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

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Horticulture work in the Kaipara district

Kumara farm work is available now in Dargaville.

20 seasonal roles are available which involve kumara crop maintenance, weeding and harvesting.  Duties include sorting, grading and moving kumara from waist to shoulder height.

Experience is preferred but not essential, and applicants must be reliable and willing to be drug tested.

Find out more and apply (external link)

Ever thought of working at the ports?

This is an opportunity not to be missed.  No experience is needed as full training will be provided.

20+ permanent stevedore positions are available in Marsden Point.

Stevedores ensure that cargo is loaded and unloaded safely from ships arriving into the port.

Applicants must be reliable, fit, hardworking and willing to work night shift. Hours and pay rate will increase with your experience.

Find out more and apply (external link)

Start your forestry career

Permanent forestry roles are now available in Whangarei.

You will be provided with training and learn all aspects of forestry, including how to fight bush fires.

There are 5+ positions available for people who are keen to learn, reliable, hardworking and physically fit.

Applicants must pass a drug test.

Find out more and apply (external link)
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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)

Diploma in civil engineering

There has never been a better time to venture into infrastructure development with NorthTec’s fees free programme in Whangarei.

If you’re interesting in learning about road design and construction, as well as land surveying, water and wastewater systems, this 2-year (full time) programme could be for you.

This diploma will provide you with the knowledge and skills required of an engineering technician who can design and supervise the construction of everything from roads to airports and bridges.

Start your civil engineering career with NorthTec July 2021. 

Find out more (external link)

Diploma in enrolled nursing

The enrolled nurse programme is an eighteen-month course which leads to registration as an enrolled nurse.

There are a diverse range of roles in the healthcare industry such as rehabilitation, mental health, acute care and vaccinations. With both theory and practical aspects to this training, you will leave well equipped to enter this industry which is in need of more staff.

The next course starts July 2021; applications are now open.

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Construction courses

Would you like to get into the building trade, or learn how to work on your home and land?

Check out NorthTec’s Level 2 construction course, which kicks off in Kerikeri and Whangarei in July.

Find out more (external link)
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Foundation courses

Considering studying?

NorthTec’s foundation courses could give you the confidence and employment-related skills you need to succeed.

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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)

IRD Seminar: employer workshop

Are you a sole trader, partnership or small business? Are you thinking of expanding and hiring staff? Join a free employer workshop with Inland Revenue.    

In this free workshop you’ll learn how to calculate PAYE, complete a monthly wage summary for two employees, file your employer monthly returns online as well as being introduced to the online IRD services and calculators and more.

  • Date: 21 April
  • Time: 9.30am
  • Address: 82 Bank Street, Whangarei.

Registration is key as numbers are limited.

Secure your place (external link)

Learn about accounting software

Upskill and learn more about Xero at accountancy firm BDO in Kerikeri and Whangarei.

You can walk into either office any Wednesday from 9am to 11am to get one-to-one help with your Xero-related queries.

Find out more about Walk-in Wednesday in Kerikeri (external site)

Find out more about Walk-in Wednesday in Whangarei (external site)

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COVID-19 support

Do you need business support to help with the impact of COVID-19?

Northland Inc operates a helpline you can call to talk about business queries involving COVID-19.

Phone the helpline during business hours to discuss issues such as human resources, cashflow management, health and wellness, business continuity planning, finance and cashflow management, marketing strategy and digital enablement. 

Find out more (external link)

Network with NorthChamber

Semenoff Stadium is host to numerous events including local and international sporting fixtures, concerts, music festivals, and various community and corporate events.

Meet the team as they welcome you into their events space for an evening of nibbles, drinks and networking.

Business After 5 evenings are regular events coordinated by NorthChamber, showcasing local businesses and aimed at connecting businesspeople and organisations.

Whangarei Business After 5 will be held on Wednesday April 28, from 5.30-pm-7pm.

Find out more and register (external link)

Healthcare expo

Are you interested in working in the healthcare industry?

Come along to this Connected event to find out about tertiary education and training options as well as the wide range of job opportunities.  

The healthcare industry in Northland need’s staff across a range of occupations, starting from entry level roles through to highly skilled and experienced roles.

Where: Connected Centre, 4 Albert Street, Whangarei 

When: 6 May 2021

Time: 11am–1pm

Drop into the Connected Centre to register and find out more.

Free employment workshops and career advice

Whangarei’s Connected centre is hosting a day of free workshops to help you move into employment or training.

The workshops will be held on Thursday 22nd April at the Connected Centre: 4 Albert Street, Whangarei. You don’t need to book in advance – just come along on the day.

The workshops are:

  • 9am-10.30am: Self-employment and you (explore self-employment as a career option)
  • 11am-12.30pm: Marketing self (CVs, cover letters, profiles and promoting yourself)
  • 1pm-2.30pm: Finding work (key things to think about when changing jobs, training or taking a different career direction)
  • 2.30pm-4pm: Free, personalised career advice from a career expert.

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
Whangarei 0110

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