Nau mai haere mai


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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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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Build a whare expo

Learn about life in the trades and meet employers.

Get along to the careers day to meet local employers and trade industry representatives. Enjoy hands on activities to help you learn and discover.

When: Thursday 18 August, 8am - 3pm

Where: Farmers Air Event Centre, Showgrounds Park, 20 Main Road, Makaraka, Gisborne

Want to know more, email

Exciting Location - Citrus fruit pickers wanted

Beautiful Poverty Bay and Tolaga Bay flats, Grower needs experienced pickers to work in a dynamic team!

Tools will be provided.

You will be contactable unless you are working in Tolaga Bay.

You will need to have your own transport.

Work is availble 7 days per week and paid weekly.

Apply now!

Find out more (external link)

Timber mill workers

A timber mill employer is on the hunt for full-time employees.

You will ideally be highly organised with a strong attention to detail and have good understanding of workplace health and safety. 

You will also need to be:

  • physically fit with a Can Do Attitude
  • Reliable
  • Responsible
  • Hard Working 
  • be able to work unsupervised and independently

Pay is $22.00 per hour.

Find out more (external link)

Fruit worker

Gisborne based Employer seeking fruit workers to join their team.

Duties will include picking or pruning various different fruits.

You will be:

  • Physically fit
  • Healthy
  • Reliable
  • Good work ethic
  • Able to work outdoors

Transport is available. Starting rate $23.00 per hour or contract rate available for experience workers.

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)

Seeking Builder Construction Labourer

Seize this great opportunity to upskill in the Construction business.

You will be building houses working along side a great team

Duties will include:

  • Cutting
  • Lifting
  • Measuring
  • Using hand and power tools
  • Must be physically fit have a great attitude, reliable and trustworthy, $22hour!
Find out more (external link)
Learner licence

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)

Get road ready!

Do you live in rural East Coast and want to get your learner licence?

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

This course is for you, if:

  • you are over 16?
  • no longer in school? and
  • you Live on the East Coast past Wanangara and Gisborne Rural past Maraka.

Register your interest and the team from REAP will be in contact with course dates 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 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)

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)

Support from Trust Tairāwhiti

Trust Tairāwhiti wants to support your business recovery and growth and make sure you know where to buy your lunch in turn supporting local business.

The Trust has two dedicated business growth advisors who can help owners and managers strengthen and grow their businesses, whether it’s through training and funding opportunities, or providing advice and support during challenging times.

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