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Business Growth and Support Virtual Conference

Digitally connecting you with business support and services available to all industry sectors across the West Coast, Nelson-Tasman and Marlborough regions.

Join as many webinars as you’d like, to hear about the offerings provided by the agency hosting. 

The Business Growth and Support Virtual Conference is brought to you by Connected and Digital Boost. (external site)

It's free to attend, register today!

When:  Tuesday 9 August - Thursday 11 August

Where: Online via Zoom Webinar

Register for your preferred sessions here:

Tuesday 9 August


Connecting you to support for your business - 12.45 pm 

The Networkers        

Creating opportunities by helping people build new connections and strong relationships with inspiring, friendly people

1 pm - 1.45 pm 


Unlocking opportunities for Māori and Pasifika businesses through supplier diversity

2 pm - 2.45 pm 

NZ Trade & Enterprise

Helping New Zealand businesses to grow internationally

3 pm - 3.45 pm 

Ministry of Social Development

Work brokerage, financial support and more for you and your business

4pm - 4.45pm

Wednesday 10 August

Business Trust Marlborough

Business Trust Marlborough is here to assist businesses of all types - startups as well as existing businesses

12 pm - 12.45 pm 

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce

We exist to unlock business vitality. We support local business growth through effective promotion and business development opportunities

1 pm - 1.45 pm 

Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce

Helping to create the best commercial environment in which you can achieve your business goals

2 pm - 2.45 pm 

Nelson Regional Development Agency

Unlock the economic potential of Nelson Tasman, to enable our people and places to thrive

3pm - 3.45pm

Development West Coast

Endeavoring to promote employment and generate sustainable economic benefits in the West Coast

4pm - 4.45pm

Thursday 11 August

Te Puni Kōkiri

We provide services, by Māori, for Māori and with Māori, to support the growth and sustainability of your business

12 pm - 12.45 pm 

Inland Revenue 

Here to support you, whether you’re new to business or need some help to get on the right track

1 pm - 1.45 pm 

An introduction and update to your rights and responsibilities as an employer

2 pm - 2.45 pm 

Tools and expert advice from government and industry, designed to help Kiwi businesses save time and succeed

3 pm - 3.45 pm 

Digital Boost

Helping your business move into the digital world

4pm - 4.45pm

Register today (external link)

Free career advice

Would you like free advice from a career expert to help you take your next step into work, study or training?

If so, book a free one-to-one session with a career professional to make a personalised career plan or create a CV.

To make an appointment please email: We will then connect you with the Careers Practitioner.

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Support for young job seekers

If you’re aged 16-24, Youth Employment Success could help you gain confidence in your chosen industry.

Youth Employment Success gives rangatahi opportunities to meet youth-friendly employers who can help them explore the industry they’re interested in.

Find out more (external link)

Food and hospitality roles

A variety of roles at different levels available - from dishwasher to chef de Partie and beyond.

Kitchen Hand, Food Preparation (external site)

A Picton employer is on the hunt for a Food Preparation, Kitchen Hand to join their team. Duties will include following Health and Safety procedures, washing, drying and putting away dishes and providing customer service. You will need to be motivated, reliable, able to work in a fast paced environment and have great time management skills. Previous experience is preferred but not essential as training will be provided. $21.20ph

Crew Member, Fast Food (external site)

A Blenheim based employer is looking for a part-time Crew Member to join their tight-knit team. Your duties will include: food preparation including salad making and grilling, customer service, point of sale operation and dishwashing. Ensuring all procedures are completed before closing time. As well as completing the daily routine check list when called upon to do so. Basic induction training will be provided for the right candidate. $21.20ph

Kitchen Hand, Dishwasher (external site)

A Marlborough based employer is looking for All Rounder’s (Hospitality host, Kitchenhand, Housekeeping) to join their team.

Hospitality host your duties will include: Providing outstanding customer service, greet and seat guests, take F B orders, engaging with customers and clearing tables as required. As well as helping in the restaurant.

Kitchenhand your duties will include: Assisting chefs with any food preparation when needed, being organized and familiar with the day’s requirements, checking with Head Chef for any additional requirements due to special group bookings for the day. Providing friendly, courteous and professional service to staff and guests always. Assisting with stock take when required, as well as participation with regular on the job training.

Housekeeping your duties will include: Performing a variety of cleaning duties with special attention to detail, as well as the making of beds according to room configuration, and ensuring that all rooms are clean. 

Chef de Partie (external site)

A local employer is looking for two Chef de Partie to join their team. Your duties will include: preparing, cooking and presenting high quality dishes within the kitchen on a daily basis. Preparing the necessary stocks for meal service to be successful, assisting the Head Chef and Sous Chef in creating menu items and developing dishes. Preparing staff meals on time and on budget, as well as preparing meat and fish. Monitoring portion and waste control, always keeping a clean and tidy station/kitchen. Assisting in all areas of the kitchen when required. Maintaining a good knowledge of the menu and ensuring FOH staff are kept up to date with any menu changes. Assisting in stock take as instructed by both the company and the Head Chef. Assisting with training other staff in the kitchen as required

Viticulture opportunities

Marlborough is world-renowned for producing wines with pure intensity that simply can't be found anywhere else in the world.

There are a range of opportunities available within Marlborough.

Vineyard Supervisor

Bring your superb vineyard and people management skills to this Vineyard Supervisor role, based in Marlborough, New Zealand. - You will ideally had at least 3 years vineyard experience (including machinery operations) and be looking for the next opportunity or you may already be at a supervisory level.

Find out more (external site)

Vineyard Labourer

Do you like working in the outdoors where no two places are the same? Then maybe pruning, cutting, strip and wrapping and working at the Vineyards could be a role for you in Marlborough!

Find out more (external site)

Road safety and traffic control

Helping to ensure the safety of all on the roads around Marlborough.

Safety of workers and road users is paramount, support the efforts to ensure roads are well maintained.

Road Maintenance and Traffic Control Worker

This employer is looking for people who are keen to train and get certified. There are many opportunities within the business for those who show initiative and a good attitude. You will work at various locations around Blenheim. $21.50ph

Find out more (external site)

Traffic Controller Technician

Based in Kenepuru Sounds, this role is unique. You will be cleaning down roads, traffic management and waterblasting. Monday-Friday accommodation and meals provided during the week. It is preferable that you have your Temporary Traffic management ticket or are willing to get certified. $21.20ph

Find out more (external site)

More Marlborough 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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Free work readiness programme

Learn strategies and skills to help you be 'Work Ready'.

  • How to present yourself confidently in interviews
  • Your basic employment rights and responsbilities
  • Career planning
  • Work literacy
  • Job searching online vs traditional

Find out more

Workplace literacy and numeracy

Learn to read a wider range of words and solve basic maths problems.

Literacy Aotearoa teaches literacy and numeracy for the workplace.

The course teaches students:

  • To read and understand a range of texts
  • To solve a wider range of math problems
  • To use strategies to estimate numbers
  • To understand simple fractions, decimals, percentages and conversions
  • Skills and language in a range of formal and informal settings

For more information email

Careers in forestry

Plantation forests in Marlborough and other parts of New Zealand are expected to grow in value over the next 15 years, giving strong employment opportunities to qualified workers.

To get into the forestry industry, you could study forest operations or forestry management at Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology.

There are also industry training courses for people who are already in the forestry industry and want to gain more skills, or for employers wanting to upskill their staff.

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 Marlborough 

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)

Emerging leaders programme - Stepping up

Effective leaders engage others by bringing the best out of their people, recognising their potential and enabling them to be the best they can be.

This Emerging Leaders programme will expose key skills and techniques available to supervisors/team leaders seeking to lead themselves and others to achieve discretionary effort and commitment to a shared cause.

Additional to a supportive environment, this interactive programme will provide essential knowledge through a range of activities designed to build good leadership qualities and behaviours. Utilising various methods, participants will explore what leadership means in their world. Biproducts of this journey of self-discovery includes knowing what is required to initiate change while demonstrating resilience in today’s workplace.

When: Tuesday 6 September, 10 am - 5 pm

Where: Marlborough Chamber of Commerce Level 1, 6-8 Scott Street, Blenheim

Find out more (external link)

Lunch with Dr Ganesh Nana

Join the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce for an inspiring and informative lunch with the Chair of the Productivity | Commission Te Kōmihana Whai Hua o Aotearoa.

Workers in New Zealand work longer hours and for less reward than workers in most other OECD countries. In short, New Zealand works harder rather than smarter. We are one of a small number of OECD countries with both a low level of labour productivity and low productivity growth.

So why is New Zealand's productivity performance so low and what can we do here in Marlborough to change that? 

When: Wednesday 7 September, 12pm - 1:30pm

Where: Clubs of Marlborough 42 Alfred Street Blenheim

Cost: $45+GST for Members and $65+GST for Non-members

Find out more (external link)

Breakfast with James Coddington, SkillsVR

Join the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce to hear from James about his work and vision for the future of workplace learning. 

James, Founder and Co-CEO of Skills VR, started the business in 2013 with the goal to change people’s lives through the teaching of life and business skills by giving individuals the opportunity to own and run their own business. This experience highlighted the massive skills gap that was evident for job seekers as well as the challenges individuals had in acquiring the necessary skills to be employable.

Traditional education was not working, businesses needed to find a new way to deliver training that is fun, engaging and immersive that delivers very high learning outcomes. James believes that everyone has a right to valued employment, regardless of education, literacy or location and that coupled with the current skills training methods being outdated and failing the business community – SkillsVR was born.

When: Friday 26 August, 8am - 9:30am

Where: Clubs of Marlborough 42 Alfred Street, Blenheim 

Register today (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
Riverview House
11 Alfred Street
Blenheim 7201