We start picking at the end of February/April and accept applications from early January. This is a physical job so we recommend that you are fit and healthy if applying for this job.
About M A Orchards
M A Orchards is situated in South Canterbury, New Zealand just north of Timaru at Levels. M A Orchards planted the first orchard in 2012 and now have 4 separate orchards growing Honeycrisp apples for the export market. Ongoing development will see M A Orchards become a significant horticultural producer in the South Canterbury region. M A Orchards holds a GlobalGap Certificate.
Hail which destroyed an export apple crop in 2014 was no match for a South Canterbury orchard's netting this year. Hail pounded Pleasant Point, Timaru and other parts of South Canterbury on Sunday but left M A Orchards' Divan Rd orchard block untouched. A block of the...read more
Dry weather is providing a helping hand to a local orchard months after hail wrecked up to half its crop. M A Orchards manager Red Martin said on Friday the Levels orchard's Honeycrisp apples were "looking good" after months of dry weather. Martin said about 80...read more
A South Canterbury orchard company says a hailstorm that arrived when it was installing protective cloth might cost it up to two thirds of its apple crop. Substantial hailstones damaged M A Orchards' crop of Honeycrisp apples on Kerrytown Rd on Wednesday, before...read more
Centrally located we are just 2 hours from Christchurch or Dunedin and 3 hours from Wanaka & Queenstown
There is no regular public transport to our orchards so you will need to ensure you have a means of transportation to get to work.
Timaru is a popular place in summer with the annual Caroline Bay Carnival a feature, along with all the other summer pastimes.
A variety of jobs available on our orchards to suit travellers, backpackers and overseas tourists to NZ.