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Harbourside City Backpackers TAURANGA / Bay of Plenty Farm work / Picking Paid position(Know your rights)


Kiwifruit Packhouses – Pack houses around the area looking for people with their own transpor to sign up for the 2019 season right NOW!

Harbourside City Backpackers is an award winning backpackers based in the Tauranga. We assist our guests find work in the Bay of Plenty Area. We have strong relationships with the best contractors and packhouses in the Bay of Plenty to make sure you are treated well and paid on time.

Kiwi fruit – Packing starts in Mid/Late March and goes through until June/July.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3

1) Send us an email to make a reservation (we’ll need your credit card details, phone number, number of guests & day/time of arrival)

2) After you arrive and check in – and you will get details of all the pack houses in the region. You will need to spend some time visiting them IN PERSON and applying with them for the pack house season.

3) The pack houses will CALL YOU

It’s that simple!

We are not limited to the pack house jobs – we will also have Kiwifruit PICKING work commencing from mid March 2019. We also supply a ‘Finding Employment’ form to all weekly staying guests on arrival, and we work with you to get you a job. As these positions will be filled purely on who arrives here first it is important to consider where you are now in New Zealand.

You will need a car or a bike to get to and from work, or you can car pool with someone else if they have also been successful.

Please note we are not your employers – we are a working hostel finding work for travellers who are staying with us. If you leave the hostel, you leave the job.

– A working permit
– IRD number
– bank account
– Transport!!!

All work is FIRST IN FIRST SERVED … If you miss out then you will go on a waiting list, and start when another space becomes available, this changes as people move on.

We offer weekly rates to everyone wanting to pay and stay for 7 nights at a time. Dorm rooms starting from $196pp/week and private rooms $210pp/week (based on 2 ppl)

We highly recommend to book you beds now to secure the MONEY you will earn to take you on your next journey!

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We would love to have you! (Seriously, we would, we are not just saying that!)

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