Hawke's Bay

Find jobs, courses, business support and events in the Hawke’s Bay region, famous for its food, wine and relaxed lifestyle

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Pick the Bay

It's harvest time!

Lots of picking and packing jobs are available across Hawke's Bay. 

Orchard positions available, both full time and part-time.

Check out the range of roles to suit you and your situation.

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Support worker roles in healthcare

Start your career in healthcare.

HealthCare NZ has full time roles for support workers. 

Support workers help people to live as independently as possible, in their homes and community. 

HealthCare NZ provides training and career pathways includes learning and development towards achieving NZQA qualifications.  

This is a chance to work as part of a dedicated and close-knit team.

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Become a steel fixer

Steel fixers and people who might be interested in joining the steel fixing industry are needed to work at the Port of Napier.

No experience? You can be supported to gain the skills you need to become a steel fixer.

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Youth jobs pop-up

Are you aged 16-24, living in Hastings and looking for a job? 

The Mahi for Youth team supports Hastings rangatahi to choose what they want to do, get ready for work and get jobs.

A Mahi for Youth Pop-Up is open every Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm on Heretaunga Street West, Hastings (just down from Cotton On). 

Check out the pop-up or call 0800 4 YOUTH for more information.

More Hawke's Bay jobs

Looking for other work? Check out Find a Job, Work and Income’s recruitment website.

Find a Job is for anyone looking for work – you don’t have to be on a benefit. If you find a job you’re interested in, contact Work and Income to be put in touch with the employer.  

Visit Find a Job (external link)

Free taster workshops at EIT

Find out more about courses and career paths.

Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) has put together 14 different workshops to help you decide between all the possible study and career options.

Workshops include screen production, architectural technology, vet nursing, design, winemaking, horticulture, teaching, social work.  

Workshops will be held from 19–21 April at EIT's Hawke’s Bay campus, 501 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier.

Register to secure your spot.

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Free Limited Service Volunteer course

Apply now for the next Limited Service Volunteer (LSV) course, which starts on 27 April 2021.

This free 6-week training course run by the New Zealand Defence Force can help you:

  • increase your confidence
  • earn NZQA credits
  • learn new skills
  • get fit and healthy.

To take part in LSV, you need to:

  • be 18-24
  • not be working
  • not be in education or training
  • be healthly enough to take part in outdoor activities.
Find out more (external link)
Study and Training

Free road transport industry training

You could gain a qualification in the road transport industry and get paid while you train.

Te ara ki tua Road to Success traineeship is a free programme to work and train in the road transport industry.

It includes practical on-the-job training as well as theory.

The programme’s goal is to help people into the road transport industry and support employers to take on new, inexperienced staff.

Find out more (external link)

Choose your course

Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Hawke's Bay

Click on the link below to find the field of study and type of qualification to interest you. Qualifications range from certificate level 1-3 to doctorates.

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Seminar with ANZ Chief Economist

This free seminar will explore the issues facing New Zealand as we emerge into a post-COVID world.

ANZ Chief Economist Sharon Zollner will share insights and opportunities for NZ businesses post-COVID.

Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce members and non-members are welcome at this free event.


  • Friday 16 April
  • 7.30am–9am
  • Waipukurau Club, 10 Russell Street
Register here (external link)

Support for Māori businesses

TU Whakatipu is a business development programme helping Māori businesses that have either been negatively impacted or experienced growth from COVID-19.

Māori-owned businesses that meet the criteria can apply for services and support up to the value of $10,000, tailored to their unique needs.

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Recover and grow

The Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) helps small-to-medium enterprises recover and grow after the impact of COVID-19. 

Tipu Ake Tonu is a registered provider for RPB. It offers business planning, marketing, communications planning and coaching/mentoring services that can be subsidised through the network.

Find out more (external link)

Explore machine learning

Are you a senior secondary student who loves gaming and cars?

If so, getting involved in the AWS DeepRacer League could help you find out what it would be like to have a career as a developer working in machine learning.

The league gives students a chance to programme model racing cars and compete to produce the fastest lap times.

Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have teamed up to offer an AWS DeepRacer competition for year 12 and 13 students.

The event will be held on Wednesday 5 May. To take part, you’ll need to attend a workshop for basic training, including learning software fundamentals.

The workshop will be held on Wednesday 28 April from 9am-1pm at the EIT Robotics Lab, 501 Gloucester Street, Napier.

Learn more about the AWS DeepRacer League. (external site)

Register for the workshop (external link)

Drop into your local Connected centre without an appointment to find out about how government agencies can help you find a job, training or business support.


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Ground Floor, Vautier House
Corner Vautier and Dalton Street
Napier 4110


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
506 Eastbourne Street West
Hastings 4122

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