Employer resources

thumbnail Hand pickedCrewVerysmlWe know that finding enough staff for the 2020-21 season is going to be challenging so we are working with a range of partners to bring you useful resources.


Central Otago Seasonal Labour Coordinator 

It's great to advise that Tracey Mansfield has been appointed to this role and can be contacted by email to seasonalcoordinator@summerfruitnz.co.nz or on 021 942 165. In the coming months Tracey will be busy helping connect employers with potential employees and helping to attract and retain seasonal workers to the region.

The need for this newly-created role was identified by the Summerfruit NZ Labour Working Group and is generously supported by the New Zealand Fruitgrowers Charitable Trust, Ministry of Social Development, Ministry for Primary Industries, Central Otago Fruitgrowers Association, Central Otago Viticulture and NZ Apples & Pears Inc.

Work the Seasons website 

The Handpicked campaign directs jobseekers to the website where they can find information on the summerfruit industry and the regions where it is grown.

Growers and packers are encouraged to
register on Work the Seasons website.
Work the Seasons 
Once your vacancies are filled, why not
direct job inquiries to the listings on the
Work the Seasons website?
Job listings 


Good job adverts attract good staff 

And bad ones create a social media storm. Our seasonal job market is a very crowded space. To attract good staff your job advertisement needs to attract people visually and content-wise.

We've created a sample job advert to
help you produce an advert that will
stand out from the crowd.
Sample job advertisement


Jobs are here flyers or posters

The Ministry for Primary Industries has produced these designs for growers and packhouses to advertise any available jobs.

Jobs are here cherries Jobs are here cherries
Jobs are here nectarines Jobs are here nectarines
Jobs are here tractor Click here

The files can be printed as posters or flyers and put up on community notice boards, smoko rooms, or handed out at job expos and employment events.

Double-sided flyers with space to fill in more details on the back and hand out are also available. If you would like to be sent the files directly, email info@summerfruitnz.co.nz 


Seasonal work employment contract

If you haven't employed workers directly before, we have a horticulture specific template for use across the sector.

Seasonal work employment contract Click here


Seasonal worker accommodation

We have compiled a list of portable cabin providers that may help solve your seasonal worker accommodation issues and attract more applicants to your vacancies. 

To see the range of options available
in Central Otago
Click here