GoHort Internship – BH Horticulture

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at BH Horticulture
Location 1040 Te Matai Road, RD8 Te Puke, 3188, Te Puke, New Zealand
Date Posted 22 October 2020
Category On-Orchard
Job Type Internship



BH Horticulture is a family owned enterprise in the Bay of Plenty producing kiwifruit plants and shelter trees for the kiwifruit industry.  They propogate bruno and bounty rootstock and also graft G3 and Haywood plants.  The owner Bart Hofstee has been in the industry for 30 years and when he was working for Hort Research was a member of the team that breed G3 which is the popular gold kiwifruit that is performing well.  His knowledge of  plants in the kiwifruit industry is well sort after by orchardists and he enjoys passing this on to future horticulturists.  The business aims to be as environmentally responsible as possible, using techniques such as predator mites instead of spraying.  They also have a hectare of late season blueberries supplying both the local and export markets.  Based just outside Te Puke this is a great place to spend the summer months.

Dates: November - March

What will the intern be doing?

We are seeking someone to work in our Plant Nursery and Orchard throughout the summer.

Role responsibilities:

  • Nursery plant maintenance
  • Assisting with grafting
  • Weeding
  • Maintaining blueberry orchard and assisting with harvest


Ideal Applicant:

  • Good physical fitness
  • Able to work long hours outside (be sunsmart!)
  • Enthusiasm for agriculture and plants
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Your own reliable transport.

Benefits Included: Local activity, Mentor, $19/hour, 40hrs/week.

You will be required for 40 hours per week.  Specific times/days negotiable.


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