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Crop Harvesters

Play your role in the supply chain, by picking veges.

Do you have a can-do attitude? Join a harvest crew, picking fresh Broccoli, Lettuce and more during school hours.

9am - 2pm shifts are available for those who need to juggle kids and school runs.

Full training and a daily lunch is provided, along with performance bonus' and a range of employee benefits.

Opportunities may be available in other areas of the business such as nursery or vineyard work, tractor operating, digger roles, and forklift positions.

Find out more and apply (external link)

Forestry planters and maintenance

Planting both forestry trees and native for conservation purposes.

Fit, reliable and honest Forestry Planters Wanted. No experience needed, travel provided daily in Gisborne. 

You will be planting and preparing the ground for both forestry trees and natives for conservation purposes. There will also be some maintenance involved in terms of removing scrub and spraying for weed control.

Starting rate is $23.50 per hour.

Find out more (external link)

Carpenters Assistant

Opportunity to work alongside Carpenters within the Tairāwhiti region.

Does working hands-on with timber sound like you? Do you enjoy building things?

Can you measure and cut materials to specified measurements?

You will need to be physcially capable of loading and unloading building and construction materials, tools and equipment and transporting them around building sites.  You will have at least 1 years experience in ressidential or commercial carpentry.

Preferred applicants will hold a full or restricted class 1 driver licence. Pay rate: $21.20-$27 per hour.

Find out more (external link)

Machine operators

Join the local world class manufacturer of Glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) products with a secondary production facility based in the Middle East.

You will enjoy using your  problem solving ability and mechanical aptitude with a desire to learn. Ideally, experienced in a production environment. Training will be provided.

The growing business serves diverse domestic and international customers.

The current roles are on rostered Monday to Friday Shifts, day or night and some 4 days on, 4 days off shifts available.

Find out more (external link)

Factory Workers

Fixed term factory work 

These positions involve processing squash powder. You must be physically fit and have your own transport to get to work. There are afternoon and night shifts available.

Phone 0800 779009 and quote Job ID 21865486

Mayors taskforce for jobs

Are you a young person living in Tairawhiti facing challenges to enter the work force?

Do these challenges include:

  • a lack of access to opportunities to grow your skills,
  • driver licensing competency and confidence, and
  • a general lack of access to employers?

If you are a young person currently not in education, employment or training, or perhaps you have lost your recent employment due to the impacts of COVID-19 then Manaaki Tairāwhiti want to hear from you!

Manaaki Tairawhiti offer mentoring, support and guidance while getting alongside employers to create opportunities for employment.

For more information email: carmen@manaakitairāwhiti.nz

More Tairāwhiti jobs

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

Find local vineyard work, port work and more.

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)
Learner licence

Get road ready!

Do you live in rural East Coast and want to get your learner licence?

Being able to drive yourself legally brings freedom and job opportunities.

This course is for you, if:

  • you are over 16?
  • no longer in school? and
  • you Live on the East Coast past Wanangara and Gisborne Rural past Maraka.

Register your interest and the team from REAP will be in contact with course dates and times.

Register today (external link)

Get your restricted licence

Do you have your learners licence and limited resources to progress on to your restricted licence?

Nga Ara Pai Community Driver Mentor Programme wants you to get your restricted licence. 

Through offering driving lessons for young drivers over a ten week period in an automatic car, your mentors will help you be ready to pass your test.

Cost $137 to sit your restricted licence.

Find out more and apply (external link)

Online healthcare training and job placement

It’s never too late to start your new and rewarding career in healthcare with free online skills training and job placement support in a stable sector.

Learn and move at your own pace, and be supported along the way into a care career.

Do the training online from the safety of your own home, before being matched with a local employer for work.

The job placement service is for you if you have not been working in the health sector within the last 5 years, and not working fulltime at the moment.

From MySkill you'll gain qualifications, mahi and a stepping stone into the healthcare industry.

Find out more and apply (external link)

Are you interested in farming?

Farm based training cadets are involved in the management and development of the training farm.

You will learn about determining and reviewing the stock policy, planning, decision making and attending to the day to day operations of the farm.

Scholarship places are available through the Māori Trade Training Programme.

Find out more (external link)

Literacy Aotearoa free courses

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

Programmes for 2022

  • 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
  • Literacy and Numeracy upskilling: which can cover a wide range of Literacy and Numeracy modules.

To make an app please email:  info.c6@literacy.org.nz

Find out more and register (external link)

Study for free

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is a uniquely Māori learning environment that offers more than 50 courses – and over 20 of them are in Gisborne.  

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

Police, forestry and sports courses are starting soon. 

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 Tairāwhiti.

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)

TechWeek Tairāwhiti

Join Trust Tairāwhiti for an event broadcast over one-day from Rāngai Studios with co-hosts Mātai Smith and Rāhia Timutimu leading presentations and engaging conversations about digital technology in the region.

“There is an array of leading tech initiatives at play in Tairāwhiti, yet overall awareness of the creativity and capability the region has on offer is not well understood.”

This year’s presentations focus on advanced manufacturing, climate solution technology, digitisation of culture and the arts, medical research using MRI, cybersecurity and capability building.

When: Friday 20 May, 10am - 4pm

Where: Online wherever you are

Find out more (external link)

Find COVID-19 support

Do you need support to help your business cope with the challenges caused by COVID-19?

Trust Tairāwhiti’s Takihoko Business team is part of the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP).

It has specialist business advisors available to support local business as the impact of COVID-19 is increasingly felt in our region.

Support available can include help with HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity planning, finance and cashflow management, and business mentoring. 

Find out more (external link)

Poutama Tangata - free coaching sessions

These sessions are available to Māori SMEs seeking guidance with their ‘people’ needs and requirements.

The Employers and Manufacturers Association and Poutama deliver the 'Poutama Tangata’ group coaching programme to small and medium sized Māori businesses across Aotearoa.

The sessions focus on:

  • tools and techniques to help lead your people,
  • creating the right culture to attract and retain your people.

The free online group coaching sessions with EMA’s HR Specialist Nikki Iuli are held the third Wednesday of each month. Beyond these sessions, 1 on 1 support is also available at a special rate.

To find out more: email Nikki.iuli@emabop.co.nz

Find out more (external link)

Free career advice

Get free career advice from an expert to help you gain confidence, make a plan and take your next steps into work or training.

This session can provide you with advice on:

  • Studying or training
  • Changing your career
  • Preparing your CV and cover letter
  • Applying for a job

Appointments are available to all

To make a time or find out more email: denise.raymond@xtra.co.nz or call/Text 027 512 4500 

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
Tangata Rite Building
106 Lowe Street
Gisborne 4010

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