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Every season hundreds, if not thousands, of workers flock to our districts to instruct up the mountains, help with fruit harvests, construct our buildings and infrastructure, or to work in local cafes, restaurants, hotels and retail stores.

It is important that these workers, who help our local economies thrive, have a quality work experience that includes access to safe, secure and affordable accommodation that is right for them.

The following members of The WAN community are taking action to ensure workers are safely accommodated, fresh for duty, and are welcomed as contributing members of the communities in which they choose to work.

Businesses seeking support

Suncrest Orchard needs accommodation for its seasonal staff

Suncrest Orchard is a family owned/operated business located in Cromwell. It has a core set of permanent staff, but relies heavily on seasonal workers for the annual harvest. Suncrest Orchard is working with The WAN to connect their workers to alternative accommodation options that best suit their needs.

Requirements
  • Seasonal accommodation for peak harvest (Dec 2021 – Jan 2022)
  • Learn more about Suncrest Orchards

Hortinvest need accommodation for up to 20 seasonal staff

Hortinvest are horticultural specialists, with experience spanning all aspects of the cherry supply chain from orchard to packhouse and export customer relations. Offering year-round and seasonal employment opportunities, and through The WAN assistance in finding accommodation while working as part of the Hortinvest team.

Requirements
  • Seasonal accommodation for peak harvest (Dec 2021 – Feb 2022)
  • Learn more about Hortinvest

NZ Cherry Corp seasonal workers need accommodation

NZ Cherry Corp’s 40 hectare cherry orchard is located in Cromwell and is New Zealand’s largest and fully climate-controlled netted orchard. Relying on great people to operate both the orchard and the packhouse, NZ Cherry Corp is collaborating with The WAN to enable it’s workers to connect with local accommodation while working as part of the team.

Requirements
  • Seasonal accommodation for harvest period (Dec 2021 – Jan 2022)
  • Learn more about NZ Cherry Corp

Pure Pac looking for accommodation for staff this summer

Pure Pac Ltd is an integrated packhouse & marketing company formed by seven passionate cherry growers based in Cromwell, Otago. Fresh air, the perfect climate, glacial water and minimal intervention keeps their cherries pure. Working through The WAN to offer our orchard harvest crew the option to connect to local accommodation.

Requirements
  • Seasonal accommodation for peak harvest (Jan – Feb 2022)
  • Learn more about Pure Pac

45 South workers need accommodation

45 South is NewZealand’s largest cherry grower, packer and marketer, based in Cromwell Central Otago. We employ over 500 seasonal staff over our harvest season in December and January each year. The WAN offers our workers another option for accommodation when working as part of our team.

Requirements
  • Seasonal accommodation for harvest period (Dec 2021 – Feb 2022)
  • Learn more about 45 South

SSCO want accommodation for their team

Seasonal Solutions Cooperative Limited (SSCO) provides New Zealanders, Backpackers and Recognised Seasonal Employee (RSE) workers permanent or seasonal work in the Horticulture & Viticulture industries. SSCO is collaborating with The WAN to connect it’s workers to local accommodation.

Requirements
  • Seasonal accommodation for harvest period (Oct 2021 – May 2022)
  • Learn more about SSCO

Businesses in our community

Wanaka & Queenstown

Cromwell

Wanaka

Cromwell

Gibbston

Wanaka

Wanaka

Wanaka

Wanaka

Wanaka

Queenstown

Wanaka

Cromwell

Wanaka & Queenstown

Wanaka

Cromwell

Wanaka

Cromwell

Otago

Queenstown

Wanaka & Alexandra

Central Otago

Queenstown

Queenstown

Queenstown

Queenstown

Queenstown

Wanaka

Wanaka