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Getting Kiwis into Farm Roles

Federated Farmers NZ are encouraging farmers to hire NZ employees - new to the agri-sector, impacted by Covid-19 or job seekers to long-term employment.

Federated Farmers is working with the Ministry of Social Development to get more Kiwis into work on the land.
Federated Farmers is going the extra mile providing employment contracts and have teamed up with Kiwi owned and operated Kaiwaka Clothing to provide gear to those new to the farming sector.
Their stocks are limited so it's first-in first-served. 

What do you get

After working through the process outlined below, the cost of the Employment contract will be refunded and the Farm-Wear Starter Kit will be sent to you for your new employee.

An order form will be provided as part of this process - on completion the order will be forwarded to our teammates at Kaiwaka who will prepare and dispatch your Kit.

The package can be tailored to for General Farmers (Arable, Sheep and Beef, or Deer) or Dairy Farmers, male or female. Below is an outline of what's included.  

  • Federated Farmers Employment Contract,
  • Wet weather gear (rain jacket, beanie, socks, thermal, weather-shield hoodie and bib overalls),
  • Farm wear (apron, milking sleeves, overalls, and gumboots),
  • Helmet,
  • FMG wool beanie.
(For Arable, Sheep and Beef, Deer) 
  • Federated Farmers Employment Contract,
  • Wet weather gear (rain jacket, and over-trousers),
  • Farm wear (oilskin vest, gumboots, beanie, socks, thermal, weather-shield hoodie, soft-shell jacket, and long sleeve shirt),
  • Helmet,
  • FMG wool beanie



Find the person you want to employ

Before following these steps you need to have found the person you want to employ. If you have not then save this page and head to www.worktheseasons.co.nz or https://www.jobs-during-covid.workandincome.govt.nz/hello  and advertise your vacancy. 


Get the employment contract

Buy a contract (click here) and use promo code MSD. As stocks are limited we cannot reserve a Farm-Wear Starter Kit until you have completed step 3. 

Note: We will credit/reimburse you the cost of the contract upon completion of Step 3 excluding service fee:

  • Digital copy service fee is $25.00.
  • Hard copy service fee (includes shipping and handling) is $15.00. 
  • The PDF copy has no service fee. 

NB/ This offer is only available to members whose first paid day of work is after 30 June 2021.


Fill out the form

Below these steps, click the Get Started button to start the process.  

You will need to fill out and submit the form which will include details such as size, clothing preferences and will have space for uploading proof of the signed contract. 

Filling out this form will let our team know:
A) That you have already found an employee whose employment was impacted by COVID, or a registered job seeker. A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, who is a suitable candidate for the job and you will have their details (such as their IRD number and drivers license). See full eligibility here.
B) You are a member of Federated Farmers (if not click here to join),
C) That you have submitted the order for receiving the package (which includes farm wear and wet weather gear). 
D) To credit the cost of the contract back to you excluding shipping and handling. 

PLEASE NOTE - This process is subject to audit by Ministry of Social Development. By submitting your application you agree to this process and verification of the information you supplied.


We sort out the rest

Sit back, relax, you have done your bit. We will take care of the rest.
We will send you an order confirmation with a reference number for subsequent queries about your order.


Your gear arrives 

We will deliver to your door - expect a parcel from Kaiwaka. From the date of order, delivery should occur between 5-14 days. Please note rural delivery times may vary.  

Words taken from https://www.getkiwisonfarm.nz/


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