Although the pollen harvest season can be intense, the experience can be fun and very rewarding.

Working with us

Kiwi Pollen is a family run business that has been operating for 34 years. Over our busy season, employees will pick male flowers and mill the pollen to be applied on fruiting orchards for optimal pollination. We are experts in the pollen world and know that our staff are a valued investment in our organisation.

Minimum requirements

  • A New Zealand work/holiday Visa valid for the entire work period
  • A New Zealand bank account number and IRD Number
  • Full availability for the full month of November, working up to 6 days in a row 

Things to note

Normal work hours in the orchard are 7:30am-5pm, and in the mill are 10am-8pm or 12pm-10pm. 

All staff will be expected to work up to 6 days in a row and flower picking and mill operations may be postponed in rain conditions.

We will train staff to ensure you have the necessary skills and knowledge required. Management are available and happy to discuss any concerns or answer questions.

All positions have now been filled for the 2023 season. Please check back next year to join our 2024 team.

Flower Picker

Mill Operator

A physical job operating our bespoke mill, processing male kiwifruit flowers to extract the pollen. Need to be willing and able to lift heavy weights and have a good level of fitness.

Field Supervisor

Responsible for looking after a team of flower pickers working in various kiwifruit orchards. Looking for a strong communicator who is tech savvy and loves motivating people to reach their potential. 

Flower Quality Manager

This role will be supervising and training contractors in line with our quality requirements and auditing them to ensure adherence. They will also be scouting orchards to determine when to send in our picking teams. We are looking for someone who is good at managing and maintaining relationships and has a great eye for quality.