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“Our mission is to look after our people and the land while growing great quality food products and providing value for our stakeholders”

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Seasonal Employment

Seasonal positions available now. Come and join the Tirofruit team. We offer exciting prospects for individuals seeking seasonal work in the kiwifruit industry.

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Permanent Employment

Permanent positions available now. We believe in nurturing talent, supporting growth and providing exciting career opportunities for our employees. Join our team now.

Tirofruit Orchards

Our Orchards

Managing a thriving kiwifruit orchard requires a dedicated team and a well-coordinated process throughout the entire year. It is all about teamwork.

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Our unwavering passion for cultivating the land and producing top-tier food products fuels our mission. We prioritize decisions that benefit our community, acknowledging the power of teamwork in achieving our goals. Our people are central to our success, and we invest in their growth and development.

About Tirofruit

Tirofruit was established in 1995 by Ray and Lis Sharp. It is a family-owned and operated business located in Opotiki and Te Kaha on the East Coast of the North Island.

Tirofruit has established over 100 hectares of kiwifruit and has recently diversified into the Dairy and Beef Industry.

The company employs approximately 80 staff during the peak season, including seasonal, RSE and permanent employees.

The Sharp family

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Tirofruit fully aligns with the principles and requirements set forth by the certifications of Global GAP and GRASP.

The Kiwifruit Industry

Our people are at the heart of what we do. We strive to support, develop, and grow our people in an inclusive, family environment.
Safety is paramount and is our continued daily focus. We want all our employees to go home happy and safe to their whanau every day.

Tirofruit farm


Since mid-2022, Tirofruit has controlled two significant farming operations in North Otago, South Island:  Sunny Downs, a 450-hectare dairy farm, manages 1600 cows for Fonterra, while Riverside Farm, spanning 950 hectares, supports dairy and beef farming with 4,200 livestock. The farms are located near Kurow and in the Hakataramea Valley, approximately one inland from the nearest major town – Oamaru, where the first shipload of frozen meat was exported from New Zealand to Europe.

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