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Te Matau a Māui

Kimihia ngā mahi, ngā akoranga, tautoko pakihi me ngā ngohe ki te takiwā o Te Matau a Māui, rongonui mō ana kai, waina me te ngāwari o te noho

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Free career advice in Hawke's Bay

Have 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
  • applying for jobs

Appointments are available to all.

When: in-person sessions every Thursday 9am-4pm, flexible by phone
Where: Connected, 506 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings
Booking required

To make a time or find out more email or call/text 0221099881

Discovery Day at EIT

Explore jobs, industries, employers, and study options.

Discovery Day is an opportunity for senior students and the wider community to connect, learn, and discover the vast range of career options and training pathways available locally and beyond.

This is a shared project of EIT Te Pūkenga, Napier City Council, and the Hawke's Bay Chamber.

Connected will be there with mahi, study and training options too!

Where: EIT Campus, 501 Gloucester Street, Taradale
When: Thursday 25 August
Day session for year 11-13s - 9.30am-3pm
Evening session for the public - 5pm-7pm

Learn more or sign up by emailing

Find out more (external link)

Connected pop-ups in Maraenui

Connected will be available to help with all your Employment, Education, Training and Business Support queries in Maraenui every week.

If you are needing support to navigate your training or employment options, come and meet with our friendly Employment Liaison Advisor.

You will find this pop up at:


When: Thursdays fortnightly, 9am - 12pm (Starting 7 July)

Where: EIT Learning Centre, Bledisloe Road, Maraenui

Tipu Ake Tonu

When: Fridays fortnightly, 9am - 12pm (Starting 15 July)

Where: Tipu Ake Tonu, Bledisloe Road, Maraenui

If you would prefer to book a time to secure a korero, email

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Grow a career in horticulture

Find and apply for local orchard and packhouse jobs online through PickNZ.

Te Matau-a-Māui (Hawke's Bay) is famous for apples, kiwifruit, summerfruit (apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and plums) and wine. There are jobs now in grape and apple pruning, cankering, orchard development, tractor work and packing.

There are both sustainable and fixed term jobs, whatever job or career you're looking for in horticulture, Pick NZ is the place to start. Horticulture has lots of opportunities, whether you want to start earning right now or are wanting to build a year-round career.

Find opportunities (external link)

Looking for a career in care?

Connected has resources and support to help you into a care career and some upcoming interviews.

There are lots of jobs and careers in care, where you can earn money and make a difference in people's lives. 

There are 6 different career pathways in care and support work:

  • Disability Support,
  • Home and Community,
  • Mental Health and Addictions,
  • Aged Care,
  • Social Services and Peer Support, and
  • Youth Work. 

Who: Anyone interested in care and support work in Hawke's Bay, from Waipukurau to Wairoa

The team at your local Connected Centre will email you information and would love to have a Kōrero.


Meat workers needed in Whakatu

Silver Fern Farms Pacific in Whakatu are looking for motivated and reliable learners who are keen to join their team.

Entry level jobs in meat processing available, and opportunties to move into compliance, quality assurance and leadership.

No previous experience is required for this role however, you must be physically fit, flexible, and have reliable transport.

About the job:

  • Day shift 6am-4pm or evening shift 4pm-12.30am
  • Full training provided, $24/hour
  • Monday-Friday with weekends as required
  • Weekly Physiotherapist, Nurse and Counsellor onsite

Apply through Ministry of Social Development by calling 0800 779 009 (Job #21774884)

Apply online (external link)

Yard Maintenance workers needed

Do you have your full licence and love working outdoors? Yard work could be for you.

Clean Cut HB are looking for people to join their crew.

You will have experience in the following aspects of the role

  • Lawn mowing
  • Fencing
  • Concreting
  • Rubbish removal and anything in between.

You will need to have a full licence as you may be required to use the company vehicles.

If this sounds like you, please send your full name and phone number

Join the crew at Carters

There are multiple jobs available across the Hawke's Bay region.

From machine operators to manufacturing to despatch, Carters Napier are seeking a motivated and hardworking go-getters to join their dynamic team. Business is booming and the team need additional team players to keep up the pace.

You must be able to pass a medical and drug test, be reliable and punctual. Experience is preferred but not essential. Some of the roles require a forklift licence.
Day and night shifts are available.

If this sounds like you.

Find out more (external link)

More Hawke's Bay 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)
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Initiate Wāhine

For wāhine, by wāhine, a five week course in Hawke's bay for wāhine who are motivated to find work.

Do you want to meet new people, develop skills, or gain professional develpment and support?

Initiate Wāhine is 5 weeks of personal and professional development, with an employment focus. They'll help you with CVs, people skills, transport and more.

When: Monday 8 August, 9am-2pm

Where: The Development Hub, 405 Holt Place, Hastings

Find out more:

Self-directed disability funding options

If you have government funding for disability support, learn about Individualised Funding. Individualised Funding is a way of managing your disability support funding, giving you more control and flexibility.

Manawanui are local experts in disability support and funding, and running this free workshop about Individualised Funding.

In this interactive, in-person workshop you'll learn:

  • What Individualised Funding is
  • Who is eligible
  • hat choices you can make with your funding
  • ho can provide that support

When: Tuesday 9 August, 11am-3pm
Where: Pukemokimoki Marae, 191 Riverbend Road, Napier

Register today (external link)

Activity-based course for rangatahi

Learn with your hands at Workforce Development.

Are you 16-19 years old, learn by doing and don't like being stuck in a classroom? Te Hauhake i te Mana from Workforce Development could be perfect for you!

Te Hauhake it te Mana is a 21-week programme, fees free and you'll get a Level 1 Certificate in Foundation Skills at the end of it. Transport and kai included too!

The course is activity based, so you'll learn and do a range of indoor and outdoor tasks including:

  • Health & wellbeing
  • Tikanga
  • Fishing, diving & eeling
  • Design & construction
  • Camping
  • Agriculture

Where: Workforce Development, 100 Lovedale Road, St Leonards, Hastings
When: Rolling intakes, join anytime

Got questions?

Find out more (external link)

Mahi waka: Get your transport sorted

Want to get your drivers licence and help getting your own transport?

Mahi Waka is a programme run by Land Based Training to help you with transport to and from work and more.

You come with a job to start, they'll help you get there!

What you'll get:
-Transport to and from work for first 3 months
-Drivers licence, budgeting, saving and goal setting help
-Support with purchasing transport and pre-purchase checks

Who: Mahi Waka is a collaboration with MSD, eligibility may apply
Where: 240 Warren Street North, Hastings (supporting whānau across Hawke's Bay)
When: Available now, get in touch!

Contact or 021750417 to get started or find out more

Choose your course

Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Hawke's Bay

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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Your business and tax

Inland Revenue offers free webinars to help you set up correctly to meet your tax obligations whether you are new to business, GST or employing staff.

Inland Revenue offers three different practical webinars:

  • Starting a business? Introduction to Business is a two hour seminar. Learn about the different ways to structure your business, expenses you can claim, and how income tax and provisional tax works.
  • Are you registered for GST or thinking of registering for GST? Attend the two hour webinar on GST. Learn about who needs to register for GST, what GST is charged on, what information must be recorded and how to send this to us, and ceasing your GST registration.
  • Are you employing? In the Employers webinar learn about who needs to register as an employer, and what information must be recorded and how to send to IR.

These webinars are run on a fortnightly rotation, register today!

Introduction to Business

Wednesday 10 August, 7pm (external site)

Tuesday 16 August, 4pm (external site)


Tuesday 9 August, 10am (external site)

Tuesday 6 September, 10am (external site)


Tuesday 23 August, 10am (external site)

Tuesday 20 September, 10am (external site)

Hawke's Bay Business Growth and Support webinars

Wondering what supports are available for your business in Hawke's Bay?

The Hawke’s Bay Business Growth and Support Virtual Conference was brought to you by and, to connect you with the business support and services available, to all industry sectors across the Hawke’s Bay region.

The recordings are available to view and share on the Digital Boost YouTube channel, a great resource for SMEs from Wairoa to Waipukurau to connect with support.

Watch here (external link)

Interested in Self-employment?

Are you thinking about taking those first steps towards self-employment? Work and Income can help you get started.

Come along to a self-employment seminar to learn about support, resources and funding available to start your own business. The Self Employment Work Broker will discuss the following products, eligibility and what you'd need to do:

  • Business Training and Advice Grant
  • Self-employment start-up payment
  • Flexi-wage for self-employment


When: Every Monday, 9am-10am

Where: Napier MSD, 245-247 Tennyson Street


When: Every Tuesday, 1pm - 2pm

Where: Hastings MSD, 506 Eastbourne Street  

Find out more:

Whakarite hui ki te toro atu ki tō pokapū Connected ā-rohe kia ako ai koe me pēhea e taea ai e ngā pūtahi kāwanatanga te āwhina i a koe ki te kimi mahi, whakangungu, tautoko pakihi rānei.


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
245 – 247 Tennyson Street
Napier 4110


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
506 Eastbourne Street West
Hastings 4122