Have you thought about doing seasonal work in New Zealand ?
Depending on the season and the region you have different opportunities:
Usually no previous work experience is needed to apply for these jobs. The wide range of positions available makes it possible for everybody to travel through New Zealand and experience seasonal work. All you need to bring is being fit, enthusiastic and reliable.
Northland is rich in culture and history and has an unspoiled countryside to offer. For this area horticulture has been already long time an important part of the local economy. The main crops in this region are kiwifruit, citrus and avocado, with work available almost all year round in picking, thinning, pruning and packing.
During the whole year you can find crops like asparagus, strawberries, kiwifruit and apples in the area of Waikato. Regarding that it is not surprising that this region is the country's most diverse range of horticulture production.
New Zealand is responsible for 35% of the world's 'kiwi' or kiwifruit trade.
Bay of Plenty is the nation's largest horticulture export. Important crops are avocado and citrus, all supplying work for 11 months a year on the orchards or inside the pack-houses.
Hawke's Bay is another really important area for New Zealand as it's the largest growing region with the largest range of produce. More than half of New Zealand's apples are produced there and 40% of the nation's summerfruit, or stone fruit. Therefore, seasonal work opportunities are nearly whole year round.
The Wairarapa area is known for its gourmet food, premium wine and heritage buildings. Moreover it has native forests, mountains and awesome beaches.
Martinborough in the Wairarapa region is internationally renowned for its pinot noir production. Vineyard owners and orchardists especially need people to work at harvest time in the New Zealand autumn and on into winter for pruning.
Nelson is known as a popular holiday destination for New Zealander and other visitors. With its average high sunshine hours per day it is also a valuable horticulture region.
Nelson is the second largest apple production area of New Zealand and it has a rising wine industry, which means that there are many jobs available on vineyards.
Marlborough is one of the major wine growing areas and has a lot of job opportunites to offer which includes most of the time working outdoor.
Some of the world's best white wines come from there, with Marlborough's sauvignon blanc in particular enjoying a stellar international reputation.
The summerfruits are located in the Central Otago region, between the South Island cities of Dunedin and Queenstown. These fruits are all stone fruits including cherries, apricots, peaches and nectarines.
So you see there is plenty of seasonal work to do - apply for a job now!!!