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Support for working aged women

Hiwa-i-te-Rangi Wahine Series - Come along and join us for some "You Time!"

Hear guest speakers share their personal journey from Education to Employment, the barriers they have experienced and how they overcame them.

Access support services especially for women. Also take away some great family recipes (try some yummy baking), learn life hacks and learn about home-based pampering self-care.

When: Wednesday 27 July and Wednesday 3 August, 10am-12noon
Where: Ministry of Social Development Office, 9 Marae Street, Taumarunui
For more information text 029 201 2517

Free career advice

Book a one-to-one session with a career expert to make a personalised career plan.

This free, one-on-one career advice and support includes:
  • Creating a personalised career plan
  • Exploring training and study options
  • Looking for job opportunities
  • Writing and updating CVs
  • Preparing for job interviews

Palmerston North

When: Monday, Wednesday or Thursday by appointment

Where: CV Magic, Unit 3, Northcote Office Park, 88 Grey Street

To book your session, email


When: Wednesday 10am - 3pm (Evenings available by appointment)

To book your session, email

Small business tax workshop

Understanding your tax obligations as a small business.

Learn more about Tax Obligations and Support for new business start-ups with the team from Inland Revenue and Heartland Services. If you’re an existing small business, come along for a refresher-Nau mai, haere mai!

When: Thursday 28 July, 5.30pm-7pm
Where: Ministry of Social Development Offices, 9 Marae Street, Taumarunui.

To register or for more information or txt 029 201 2517

Te Kuiti wahine series

Wāhine of Te Kuiti, are you work ready? Connected along with Work and Income are running workshops to help women increase work readiness.  

The series is designed to inspire and create a connection with women to increase work readiness; awareness of support agencies and courses available; and build self-esteem and confidence in what women have to offer a workplace.

The series will include workshops with guest speakers, journey to employment, re-entering the workforce, life hacks and selfcare as well as much, much more.

If you are looking to return to the work force and want some more support come along, bring a friend and join in this free seminar with a cuppa and like minded women.

When: Tuesdays from 12 July, 10am – 12pm

Where: Te Kuiti Work and Income, 45 Taupiri Street

Find out more email

Ski field

Ruapehu Alpine Lifts employment opportunities

The ski season will be here before we know it, there are jobs available on Mt Ruapehu.

With the two ski areas to staff, the team are looking for reliable, guest focused and upbeat employees who understand what it means to trust one another and create a sense of belonging and connection.

The common attributes of all employees are the following:

  • A willingness to get on with others and deliver a unique, generous and caring welcome to all manuhiri (visitors)
  • A willingness to work in a team, to share your passion for the place with others
  • A professional attitude towards work embracing excellence in all that you do

As a large tourism operator, there are approximately 60 different job descriptions within the organisation ranging from permanent full time to seasonal positions.

The winter operating season typically runs from late June until mid October, with some seasons extending into November. A summer sightseeing and guiding operation is run between December and April. 

Jobs at Whakapapa (external site)

Jobs at Tūroa (external site)

Find out more and apply (external link)

Meat processing workers needed

A local Whanganui based Meat Processing Factory seeks Meat Processing Workers for various roles

Vacancies are available in following departments:

  • Boning Floor
  • Packing Floor
  • Yards
  • Grounds
  • Forklift
  • Engineering Manager
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Maintenance Fitter
  • Superivors and many more.

Applicants must pass a health check and have reliable transport to get to work. Minimum of 30 hours per week.

Find out more email

Kiwifruit pruners needed - Start today!

Start today pruning kiwifruit at an orchard in Mangmahu just out of Whanganui.

This employer offers courses to encourage employees a chance to grow and learn with the company.

To be successful you will need to be a hard worker, reliable, keen to learn, with a restricted or full driver licence and have reliable transport.

Shifts are Monday to Friday, 8am - 5pm with scope for a 9am - 2pm shift, if there is enough interest.

Training will be provided. 

Online application form needs to be completed. If you are interested, apply today!

Register today (external link)

Process Production Workers

Kick start your career with Crusader Meats.

Crusader Meats NZ located in Bennydale is seeking processing workers for their slaughter floor and boning room.

All training is provided and no prior experience is necessary, although a good level of fitness is required.

The right candidate will be reliable and willing to learn, and also hold a driver licence and have access to their own transport.

Find out more and apply email

Begin a career in Forestry

Earn while you learn!

A local Taumarunui employer is looking for multiple Forestry Workers to join their hard-working team.

Roles are all-year round and duties include learning all aspects of forestry:

  • preparing and maintain the ground surrounding trees,
  • plant, prune and thin trees,
  • monitor and measure growth of trees, and
  • any other required tasks for the position.

No previous experience is required for the role. Full Training is provided.

Gain your level 1-4 forestry qualifications for free while working.

Email to apply

Mayors taskforce for jobs

Are you a young person living in rural New Zealand facing challenges entering into the work force?

Do these challenges include:

  • a lack of access to opportunities to grow your skills,
  • driver licencing 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 due to the economic impacts of erhaps you have lost your recent employment due to the impacts of COVID-19 then we want to hear from you!

We offer mentoring, support and guidance while getting alongside employers to create opportunities for employment in the Ruapehu District.


Register your interest (external link)

Hospitality in Whanganui

Looking for a fast-paced environment?

The hospitality industry is calling out for interested people who are willing to learn and have a can-do attitude.  Experience is not always essential but is a bonus. 

Call into Whanganui Work and Income service centre to talk to a work broker about these opportunities, or email and write ‘Work in the area!’ in the subject line.

More Manawatū-Whanganui 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)

Beginners Shearing

Interested in shearing? Join this course to learn some of the basics including health and safety.

This short course is designed to enhance specific work practice skills and the health and safety of people in rural workplaces.

You will learn practical aspects of shearing and wool handling including:
setting up for shearing,
wool handling and wool pressing,
first aid and health & safety in the workplace.

Register your interest in the up-coming round of training: call 07 895 3495 or email

Fees free passenger licence

Are you interested in driving as a career? Get your large passenger service licence today!

Do you enjoy meeting people? With the borders reopening, the tourism and transport sector are about to pick up, getting your P Endorsement is a great option. Take the first step towards driving as a career.

To be eligible you will need to have held your full class 1 drivers licence for 2 years, complete a medical certificate and provide an acceptable form of identification.

Enrolements are open now with five "fees free" spaces available.

Find out more and register: Te Awanui A Rua Trust on 07 895 3495 or email

Fencing and tractor training

Learn installation and maintainenance of farm fences and tractors.

On this part time course you will learn about:
workplace risks,
personal wellbeing,
vehicle and merchandised equipment maintenance.

Learn to operate mowers, post hole borers, post hole drivers, tractor carriages. Install battens and apply fencing wire.

Expressions of interest are now open for the next enrolment round.

For more information or to register phone 07 895 3495 or email

Pest Control Operations

Are you passionate about growing Aotearoa's native wildlife population?

Learn the skills and knowledge required to carry out pest control. This is a full time 36 week course.

Express your interest now in the next enrolment round:. Phone 07 895 3495 or email

Basic digital skills course

Kanorau Digital will help you to connect to the digital world and demystify the internet for you.

Learn how to send and check emails, use tools to create,organise and connect to the digital world, solve common problems using online resources, explore day to day tasks such as online shopping and banking and learn to stay safe when your online.

Programme delivery runs in 3hr long sessions to be arranged once 10 participants have signed up per group. The course is free of charge.

All chrome books, modems and wifi are provided for each session. Dont miss out, grab a friend and register your name today at

Choose your course now

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

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)

Online course for Māori starting a business

Pakihi offers a free, online short course that enables whānau to realise their potential in business.

Whether you are a new business or have an idea you want to turn into reality this free, online course is for you.

This kaupapa Māori course is designed to help your business move forward, flourish and succeed.

Pakihi will provide you with new skills, a growth plan, mentoring and connections with other business support organisations and networking with other Māori businesses.

Next intake is in August, so sign up today.

Find out more and apply (external link)

Whanganui's Te Manu Atatū Business support

Te Manu Atatū Whangnanui, in connection with, the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP) is a gateway that connects you to the right advice, people and resources.

Firstly, they'll help you identify the needs and opportunities within your business. They will provide you with targeted advice, information, referrals and connections.They might connect you with a business mentor, help you boost your management skills, or access R&D funding or expertise through Callaghan Innovation.

You may also be eligible for Capability Management Funding to access training and advice from a training specialist.

Find out more (external link)

Māori women's development

Māori Women’s Development Inc Supports wāhine Māori and their whānau in business.

Today Māori Women’s Development Inc is a unique, indigenous financial institution. Governed, managed and operated by Wāhine Māori, for the economic development of Wāhine Māori and their whānau.

MWDI provide micro-loans, business coaching & financial capability programmes. MWDI loans to Māori women and their whānau to enable and assist them to enter into and commence business and/or to expand and restructure their existing businesses.

Find out more (external link)

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
Meredith House
Marae Street
Taumarunui 3920


Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
153 St Hill Street
Whanganui 4500

Palmerston North

Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
521 Main Street
Palmerston North 4410