Find jobs, courses, business support and events in the creative, innovative Tairāwhiti region, the food bowl of Aotearoa

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Seasonal work in Tairāwhiti

Do you enjoy working outdoors?  

Seasonal fruit pickers are needed to pick apples and kiwifruit.

You need to be physically fit. Experience is preferred, but not essential, and transport will be provided.

Find out more (external link)

Interested in working in a sawmill?

A number of sawmill opportunities are available, including table hand, sawmill hand, filler and drymill.

All the shifts are 9.5 hours per day.

The job is physically demanding and involves standing for long periods.

You will need transport – it is a 10 min drive from Central Gisborne to Matawhero.

Apply now (external link)

Data party

Learn and share with others to upskill and improve your data skills.

On the first Wednesday of each month, Taiki E! brings together people from the community to talk about topics and tools relating to data.

Topics range from how data can improve business performance to measuring key community wellbeing indicators.

This is an inclusive and participatory data space to learn and share with others.

Date: First Wednesday of every month 

Time: 5.30pm to 8pm

Location: Treble Court (Shop 1), 7 Peel Street, Gisborne

Find out more (external link)

More Tairāwhiti 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)
Study and Training

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)

Driver licence support

If you live in a rural area, you may be able to get help to gain your driver licence.  

Tairāwhiti REAP, a rural education provider, can help people living in rural areas to get their learner, restricted, full or specialist driver licence.

It can also help people to develop a plan to gain other driver licences.

For more information, email gisborne@tairawhitireap.org.nz or find Tairāwhiti REAP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/REAPTairawhiti/ (external site)

Choose your course

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

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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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)

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
Tangata Rite Building
106 Lowe Street
Gisborne 4010

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