Flower Removal

About the company

Vailima Orchard is a successful, 4th generation family owned business. With over 200Ha’s of Apple Orchards stretching over the Waimea Plains in Hope.   



About the job

The job is to remove apple flowers from our young apple trees. This allows the tree to puts its energy into growing bigger and stronger rather than growing fruit for the first year.


You will need to be physically fit, and comfortable working on your feet all day. A lot of the trees are knee to hip height so repetitive bending is required.


We are aiming to start WC 4th October but this will be confirmed closer to the time. The exact starting day will be arranged with us at the interview. The contract will go through until early November. There may be an opportunity for more work up until late December depending on your work ethic and quality of work.

Please note it’s important that you commit to the whole duration of the work period. 

About you

We are currently seeking hard-working positive people to work on our Orchard. This is a fixed term role working Monday – Friday as well as being available for some Saturday work.  Flexibility is required around this to align your work hours with work requirements if needed.



What to expect

You will be part of a team with a supervisor to train and assist with any questions you might have. 


If you are interested in getting to know more about this job or to apply, email Katie at katie@vailima.co.nz