Let's get more hardworking kiwis onto farm

Federated Farmers: 

Getting Kiwis into farm roles

Supporting farmers who are supporting Kiwis.

Employing new staff?

Recruit NEW TO SECTOR or

Support those impacted by COVID or seeking employment.

Please note our contract eligibility has changed.

If you have employed someone new to sector this year, you can retrospectively apply for this support.

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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. 

"We will always support getting more Kiwis on farm"

Chris Lewis 

Federated Farmers

Employment Portfolio 

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

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 2

Get the employment contract

Buy a contract (click here) and use promo code MSD. As stocks are limited we cannot reserve a Farm-Wear Starter Kit until you have completed step 3. 

Note: We will credit/reimburse you the cost of the contract upon completion of Step 3 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 first paid day of work is after 30 June 2021.

Step 3

Fill out the form

Below these steps, click the Get Started button to start the process.  

You will need to fill out and submit the form which will include details such as size, clothing preferences and will have space for uploading proof of the signed contract. 

Filling out this form will let our team know:

A) That you have already found an employee whose employment was impacted by COVID, or a registered job seeker. A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, who is a suitable candidate for the job and you will have their details (such as their IRD number and drivers license). See full eligibility here.

B) You are a member of Federated Farmers (if not click here to join),

C) That you have submitted the order for receiving the package (which includes farm wear and wet weather gear). 

D) To credit the cost of the contract back to you excluding shipping and handling. 

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 1

Find the person you want to employ

Before following these steps you need to have found the person you want to employ. If you have not then save this page and head to www.worktheseasons.co.nz or https://www.jobs-during-covid.workandincome.govt.nz/hello  and advertise your vacancy. 

Step 4

We sort out the rest

Sit back, relax, you have done your bit. We will take care of the rest.

We will send you an order confirmation with a reference number for subsequent queries about your order.

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.  

Still, have a question? See our FAQ below.  

Get Started

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? 


Frequently asked questions

Who is Kaiwaka?

Kaiwaka Clothing is a NZ owned and operated company who specialise in providing Farm Wear. Clothing is produced in New Zealand for New Zealanders from the highest quality materials. Their 100% quality check ensures you are ready to to embrace the elements. Their clothing comes with a lifetime repair warranty.

What if I order the wrong size?

Mistakes happen! Just contact Kaiwaka here and touch base with one of their team. Use the code provided in the order confirmation as a reference when communicating.

I have bought a contract already, can I get my money back?

Yes, only if it is a Federated Farmers contract! Only if it was purchased on or after 01 December 2020. Fill out the form outlined in Step 3 and our team will reimburse you the cost of the contract. Easy.

Do I have to be a Federated Farmers Member?

Yes!! This amazing offer is exclusively available for Federated Farmer Members. You can become a member to get this deal and still save! Click here to join

What if I receive the contract but the employment falls through?

Things happen, but please be aware you will be charged the cost of the contract and the service fee. If you have not completed the contract and it is in a state that can be returned (see our conditions here) call 0800 FARMING and enquire about a return or an exchange.

Can I still get this deal if I am employing fixed term?

Yes you can. But you must be contracting your new employee for the equivalent of 30 hours or more per week for 182 days or more. You must meet minimum wage requirements and other standard legal criteria.

Can I get this for more than one worker?

Yes, you can! Provided they are eligible (a NZ resident, impacted by Covid-19 etc.). You will need to complete the application process for each employee.

How do I know how many packs are available?

We have a counter on our shop and on our website fedfarm.org.nz.

Who should I call if my order is delayed?

If 14 days has been and gone - contact Kaiwaka here. Please ensure you have your reference number available to assist us in tracking the Kit (you can find this in the order confirmation).

What if I have a problem with my order?

Contact Kaiwaka here. Please ensure that you have your reference number provided in the order confirmation.

What if I purchase my Federated Farmers Contract on the PaySauce platform?

No issues. You still need to show us proof of purchase and proof of the completed contract as outlined in step 3 (this can be done through a screenshot). Please be aware you will be charged a service fee for the digital version.

Can someone complete half or all of this process for me?

No. Our system needs to be easily reviewed. You must use the same employer/employee details in both the contract purchase stage AND the form (order) stage. This cannot be your farm advisor or accountant. Details must also match the information attached to your Federated Farmers membership. Don't worry, you can update these details on your member portal if for example your partner is not listed but was the one that purchased the contract, or will be the direct employer. Note: You can have up to 3 contacts on a full membership and 2 on a small farm membership.

What if my new employee has already worked in the Ag sector?

If your new employee is not currently employed - they are eligible!

What does impacted by COVID mean?

This means your new employee has been displaced from employment or has been adversely affected due to COVID. It also could apply to lots of situations. If you have a unique situation, we will forward your application for Ministry of Social Development to consider and advise eligibility.


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

Tel: 0800 327 646 (0800 FARMING)

Email: 0800@fedfarm.org.nz