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Malo e Lelei and Welcome to TongaWorks!


As our name implies, we are about Tonga, and our business is Seasonal Work.

We currently deploy over 1,800 Tongan seasonal workers to worksites in New Zealand each year, mostly in horticulture but also in viticulture. Tongan workers are recruited for different work (planting, maintaining, harvesting or packing crops), and are widely regarded as hardworking, highly productive, motivated and reliable workers. We also have robust selection and recruitment policies and procedures in place and a comprehensive pre-departure and ongoing training programme to ensure that employers get the skilled workers they need.  Tonga has the one of the highest participation in the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE), and there is a reason for this. Tonga Works!


Whether you are an existing or prospective employer, a seasonal worker, or one of our many stakeholders in the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE), we hope that you’ll find this website useful and that we will hear from you further.  If there is anything we can do to help you, please feel free to contact us.


We acknowledge and are grateful for the support provided by the New Zealand Government through the Strengthening Pacific Partnerships in the development of this TongaWorks website and database.

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