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Kimihia ngā mahi, ngā akoranga, tautoko pakihi me ngā ngohe i te takiwā auaha ā-ringa, auaha ā-whakaaro hoki o Te Tairāwhiti, te māra kai o Aotearoa

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Business recovery support webinar

Join us for our recovery support webinar, a great way to hear about Business Support in the East Coast region after the adverse event of Cyclone Gabrielle.

Learn about the various supports available to businesses within the regions of Tairāwhiti and Hawke's Bay to assist in your recovery from the recent Cyclone.

We will have short presentations from: 

  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Inland Revenue
  • Te Puni Kōkiri
  • Gisborne District Council
  • Trust Tairāwhiti
  • Westpac

Choose to attend either:

  • Tuesday  21 March, 1.30pm - 3pm
  • Thursday 23 March, 1.30pm - 3pm

To register to attend, please email

Free career advice

Get free career advice from an expert to help you gain confidence, make a plan and take your next steps into work or training.

Discuss your short and long-term career goals with a professional career advisor who can help you create your CV and cover letters. You'll also identify your transferrable skills and find out how you can use them in a new job or training.

When: Every Monday and Tuesday, 9am-3pm
Where: Connected centre, Work and Income service centre, Tangata Rite Building, 106 Lowe Street, Gisborne

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Seasonal fruit picking roles

Spring has sprung and Summer is fast approaching, do you enjoy working outdoors?

Picknz is a great way to find where their are roles within the orchards and gardens of Tairāwhiti.

Current roles include Orchard hands requiring no previous experience and school hours available.

Check your options (external link)

Orchard workers

Do you enjoy being outdoors and can you work well under pressure?

The employer is looking for reliable, motivated, and hardworking Orchard Workers.

No experience necessary as training will be provided.

Transport is provided to Gisborne based candidates.

Find out more (external link)

Packhouse workers

Do You Have what it takes to be a Packer, Stacker, Quality Control or Team Leader?

Seeka NZ Fruits is hiring fixed-term Packhouse Workers for various roles:

  • packers, stackers,
  • tray preparation staff,
  • monitors,
  • graders,
  • bin tipper,
  • forklift driver (you need a current Forklift license to apply for this position), and more.

No previous experience required.

Hourly rate starting at 22.75 NZD/hr. There are 2 shifts available: Morning (6am - 5pm), Afternoon (6pm - 5am) - both shifts run from Monday to Saturday.

You must be able to pass a pre-employment tests, and have reliable transport to and from work. 

Find out more (external link)

Rest Home caregivers

Do you have a caring approach and empathy towards elderly people?

In a rest home setting, you will be responsible for helping to enusre the residents are comfortable and cared for. You will need to be physically fit and prepared to do all caring duties.

Previous caregiving experience and level 3 qualification are preferred, but not essential as training will be provided to the right person.

You must be available to work shifts across 7 days and weekends, school holidays, long weekends, Christmas and New year.

Pay starts at $22 per hour.

Find out more (external link)

Factory hands

Do you enjoy shift work? Time to get clear with a great hourly rate?

Bring your team skills as working as a team player and being physically fit is essential. PPE Gear and training is provided.

Excellent incentive with a great hourly rate of $22.50-$26.00 based on skill and experience.

If you are interested please apply now.

Find out more (external link)

More Tairāwhiti jobs

Looking for other work? Check out Find a Job, Work and Income’s recruitment website.

Find local vineyard work, port work and more.

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 restricted licence

Do you have your learners licence and limited resources to progress on to your restricted licence?

Nga Ara Pai Community Driver Mentor Programme wants you to get your restricted licence. 

Through offering driving lessons for young drivers over a ten week period in an automatic car, your mentors will help you be ready to pass your test.

Cost:$137 to sit your restricted licence.

Find out more and apply (external link)

Literacy Aotearoa free courses

Literacy Aotearoa are offering free short courses that are flexible and can be completed whenever you want.

Programmes for 2022

  • Digital Literacy: which can include anything for basic computing, security, emails, internet, devices (iphone, tablet, android) Microsoft applications and social media.
  • Drivers Education: NZ Learners Licence Theory
  • Literacy and Numeracy upskilling: which can cover a wide range of Literacy and Numeracy modules.

To make an app please email:

Find out more and register (external link)

Tech needs you

Spread your wings and learn tech skills.

Attend a 15 week Training course to become a Full Stack Web Developer.

Enrolling now, course starts Monday 9 January 2023.

Limited spaces available.

Interested in knowing more or 021 877 827

Get road ready!

Do you live in Rural East Coast or Rural Tairawihti and want to get your full licence?

Being able to drive yourself legally brings freedom and job opportunities.

Graduate to all aspects of your Class 1 drivers licence:

  • Learners
  • Restricted
  • Full

This course is for you if you live on the East Coast past Whangara to Tokomaru Bay or Tairawhiti rural past Makaraka, Muriwai, Matawai

Please register your interest and the team from REAP will be in contact with course details and times.

Register today (external link)

Are you interested in farming?

Farm based training cadets are involved in the management and development of the training farm.

You will learn about determining and reviewing the stock policy, planning, decision making and attending to the day to day operations of the farm.

Scholarship places are available through the Māori Trade Training Programme.

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 Tairāwhiti.

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 Seminars and 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 sessions. 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 session 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 session. learn about who needs to register as an employer, and what information must be recorded and how to send to IR.

These sessions are run regularly, register today!

Introduction to Business

Tuesday 11 April, 10am (external site)


Tuesday 4 April, 10am (external site)

Tuesday 18 April, 10am (external site)


Tuesday 4 April, 10am (external site)

Alternatively, you can watch pre-recorded sessions here. (external site)

Tairāwhiti business growth and support webinars

Digitally connecting you with business support and services available to all industry sectors across the Tairāwhiti region.

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

All sessions have been recorded and are available for you to watch at anytime.

Sessions available include:

Trust Tairāwhiti – Assisting the wellbeing of people, the success of businesses, and the future of the region through community trust and economic development agencies.

NZ Trade & Enterprise - Helping New Zealand businesses to grow internationally

Poutama Trust - To grow Māori enterprise; culturally, socially, and economically for the benefit of current and future generations

Te Puni Kōkiri - Providing services by Māori, for Māori and with Māori, to support the growth and sustainability of your business

Callaghan Innovation – Partnering with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing innovation, research, and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth - Connecting you to support for your business

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

Amotai - Unlocking opportunities for Māori and Pasifika businesses through supplier diversity

Ministry of Social Development - Work brokerage, financial support and more for you and your business

Inland Revenue - Here to support you, whether you’re new to business or need some help to get on the right track - An introduction and update to your rights and responsibilities as an employer - Tools and expert advice from government and industry, designed to help kiwi businesses

Digital Boost - Helping your business move into the digital world

Watch now (external link)

Find COVID-19 support

Do you need support to help your business cope with the challenges caused by COVID-19?

Trust Tairāwhiti’s Takihoko Business team is part of the Regional Business Partner Network (RBP).

It has specialist business advisors available to support local business as the impact of COVID-19 is increasingly felt in our region.

Support available can include help with HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity planning, finance and cashflow management, and business mentoring. 

Find out more (external link)

Poutama Tangata - free coaching sessions

These sessions are available to Māori SMEs seeking guidance with their ‘people’ needs and requirements.

The Employers and Manufacturers Association and Poutama deliver the 'Poutama Tangata’ group coaching programme to small and medium sized Māori businesses across Aotearoa.

The sessions focus on:

  • tools and techniques to help lead your people,
  • creating the right culture to attract and retain your people.

The free online group coaching sessions with EMA’s HR Specialist Nikki Iuli are held the third Wednesday of each month. Beyond these sessions, 1 on 1 support is also available at a special rate.

To find out more: email

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
Tangata Rite Building
106 Lowe Street
Gisborne 4010