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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.

A career advisor will be available every Friday for appointments at Nelson Connected, Work and Income Office, 22 Bridge Street, Nelson.

To make an appointment please email with 'Connected' in the subject line.

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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)

Hospitality roles across Nelson and Richmond

From front of house to preparing food, if there's a role within the hospitality industry, Ministry of Social Development can help you find it.

Roles currently looking to be filled include: Front of House, Crew Member: Fast Food, Sushi Chef, Bar Staff, Cook, Food & Beverage Attendant and Deli Assistant.

Ideally, you will have great people and communiation skills, be a team player, able to work weekends,nights and rostered shifts.

There is plenty of opportunity for those with no experience, however, some roles require previous experience or qualifications/certificates.

If any of these roles interest you, please email your CV along with a brief outline of your experience to:

Become a Support Worker - Open Day

Are you passionate about helping others? Have you considered a career as a Support Worker or are you already an experienced carer?

NZ Community Living invite you to the open day to find out more from their friendly recruiters about how to become a Support Worker.

Training towards a healthcare qualification is available but experience is an advantage.

Competitive rates between $22.49 - $28.25 per hour. Full Drivers licence is essential.

When: Tuesday 2 August, Stop in anytime 10am - 2pm

Where: Green Meadows, Kotuku Room, 491 Main Rd, Stoke

Any enquiries about the event or jobs available contact:

Youth Career Seminar

Career opportunities alongside the Limited Service Volunteer Roadshow - Sign up to a life-changing adventure.

The LSV Roadshow will give you an overview of this programme, you will hear from past participants and learn about the oportunities available on completion. The programme runs at Burnham Military Camp from Monday 15 August - Thursday 22 September or Monday 17 October - Wednesday 26 November.
MSD Work Brokers will be there on the day to discuss local training and employment opportunities, work search support + job subsidies.

When: Wednesday 3 August, 10.30am & 11.30am

Where: Greenmeadows Centre, Tui Room, Cnr Main Rd Stoke & Songer Street, Stoke, Nelson

To register your interest please email

Port Nelson job opportunities

Do you love working outdoors? Port Nelson has some great stevedore roles and more available.

Are you able to work a range of shifts including nights and weekends, fit and active, have a full drivers licence?
Port Nelson need:

  • Casual Stevedores. Pay rate starting from $27.72 + $5.96 nightshift allowance.
  • Logs Digger Drivers
  • Logs Crane Operator
  • Warehouse Casuals. $24 per hour + 10% annual leave calculation
Find out more and apply (external link)

Hop harvest workers

A Tapawera Hop Farm is looking for energetic people who enjoy physical work.

Various jobs include de-potting, planting, and stringing hops.

Successful applicants would start work immediately, with work expected to continue through until the end of November.

The work is 5 days on and 1 day off - 8 - 12 hr days.

There may be limited dormitory-type accommodation available.

If you are interested please email 

Residential Support Home Worker

Are you interested in being a support worker, helping a disabled person to live in the community?

A local empoloyer is looking for people to work in their Nelson residential disabilty support Service.

Support workers are a part of a team working specific shifts or specific rosters providing 24/7 cover with responsibilities including: aiding with personal care,community outings, and assisting with daily living.

You need to be available to work on a roster Mon - Sun 24/7, including overnight and alternate weekend.
Suited to people available for flexible and more regular shifts in one place. 

Earn between $21.84 up to $27.43 ph. You must hold a restricted car licence or more. Previous experience in a healthcare setting is preferred but not essential.

To find out more please email your CV to and quote job ID# 21930514

Fish factory process worker

An employer is looking for temporary employees for their coated fish processing factory.

You need to be able to commit to working until the end of September.

They are looking for motivated people, who take pride in achieving goals and delivering quality work. You may not currently have the skills, but you will be able to demonstrate from past experiences, a willingness and aptitude for learning, flexibility to adapt to changing needs and being a part of a productive and harmonious working team.

To be considered, you will:

  • Be 100% committed to Health and Safety,
  • Be able to work with continuous processing,
  • Have good time management skills and hand eye coordination,
  • Be physically able to do heavy lifting.
  • Good knife skills are beneficial.

A variety of roles are availble, and include: General Hand; Trimmer; Filleter; Packer; Machine Operator; Experienced Forklift Driver; and Industrial Cleaners.

Pay rates start at $21.20 plus shift allowance. 

If you are interested in applying, send your CV to

Meat processors

Full-time temporary night shift positions have become available at the local Meat Works.

Preference will be given to people with meat work experience, proven knife skills or experience in animal/yard care. All applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment medical and drug tests.

Hours of work will be Monday to Friday 4.30pm – 2.30am. You must have reliable transport to get to and from work.

For more information please email 

NZ Red Cross Pathways to Employment

If you are a former refugee looking for educational or employment opportunities and/or you are currently getting a Work and Income benefit, get in touch with the NZ Red Cross Regional Pathways to Employment team.

NZ Red Cross pathways to employment programme helps former refugees plan employment, education, training and career goals to ultimately find work.

For the Nelson region, get in touch with

Find out more (external link)

Manufacturing Factory workers

Does manufacturing to meet daily targets sound like you?

Are you good a time management? 

Manufacture or repairs will be carried out to meet the relevant customer specification, whilst minimising waste.

Health and Safety is of paramount importance and you will be required to understand relevant hazards and controls whilst ensuring your areas are always kept at a high level of housekeeping standard.

The ideal person will have 1yr relevant experience, but training will be provided for the right applicant.

If you are interested, please send your CV to, quote Job# 21897996

More Nelson-Tasman 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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Get your Certificate in Hospitality

Are you aged 16-19? Are you interested in a career in Hospitality?

Study for your NZ Certificate in Hospitality (Level 2) and NCEA Level 2 in their 30 week programme at the Nelson Training Centre. This includes a 2 week term breaks obeserved by mainstream schools. Start when you want, the course is offered on a rolling intake.

You will learn in a very practical and hands on learning environment and work experience within local hospitality businesses for suitable learners.

As a youth guarantee funded programme, this course is free for those aged 16-19.
Students 18yrs + are eligible for Student Allowance.

If this sounds like you, or you want to find out more, contact

Find out more (external link)

Study options with NMIT

Not sure of your next step?

NMIT offers a free career conversation service so pop in for a chat?  No strings attached.   

NMIT has some great, free study options under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship (TTAF) funding which allow study next year, without using up your ‘fees free’ funding.

These include:

  • IT,
  • aquaculture,
  • trades,
  • viticulture,
  • horticulture programmes, and
  • more.

Book a chat (external link)

Literacy Aotearoa Term 3 Courses

Literacy Aotearoa is established to develop, promote and deliver accessible, quality literacy services designed to help you reach your full potential.

They offer a varierty of free courses (all with rolling intake):

  • Literacy & Numeracy,
  • Basic Computing Digital Literacy,
  • Supported Learning,
  • CV & Cover Letter programme,
  • Learner Licence,
  • Digital Literacy (Documents, Word, Excel),
  • Class 2 Licence,
  • Literacy & Financing my Future.

If you are interested in any of these courses, please contact Literacy Aotearoa on 03 548 3041 or checkout the Literacy Aotearoa website (external site).

Choose your course

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

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)

NMIT and Employer Partnerships

Support learning for your staff or provide support for NMIT students learning.

Whether you are looking to upskill your employees or offering your support to work with NMIT students, Community Liaison Sheree Wilcox is available to work with you.

Sheree will have a chat with you to understand the goals for your business and employees.

Email her for a free 15-30 minute conversation:

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
22 Bridge Street
Nelson 7010