Find jobs, courses, business support and events in the Waikato region, New Zealand’s agricultural and pastoral heartland

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Want some help looking for work?

Work and Income have a team ready to help you find a job that's suitable for you!

Let the team know what you want to do and send your CV to ready2work_waikato@msd.govt.nz.

Work with NZ Landcare Trust

Two opportunities are available to work with the NZ Landcare Trust on a project called the Maungatautari to Pirongia ecological corridor.

The first role is Mātauranga Māori Facilitator. This role will oversee the freshwater improvement making sure work is completed within Māori protocol.

This is a high level role and as such you'll need to be highly motivated, community minded and have excellent networking and planning skills.

The second role is as a Project Coordinator. In this role you'll need facilitation, networking and communication skills. You'll be working alongside the Mātauranga Māori Facilitator to oversee the planting, fencing and erosion along the streams.

To find out more and apply (external link)

Lab Assistants

An employer in the Waikato is looking for multiple Lab Assistants to join their team.

There are multiple roles available in Hamilton and the surrounding areas. A science qualification or lab experience is preferable but not essential as full training will be provided. A restricted licence and reliable transport will be needed as work is rostered from Monday to Sunday.

To find out more, send your CV to ready2work_waikato@msd.govt.nz. Please include Job ID 21599508 in your email.

Heavy Machine Operators

An employer in Hamilton is looking for multiple Heavy Machine Operators to join the team.

You'll be operating various plant and ancillary equipment such as excavators, loaders and dump trucks. You'll need to have a minimum of 3 years experience and a full licence (Class 2 preferred). Reliable transport will be needed as work is from Monday to Saturday, 40-60 hours per week.

To find out more, send your CV to ready2work_waikato@msd.govt.nz. Please include Job ID 21598246 in your email.

Vacancies with Tainui Group Holdings

Are you affiliated with Tainui Waikato, or of Tainui descent, and looking for a job?

If so, take a look at the many vacancies in a range of industries available within Tainui Group Holdings and its partners.

Find out more (external link)

More Waikato 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)

Train to be Halal meat processor

The Meat Industry Association of NZ are looking for those who're interested in becoming Halal meat processors. You'll need to be a practising Muslim and ideally have knowledge of Halal methods.

As the work is rostered and can also be rural you'll need reliable transport and a willingness to travel.

When: Next course starts Tuesday 17 August
Where: This information will be supplied once you are registered

You need to be aged 16+ and be a NZ Citizen or Resident.

If you want to enrol, please email halal@mia.co.nz

Or, write to:

Halal Recruitment
Meat Industry Association
PO Box 345
Wellington 6140

Find out more (external link)

Interested in a career in Psychology?

The University of Waikato is holding a free information session about the many career options a psychology degree can lead to.

When: Wednesday 4 August, 1pm–2pm

Where: Waikato University - Hamilton Campus, School of Psychology, K Block, Gate 1, Knighton Road, Hamilton East

This will also be done via Zoom if you’re not able to attend in person.

Find out more and enrol (external link)

Choose your course

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

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

Inland Revenue are offering free business seminars.

If you're starting a new business and want to understand business structures and learn more about what income tax and expenses can be claimed, come along to the next introduction to business seminar.

When: Wednesday 11 August, 9.30am
Where: 21 Home Straight, Hamilton

Find out more and register (external link)

Keen to get business advice?

Soda Inc offers support for businesses in the Waikato through workshops, one on one mentoring, and co-working spaces.

They provide practical advice by using their specialised business knowledge and experience to support your business.

Find out more and explore your options (external link)

Support for Māori and Pasifika businesses

Amotai promotes the growth of Māori and Pasifika entrepreneurship through smarter use of procurement and supply chains.

It provides practical advice and support to its buyer members so they can successful engage with more Māori and Pasifika-owned businesses.

Find out more and register your business (external link)
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Got a Trade, got it made

SpeedMeet is the perfect opportunity for senior students to discover careers available in the trades and service industries. It’s also for employers to find new staff or apprentices – ‘speed-dating style’.

Every six minutes employers meet a secondary school student for a mini-interview. If both employer and student note they are interested, a match is made, and contact details are shared via email.

This event is aimed at students who are looking for work but may be unsure about what type of work or career they want. Employers are invited to participate who are looking for fresh new staff within the next six months, or who want to open the eyes of young people to the career options that are available to them.

When: Wednesday 11 August, 9am-2.30pm
Where: Melville High School, Collins Road, Hamilton

To find out more and register (external link)

Free career advice

These free, one-to-one sessions with a career expert can help you make a personalised career plan.

If you are exploring studying or training, or want assistance to prepare your cv come and talk to an experienced career expert. No need to book.


Every Tuesday 1pm-5pm
Wednesday 8.30am-5pm
Thursday 1pm-5pm

Where: Connected Centre, Shop 14, Dinsdale Shopping Centre, Hamilton

Five Cross Roads Hamilton

Tuesday 8.30am-12pm
Thursday 8.30am-12pm

Where: Connected Centre, Five Cross Roads, 3 Fifth Avenue, Hamilton

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
Shop 14
Dinsdale Shopping Centre
Hamilton 15295

Five Cross Roads

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Five Cross Roads
3 Fifth Avenue
Hamilton 14117

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