Fairfield Orchards | Orchard Work | Motueka & Riwaka in Nelson Tasman NZ

Fairfield Orchards

Growing for the region &
Growing for the world

Welcome to Fairfield Orchards

Fairfield Orchards is a large scale 3rd generation family run horticultural operation with apple and kiwifruit orchards scattered across the Motueka & Tasman region.

The Drummond family began farming 80+ years ago with a tobacco, hop, and sheep grazing farm down the Riwaka valley & incorporating the Takaka hill. In the 1980s Chris & Lyn Drummond transitioned the farm into a successful apple & kiwifruit orchard, becoming premium fruit growers and eventually developing their own packhouse operation.

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Orchard work and horticultural job opportunities

Fairfield Orchards is a busy horticultural operation that runs throughout the year. The seasonal work year peaks at fruit picking and packing time which runs through the summer and into autumn.

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Great Region
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Orchard work includes seasonal jobs such as fruit picking (apples & kiwifruit), packhouse jobs including graders and machinery operators, orchard hands, and orchard supervisors. You’ll also find more permanent positions including truck drivers, forklift drivers, orchard supervisors and orchard foremen. Click below for our latest orchard jobs in Motueka.


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We are quality fruit growers of New Zealand Apples & Kiwifruit

Our main focus is to produce high-quality fruit for the international and local markets. The way we do this is by adopting and integrating the latest technologies and sustainable practices into our daily orchard work. Producing a healthy and premium quality crop of both apples and kiwifruit is crucial to our orchard’s well-being and long-term sustainability. We strive to support regional growth with local job opportunities in the Motueka community.

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What we grow

Here in Riwaka in Tasman Bay, our region boasts some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, temperate cool winters, and generous rainfalls that create the ideal growing conditions to flavour and ripen our apples & kiwifruit to perfection. At Fairfield Orchards we grow eight varieties of premium quality apples and gold kiwifruit.

What it's like to work with us


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Orchard News

Horticultural Cadetship Program

Horticultural Apprentice

Horticultural Cadet: Learn While you Work & Earn Joining Fairfield Orchards as a Horticultural Apprentice presents an exceptional opportunity for individuals passionate about pursuing a

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Meet Our Partners

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BOSTOCK New Zealand now exports to over 20 different countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

Quite simply, Dazzle™ is an apple as it should be – and that’s magic in every bite.

As an exporter of quality New Zealand apples, Fern Ridge Fresh has extensive experience with shipping and logistics.