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 has been 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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New Zealanders with Te Heke Mai.

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. 

To date we have put 605 kiwis on farm through the Get Kiwis on Farm initiative

"We will always support getting more Kiwis on farm"

Richard McIntyre

Federated Farmers

Employment Portfolio 

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.  

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  • 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.

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(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

New employee on farm

If you haven't found someone then head to https://www.jobs-during-covid.workandincome.govt.nz/hello  and advertise your vacancy. Otherwise proceed to Step 2

If you have employed someone from 1st July 2022, you may back date this application. However you have until the 30th September to apply. After that the below will apply.

This offer is only available to members whose employee's first paid day is within 4 weeks of the application being with MSD. 

Step 2

Get the employment contract

To be eligible for this initiative your employee must be on a Federated Farmers Individual Employment Contract.

Note: Proof of employment will need to be provided in the application.

Buy a contract (click here). 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):

  • 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 July 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:

2) Employees personal details, photo ID and Social Welfare Number (SWN) which can be found here.

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. Your employee must provide consent (via email) before this information is passed on. 

Step 4

We sort out the rest

Your application will be sent on to MSD and 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 

On approval, our team will notify you and we will confirm some final details for your pack.


Your order will be passed to Kaiwaka.

From the date of order, delivery should occur between 7-14 days. Please note rural delivery times may vary and please be patient with this delivery process we will do our best to meet the above delivery schedule.

Still, have a question? See our FAQ below.  

Applications are currently closed

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