Story: Northland region

Picking fruit, Kerikeri

Picking fruit, Kerikeri

Fruit growing is a major part of Northland’s horticultural industry. Citrus, kiwifruit, tamarillos and avocados are grown, particularly around Kerikeri. The biggest company there, Kerifresh, employs seasonal workers, including backpackers, Samoan temporary contractors and locals, to harvest the crop in late autumn.

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Claudia Orange, 'Northland region - Farming and forestry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Claudia Orange, updated 1 May 2015