, and the roles involved, as well as information about working conditions, accommodation options and transport requirements.

“There’s also a checklist on how to choose an employer, with a range of useful links to further information and employment and accommodation contacts.”

The Little Green and Gold Book can be downloaded from the NZKGI website.

Hard copies will be available from NZKGI, kiwifruit packhouses, kiwifruit employers and backpacker hostels in early March.

German, Spanish, and French translations of guide will also be available.

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