Apply now for the 2021 harvest season with Bostock New Zealand! Picking work is available from mid February through to the end of May. We are looking for keen, motivated people to join the Bostock team to help us get our delicious organic produce to excited customers all over the globe.


In The Orchard

If you love outdoor work, sign up to be part of our orchard team and soak up the sunshine!

Our orchard team members are paid per bin, so the more you pick, the more you get paid. Picking work is generally available from 7am to 7pm, hours are flexible depending on availability and workload. Fortunately, during summer hours, the Hawke’s Bay sunshine sticks around until well into the evening, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy our beautiful region. Orchard work is generally available 7 days a week, but we don’t pick in wet weather.

Orchard work suits those with a good level of fitness, a great attitude and those looking for rewarding outdoor work.


Pick the Packhouse

Do you have excellent attention to detail? Join our packhouse team!

We have two packhouses at Bostock New Zealand. Join our Packing team and you’ll be working in either our Squash or our Onion packhouse.

Packhouse work is great for those who prefer the indoors. You’ll be responsible for sorting and packing boxes and bags of Squash and Onion for the local and international markets. Depending on the volume of orders, packhouse hours are usually 7am – 5pm. The Packhouse has a great team environment!


Accommodation Options

Choose from a range of accommodation options! When applying, select your desired accommodation and we’ll be in touch.


Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds

Bring your campervan, self-contained camper or caravan and park up at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds.
Bostock workers have their own area set in beautiful rural surrounds with on-site showers and power.
BYO tent/van, stove tops & utensils.

Transport options to be discussed.

The Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds is close to the Hastings CBD with a laundromat close by and the famous Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market on site every Sunday morning.

$50 per person, per week
Available from March 15th


On site accommodation

There are limited sites available in our organic orchard blocks. Power is available but you’ll need to provide the rest yourself.

Roll out of bed in the morning and be ready for work in no time.

Prices start from $40 per person, per week

A limited number of Bostock Caravans are available to rent (2 person minimum) at a cost of $40 per person per week in addition to the on-site charge. 


Live the Backpacker Lifestyle

Nab yourself a spot in one of our Bostock Units and enjoy shared accommodation with your fellow pickers and packers.

Full facilities are available on-site.

$105 per person, per week


Bostock Houses

Are you a big group traveling together? We’ve got the setup for you. We have a limited number of houses available to Bostock New Zealand Seasonal Staff. Apply with your group now and enjoy having the house to yourselves.




Pick Organic and be our Harvest Hero!

We can help with:

  • Transport
  • Accommodation Options
  • A great place to work
  • Competitive Bin Rates