The Riverlock Group

The Riverlock Group is a family-owned company with particular interest in kiwifruit and livestock. Riverlock has a long history in Opotiki dating back to 1945. The business fields in which Riverlock encompass are kiwifruit orchards, a kiwifruit packhouse and coolstores, dairy farms and a dairy support station. Riverlock offers job opportunities for kiwis both locally, nationally and overseas travellers.

Main Business Units

Post-Harvest and Coolstores

Riverlock Packhouse Limited has a post-harvest facility that packs G3 and hayward from March to June each year and coolstores to keep them chilled at the right temperature before being loaded to go to the Tauranga port.

Riverlock recruits over 50 people for many seasonal positions available in the post-harvest facility. These positions are box makers, graders, tray preparers, packers, and many more.

Riverlock Packhouse Limited prides itself with the mantra “growers and quality come first”.

Orchard Management

Riverlock Orchard Limited is an orchard operation that focuses on growing kiwifruit. There are many seasonal positions available such an orchard general hand, repair and maintenance team member or more. 

With an experienced supervisor team that will ensure to get the job done and train newbies to get the job done correctly in a safe manner is the number one priority.

Riverlock Ochards Limited owns 13 orchards around Opotiki, Te Kaha and Gisborne that grow G3 and hayward only.  


There are three dairy farms in Opotiki and a dry-stock unit in Matawai, and supply milk to Fonterra.

Riverlock Dairy Farm is located on the Waioeka Rd and has 1400 dairy cows, Queens dairy Farm is located on McGinley Rd and has 750 dairy cows, Brooklyn Dairy Farm is also located on McGinley Rd and has 800 dairy cows, and Haupapa Farm is located on Tahora Settlement Rd is a dry stock farm that raises dairy cows and bulls.

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Get in Touch

Email: Info@riverlock.co.nz

Telephone: +64 7 315 7671

Where to find us

Riverlock Group

Pile Road

Opotiki, 3122