TOP of the line GEAR IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS… We have an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual working as an Atom Spray Operator to join our Gisborne Kiwifruit team.  If you have a passion for working with the latest, high-quality machinery and want to want to work with a result driven team then this is the role for you.

You will be working with the Orchard Managers to ensure that our kiwifruit orchards are sprayed at optimal timing to keep our crops pest free and producing the best quality and size.

While Kiwifruit Spraying experience would be preferred previous experience handling agrichemicals and operating sprayers is essential.

Thompson’s Horticulture Ltd (THL) is a second-generation family business with a passion to “grow great people to grow great crops”.  Our business spans from Te Puke through to Gisborne with a young, diverse and growing Leadership team.  We own and manage over 200 hectares of Kiwifruit, 120 hectares of Grapes and are currently developing 12 hectares of Apple developments.  We are committed to work the land and environment to leave it in a better condition than how we found it for future generations.


  • Able to follow instructions
  • Good numeracy and literacy
  • Practically minded with the ability to problem solve
  • A passion for working outdoors
  • Flexibility to work extended hours including weekends to cover peak seasonal demands
  • Own transport and Class 2 Licence


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WORK IN GISBORNE PHONE: People & Wellness Advisor on 027 568 1168 EMAIL:

Work outdoors in the beautiful BAY climates, learn something new and join a handpicked team of the industry’s best.

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Company Information
  • Full Address 799 Matawai Road, Gisborne
  • Type Growers
  • First Name Sonia
  • Last Name McAllister
  • Crop types grown
    Crop type #1: Kiwifruit
  • Crop size #1: Grapes
  • How many of the following staff do you employ annually?
    Full-Time: Approximately 50 permanent
  • Seasonal: Up to 150 seasonal staff
  • What is your hourly rate for seasonal staff?
    From: $22.00 plus holiday pay
  • Are you willing to engage with support agencies? Yes