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

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To make a booking, please email your Connected centre


Community health worker

Wanting to make a difference in others lives? Have you supported family or whanau in their own homes? If so this may be the job for you.

The rewarding role involves:

  • assisting client with homehelp,
  • shopping,
  • meal preparation, and
  • personal cares.

You will ideally be have a caring and empathetic approach to others.

Part time and full time jobs exist across Northland.

Training will be provided. 

Full drivers licence and your own car is essential

Find out more (external link)

Kumera Harvesting

The Dargaville area is famous for Kumera and the crops contribute significantly to the areas local and regional economy.

The harvesting season has started and several growers in the Dargaville area are looking for Harvesters to join their teams.

There are opportunities for immediate starts.

The work includes:
sorting and grading on the back of a harvester.

All roles are physical and a good level of fitness is required.

Growers have different requirements but often include:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Access to reliable transport
  • Ability to work in a team environment

If you are interested in harvesting kumera, please email

Engineering trades assistant

An engineering business in Ruakaka is looking for workers.

SPI Ltd are involved in a range of engineering projects, from gates, piping for water treatment plans to gangplanks.

Your role will include general engineering, grinding and steel work. Training is provided.

Initially the roles will be for 6months with the opportunity to be extended.

Find out more (external link)

Meat processing and packing

Career opportunities exist at Silver Fern Farms in Dargaville, with a variety of jobs on offer.

Silver Fern Farms provide meat products to a global market The business will train you and if you show intitiative you will move through the pay grades quickly.

Do you enjoy team work and keen to learn there are career pathways to a range of opportunities within the industry.

The key to getting started is being a team player, reliability and being able to pass pre-employment testing.

Find out more (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)

Trades apprenticeships

Interested in a trades apprenticeship in collision repair, automotive or engineering? 

Smart Trade Solutions offer support for apprentices.  Their courses is designed to get people into apprenticeships in a range of trades.

The programme includes work experience and pre-employment training, along with 9 months of ongoing support.

Find out more, email

Tech Week

Tech week will be showcasing and celebrating innovation from Monday 16 May to Sunday 22 May.

Techweek is a mix of live, virtual and hybrid events so there’s something to suit everyone, including:

  • Callaghan Innovations - 10 types of innovation
  • Connecting youth with technology 'NGEN tech' open week
  • Creative Technology: A growing field

See the full schedule (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)

Northland transistion expo

Wondering what's next after school?

The expo provides information and support for ākonga who are leaving or have recently left school. The expo will be focused on vocational and support services, residential options and leisure activities.

When: Wednesday 22 June, 5pm - 7pm

Where: NorthTec Interactive Learning Centre, 51 Raumanga Valley Road, Raumanga

Online Introduction to Business workshop

Are you thinking of starting a business? Join a free online 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: Tuesday 25 May, 7pm

Places are limited to 30, so register now.

Find out more and register (external link)
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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: The Orchard, 35 Walton Street, Whangarei
When: Services are available across the week - you must book.

Make a booking with Muriel Willem, or call 027 633 4171

Mid and Far North (Including Dargaville)

Where: Service is provided in Mid & Far North (Kawakawa, Kerikeri, Kaikohe & Kaitaia) as well as Dargaville via Zoom or face to face
When: Services are available across the week - you must book.

Make a booking with Alysha Phillips, or call 022 564 3481

Free CV updating Service

Multicultural Whangarei are offering a free CV updating service.

Tell them about your career goals, and they will provide professional advice on how to update and improve your CV.

Simply email your CV to Bridget -

Make an appointment to visit your local Connected centre 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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