Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE)

The RSE (Recognised Seasonal Employer) scheme provides PNG citizens with the opportunity to work in New Zealand for up to seven months. The RSE is specifically for agricultural work and includes fruit picking, market vegetables and pack house work. 


All PNG workers must meet the following criteria to be selected for work overseas:

  • be between 21 and 40 years of age when they apply for work

  • be fit and healthy, and able to pass a rigorous fitness test including blood pressure tests and chest x-rays, and have evidence of polio vaccination

  • have good verbal english; good written english is required for some roles

  • be willing to work hard for up to 12 hours a day, which will be set out in their conditions of employment

  • pass a police check

  • be of good character and have no drinking, buai or other behavioural concerns

  • have a can-do attitude and will do what it takes to get the job done

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