Walk up and around Mount Maunganui Surfing Mount Maunganui Discounted Bike rental when you check in at Mount Backpackers Kayaking Mount Maunganui Backpackers at Mount Maunganui Tandem Skydiving Mount Maunganui Dolphin Safaris Mount Maunganui Rafting on the Kaituna River with Raftabout Jet Boating Mount Maunganui
Tandem Skydiving with www.tandemskydive.co.nz
Try an exhilarating ride on the Kaituna Jet
Watch and Swim with Wild Dolphins with Dolphin Safaris
Try Rafting the Wairoa and Kaituna Rivers with Raftabout
Discounted Bike rental when you check in at Mount Backpackers

Seasonal Work in the
Bay of Plenty New Zealand

The Bay of Plenty is the Kiwifruit capital of the world! Mount Maunganui is situated in the middle of one of New Zealand's major exporting industries.

Work is available all year, but the PEAK months are April till September. There is work outdoors in Orchards or indoors in the packhouses, grading sheds and coolstores. No previous experience is necessary and you will get on-the-job training. There is a range of jobs for young, old, skilled and unskilled people. You will need to be fit, enthusiastic and reliable.

Kiwifruit PICKING is available from mid - end of March through to June, then pruning starts. Transport is essential.

Kiwifruit Packhouses

There are many pack houses in and around Mount Maunganui / Tauranga and work will begin at the end of March/April. (apply early as positions fill very quickly.... contact the packhouses by February)

Closest ones are:
Huka Packhouse Ph. (07) 5759812
& Mpac Packhouse Ph. (07) 5756218

DMS Packhouse Te Puna ph. (07) 5525916 (15 min drive)

East Pac Packhouse Quarry Rd., Te Puke - 20 minute drive
ph.(07) 5739309

Apata Packhouse Omokoroa - 20 minute drive
ph.(07) 5520624

Work Permits

Visitors to New Zealand who do not hold a New Zealand passport or a resident permit need to apply for a work permit. Visitors interested in applying for work permits should make enquiries at their New Zealand Embassy or the NZ Immigration Service. (www.immigration.govt.nz)

Our Contractors and Packhouses may be able to assist you in getting a work visa, but it is advised to get one before you leave your own country!

Due to recent changes with Work and Income approving contractors to be SSE (TRSE) Approved Contractors, it will now be alot harder to obtain seasonal work while holding an SSE permit. If possible, a Working Holiday Visa (WHV) will be of better value in the long run, as you will be eligible to work for an employer who is not SSE approved. (SSE Approved Contractors need to obtain permission from Work and Income to employ SSE permit holders, but do not need this permission for WHV holders). In some cases, if you have a WHV and have worked in seasonal work for a period of 3 months, you may be able to extend your WHV - Please check your countries details on the NZ Immigration website.

This information has been provided by an Immigration Advisor. Please check the NZ Immigration website for further information on SSE and WHV policies.

Inland Revenue

You will need to apply for an IRD number (tax number) when you first arrive in New Zealand. You cannot get paid until you have this number. It takes 10 working days to process. (www.ird.govt.nz)

Bank Account

You will need to set up a bank account in New Zealand so your employers can pay you money into an account. The National Bank of New Zealand can set you up an account in 5 minutes, all you need is your passport. You will need to go in person and open an account.

Opening hours:
8am - 9pm
Late night check-in and early morning check-out available on request.

Phone: +64 7 575 0860
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Where We Are
Mount Backpackers
87 Maunganui Road,
Mount Maunganui,
New Zealand.

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