Federated Farmers:

Getting Kiwis into farm roles


We are encouraging farmers to hire NZ employees - new to the agri-sector, impacted by Covid-19 or job seekers to long-term employment.

Federated Farmers is working with the Ministry of Social Development to get more Kiwis into work on the land.


Federated Farmers is going the extra mile providing employment contracts and have teamed up with Kiwi owned and operated Kaiwaka Clothing to provide gear to those new to the farming sector.


Our stocks are limited so it's first-in first-served. 

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Through a handy app, friendly real-life coaches help participate to set goals specific to their individual journey.


Looking for work and keen to work on a farm? Follow this link for farm vacancies in your region. 

"We will always support getting more Kiwis on farm"

Chris Lewis 

Federated Farmers

Employment Portfolio 

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What do you get?

After working through the process outlined below, the cost of the Employment contract will be refunded and the Farm-Wear Starter Kit will be sent to you for your new employee.

An order form will be provided as part of this process - on completion the order will be forwarded to our teammates at Kaiwaka who will prepare and dispatch your Kit.

The package can be tailored to for General Farmers (Arable, Sheep and Beef, or Deer) or Dairy Farmers, male or female.


Below is an outline of what's included.  



  • Federated Farmers Employment Contract,

  • Wet weather gear (rain jacket, beanie, socks, thermal, weather-shield hoodie and bib overalls),

  • Farm wear (apron, milking sleeves, overalls, and gumboots),

  • Helmet,

  • FMG wool beanie.



(For Arable, Sheep and Beef, Deer) 

  • Federated Farmers Employment Contract,

  • Wet weather gear (rain jacket, and over-trousers),

  • Farm wear (oilskin vest, gumboots, beanie, socks, thermal, weather-shield hoodie, soft-shell jacket, and long sleeve shirt),

  • Helmet,

  • FMG wool beanie.



Step 1

Find the person you want to employ

If you have not then save this page and head to https://www.jobs-during-covid.workandincome.govt.nz/hello  and advertise your vacancy. 

Step 2

Get the employment contract

Buy a contract (click here) and use code MSD. As stocks are limited we cannot reserve a Farm-Wear Starter Kit until you have completed the next step. 

Note: If your application is successful we will credit/reimburse you the cost of the contract (excluding service fee) upon completion of Step 3:

  • Digital copy service fee is $25.00.

  • Hard copy service fee (includes shipping and handling) is $15.00. 

  • The PDF copy has no service fee. 


NB/ This offer is only available to members whose employee's first paid day of work is after 1st February 2022.

Step 3

Fill out the form

Click the Get Started button below step 5 to start the process.  

See full eligibility here.


What you will need before you start:

1) Employees clothing size and kit preference

2) Employees personal details, photo ID and IRD number

3) Proof of employment. I.e. completed and signed contract

4) Your Federated Farmers membership number. If you aren't one already click here to join

PLEASE NOTE - This process is subject to audit by Ministry of Social Development. By submitting your application you agree to this process and verification of the information you supplied.

Step 4

We sort out the rest

Someone from our team will be in touch with you to chat about your application and update you on the next steps.

Step 5

Your gear arrives 

We will deliver to your door - expect a parcel from Kaiwaka. From the date of order, delivery should occur between 5-14 days. Please note rural delivery times may vary and please be patient given the current climate with COVID-19.

Still, have a question? See our FAQ below.  

Click to log in as a member and start the process. 

Together We Will Get More Hard Working Kiwis Into Farming. 

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Ready to help Kiwis transition to the Ag-Sector? 



Questions? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you ASAP

Tel: 0800 327 646 (0800 FARMING)

Email: 0800@fedfarm.org.nz