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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Interested in working in the meat industry?

Progressive Meats Ltd are offering multiple full time roles for both experienced and non-experienced workers at their Hastings Plant.

Full training is provided for those who want to establish a career in the meat industry.

If you are work-fit and keen to work 40+ hours a week, this could be the job for you.

Find out more and apply (external link)

Hawke's Bay District Health Board jobs

If you're interested in working in the health sector, the Hawke's Bay District Health Board are looking for people in a number of roles from Registered Nurses to IT gurus.

They would like to hear from anyone who is committed to the values of the sector:

  • Tauwhiro (delivering high quality care to patients and consumers)
  • Raranga te tira (working together in partnership across the community)
  • He kauanuanu (showing respect for each other, our staff, patients, and consumers)
  • Ākina (continuously improving everything we do)  
Find out more and apply (external link)

Are you of Pasifika descent and looking for mahi?

Tupu Aotearoa is a free programme that can help you towards a brighter future.

Their specialist Pasifika pathway coaches will support you with:

  • Career advice
  • Finding work
  • CV writing
  • Interview preparation
  • and more

This free service is available to you if you are:

  • of Pacific Island descent
  • not in school, study or mahi
  • 15 years or older NZ Citizen or a Permanent resident.

Click here to register (external site) and our Hawkes Bay coach will contact you.

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.

Find out more (external link)

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)
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Applications are open for the Youth Development Fund

If you are aged between 12 and 24, live in Napier and are involved in a project or activity that promotes your personal development, you could apply for funding through the Youth Development Fund.

Napier City Council's Youth Development fund can help you to further your education or training, gain experience towards your chosen career. 

There are four categories with a total of $7000 available, with possible grants from $100 - $1000.

  • Sport
  • Art / Culture
  • Service / Leadership
  • Other

Applications close Thursday 5th August.

To find out more and register for this grant (external link)

Literacy, numeracy and language support for people who are working

If you're working, English is your second language and you would like some support,
you could sign up to a course with Literacy Aotearoa.

Their Literacy, Language and Numeracy course will help you with:

  • Communication skills
  • Budgeting/finances
  • CV – creating and updating

You do not have to be a NZ Resident to be eligible for this course.

When: Every Tuesday until 14 December, 10am–12pm

Where: Taradale Library, 24 White Street, Napier 

Pre-enrolment along with birth certificate or passport are compulsory. 

To enrol, please phone 06 8355544 or 0223763775 or email mgannaway.205@literacy.org.nz

Free learner licence course

Are you 16 years or older and need some support to pass your learner licence test?

Literacy Aotearoa are offering a free course where you will learn:

  • The key requirements to pass your licence
  • How to complete the required application forms
  • And much more!

If you are not in mahi, study or school, you could attend the morning sessions
When: Every Friday from 30th July to 15th October, 10:00am – 12:00pm

If you are in full time employment, you could attend the afternoon sessions
When: Every Friday from 30th July to 15th October, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: 18 Munroe Street, Napier

Pre enrolment, birth certificate or passport is compulsory.
To enrol please phone 06 835 5544, 022 3763775 or email mgannaway.205@literacy.org.nz.

Study for free

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is a uniquely Māori learning environment that offers more than 50 courses delivered here in Hawke's Bay and online.

Subjects range from Māori language and Rongōa to money and business management.

Most of the courses are fees-free, and there are scholarships available.

See what is available in our rohe (external link)

Get support to gain NCEAs

Do you want a safe, supportive learning environment to help you achieve your goals and get ahead?

Training organisation Achievement NZ offers Level 1-3 programmes focusing on hospitality, service industries, sport and fitness and career preparation.The programmes are open for enrolment at any time.

Achievement NZ's Hawke's Bay learning centre is at 37 Niven Street, Onekawa, Napier.

To find out more, phone 0800 905 509 or visit achievementnz.co.nz (external site)

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.

Find your course now (external link)

Meet the team from Bizdom

Bizdom offers business coaching and advice.

Come along and mee Mark and his team at the Business After Five event with the Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce.

When: Wednesday 11 August, 5:30pm-7pm
Where: Maritime Building Level 1/3 Byron Street, Napier South, Napier

This event is free for members of the Hawkes Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets cost $17.25 incl GST for non-members

Find out more and register (external link)

Learn about GST with IRD

Are you starting a business and want to learn more about GST?

Come along to a free GST workshop with IRD.

This workshop is a hands-on interactive session for sole traders, partnerships and other small businesses.

If possible, it's recommended that you attend the 'Introduction to Business' tax seminar before attending this GST workshop.

This workshop covers:

  • what is GST
  • GST registration
  • record keeping
  • cash book
  • basic adjustments
  • GST filing (online and manual) and payment
  • online services.

When: Wednesday 18 August, 10am
Where: Inland Revenue, 204 Hastings Street, Napier

Register now (external link)

Boost Business Performance

'Lean' is a workshop and coaching programme lead by Callaghan Innovation and aims to support businesses in maintaining efficiency

You can attend the Lean 1-day workshop on Wednesday 15 September, and connect with a Lean coach to support your business. This will be held in Napier with a venue still to be decided on.

Ideal candidates for the Lean programme are medium to large-scale enterprises in manufacturing and services, or supply chain, and may be stalled by inefficiency or have low staff and customer engagement.

$65 per person

Find out more (external link)

Introduction to Business workshop with IRD

Are you starting a business?

You could come to a free IRD seminar to learn about:

  • working smarter with IRD online services
  • business structures
  • income tax
  • expenses you can claim
  • record keeping and more.

They'll provide you with an overview of the IRD website and introduce you to some of their key tools and resources. This will make it easier to manage your tax obligations.

When: Tuesday 17 August, 10am
Where: Inland Revenue Napier 204 Hastings Street, Napier

Register now (external link)

Build cultural capability within your business

Tipu Ake Tonu offer a range of business support services from building cultural capability to start up support. Their aim is to help build strong whānau, thriving communities and successful enterprise.

Specific supports include:

  • Networking and partnerships through Te Aka Kaipakihi - a revitalised Māori Business Network
  • Business and strategic planning
  • Ongoing coaching, mentoring and growth services
  • Programme delivery
  • Facilitating cultural understanding for others looking to support Māori businesses in their areas of expertise
Find out more (external link)

Boost your business by learning digital skills

If you are a small business owner or starting a new business, you could sign up for the free online courses run by Digital Boost.

Digital Boost offer courses to give you the digital skills you need to boost your business.

These courses will teach you:

  • how to use digital tools in your business to free up your time
  • how to market to your ideal customer using Facebook, Instagram, Google and YouTube
  • how to build your own website and increase customers through your website

To find out more, visit the digital boost website (external site)

Or sign up for their free courses (external site)

Become a qualified engineer with Apprentice Training New Zealand

Are you interested in an engineering apprenticeship?

Come along to a seminar hosted by Apprentice Training New Zealand (ATNZ).

They'll be showcasing the apprenticeships they have on offer which include:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Toolmaking
  • Automotive

When: Wednesday 4 August, 1:30pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 506 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings

No need to book, just turn up!

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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