Find jobs, courses, business support and events in subtropical Northland, one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing regions

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Free career advice

Come along for a free one-to-one session with a career expert that can help you make a personalised career plan.

This session can provide you with advice on:

  • studying or training
  • changing careers
  • preparing your CV and cover letter
  • job appplications.

Where: Whangarei & Kaipara Connected Centre, 4 Albert Street, Whangarei

When: Services are available across the week - you must book.

Make a booking now to Muriel Willem, either by emailing, or calling 027 633 4171

Nursing Workforce Roadshow

Are you interested in a career as an enrolled nurse or registered nurse? Or are you a nurse thinking about post-graduate study in nursing?

Come along and get one on one advice about education and career pathways, as well as potential apprenticeships to earn while you learn:

Whangarei: Monday 9 August, 4pm-6.30pm at Mahitahi Hauora, 28 Rust Avenue, Whangārei

Dargaville: Tuesday 10 August, 10am-2.30pm at Te Ha Oranga, 77 Awakino Road, Dargaville

Hokianga: Wednesday 11 August, 10am-2.30pm at Hokianga Health, 163 Parnell Street, Rawene

Kaitaia: Thursday 12 August, 10am-2.30pm at Te Hiku Hauora, 49 Redan Road, Kaitaia

No need to register, drop in on the day!

For further information contact

Aquaculture jobs in the Far North

Whangaroa Aquaculture Farm is looking for workers to be employed on a fixed-term basis.

You would be working outdoors and be rotated on different duties to learn about all the farm's operations. Duties would include checking oysters, harvesting, cleaning and grading.

Because of tide times, you'd need to be flexible with start and finish times, as well as being able to lift up to 20 kgs.

Find out more and apply (external link)

More Northland 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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Bachelor of Nursing with NorthTec

Are you interested and getting qualified and becoming a registered nurse?

The 3-year Bachelor of Nursing course is held at NorthTec's Raumanga campus in Whangarei.

You will learn how to perform general nursing functions, understand how to supervise Enrolled Nurses & Healthcare Assistants & undertake several hands-on placements across the duration of the programme.

The July 2021 programme is still able to take new registrations, otherwise February 2022 is the next intake.

Find out more and apply (external link)

Free short courses with Literacy Aotearoa

Literacy Aotearoa Whangarei are offering free short courses that are flexible and can be completed whenever you want.

Programmes for Term 3:

  • Digital Literacy: which can include anything for basic computing, security, emails, internet, devices (iphone, tablet, android) Microsoft applications and social media.
  • Drivers Education: NZ Learners Licence Theory, and NZ HT Class 2 Learners Theory
  • Work Ready Road to Employment: C.V, Career planning, Interview Skills, Job searching, word literacy, starting a new job, communication skills
  • Financing my Future: Future dreams, good credit vs bad credit. Money Manager, making it on your own, planning and budgeting.
  • Literacy and Numeracy upskilling: which can cover a wide range of Literacy and Numeracy modules.
  • Healthy lifestyles: A wellbeing based course

To register, contact Ashlee Wati - or via phone on 022 3271693

Digital technology for rangatahi

Are you aged 16-24 and interested in learning about graphic design, video content production, digital marketing, games development and other aspects of digital technology?

If so, join NGEN 2021, a fees-free 20-week course in Whangārei.

The course prepares rangatahi for continued study or a pathway into internships or employment. It starts on Monday 19 July and runs from 10am-4pm. All resources are provided.

If this sounds like you or a young person you know, email programme manager Hemi Ruka today at

Free health and wellbeing training

Kick-start your career in the healthcare industry with free training from a marae-based provider in Whangārei.

You could gain a New Zealand Certificate in Health Wellbeing by studying with Ringa Atawhai Mātauranga.

The entry-level qualification would enable you to gain employment supporting people, family and whanau with their health and wellbeing in the community.

The course covers a range of transferable skills and knowledge valued across the health and wellbeing sector.

Find out more and register (external link)

Choose your course

Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Northland.

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)
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Introduction to Business workshop

Are you thinking of starting a business? Join a free introduction to business workshop with Inland Revenue.

In this free workshop, you’ll learn about business structures, income tax, expenses that can be claimed and more.

When: Wednesday 18 August, 1pm
Where: 82 Bank Street, Whangarei

Places are limited, so register now.

Find out more and register (external link)

Creative Business Skills Workshop

Janet Nixon, in collaboration with Creative Northland, hosts the following free Creative Business Skills Workshop series and free mentoring for creatives in business in Northland.

These online events via Zoom will run from 10am-2pm.

  • Project planning - July 30
    Gain tools for planning projects, exhibitions, and shows.
  • Marketing Part 1 - Aug 6
    Refine your target market and learn how to reach them with promotional tools
  • Marketing Part 2 - Aug 13
    Put together a strategic marketing plan for your business

Spaces are limited to 12. To register please email

More information can be found on the Facebook event (external site)

Join a GST workshop

Thinking of starting your own business? Come along to a free GST workshop with Inland Revenue.

At this workshop, you'll be learning about how GST works, GST registration, record keeping, and more.

Places are limited, so register soon.

When: Wednesday 18 August, 9.30am
Where: 82 Bank Street, Whangarei

Find out more and register (external link)
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Employment empowerment workshops

Come along to these free workshops that are here to support you on your employment journey.

Date: Thursday 5th August
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Topic: Job searching & understanding the job description

Date: Thursday 12th August
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Topic: Do Cover Letters count?

Date: Wednesday 18th August
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Topic: What do Employers look for in a CV?

Date: Wednesday 25th August
Time: 10.30am - 11.30am
Topic: Transferable Skills

Free, one on one career advice appointments will be available after each workshop from 12.00pm - 2.00pm

No need to book, just come along on the day to the Whangarei & Kaipara Connected Centre, 4 Albert Street, Whangarei

Planning for Success Workshop

This free workshop which will give you direction and clarity to achieve long term success for your business.

The session will cover:

  • Developing a business continuity plan post COVID19
  • A 90 day action plan
  • A step by step guide to achieving your goals
  • Creating collaboration and synergy to lift productivity

Where: The Orchard Business and Event Hub, Level 1 Entrance - 35 Walton Street, Whangarei
When: Thursday 5 August, 8.30am-12.30pm

To register, simply email

Connecting young people, students and employers

SpeedMeets bring together students, young people and employers - speed-dating style.

It’s a great opportunity for young people who are ready for work, or will be looking for work within the next six months, to discover all the exciting careers available in the trades and services industries.

And it's a great way for employers to find new staff or apprentices.

Northland has 3 upcoming Speed Meet Events, in collaboration with Emploment 2 Education (e2e) Tai Tokerau:

Kaipara / Dargaville: Tuesday 31 August, Otamatea College, 120 Bickerstaffe Road, Maungaturoto, 9.30am–3pm
Far North: Tuesday 7 September, Kaitaia College, Redan Road, Kaitaia, 9am–3pm
Whangarei: Friday 10 September, Whangarei Boys High School, Kent Road, Regent, Whangārei, 9am–4pm

Pre-registration is essential to secure your spot.

Find out more and register (external link)

Explore self-employment as a career option

Whangārei’s Connected centre is hosting a free, monthly workshop about self employment, to ensure you have the right tools to move forward with your business idea, and understand how the Ministry of Social Development can assist you.

There's no need to book - just come along on the day. 

What: Self-employment and you (explore self-employment as a career option)
When: Thursday 26 August, 9am-10.30am
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, 4 Albert Street, Whangārei

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
Keri Centre, 2 Fairway Drive
Kerikeri 0230


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Walton Plaza
4 Albert Street
Whangārei 0110

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