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Kimihia ngā mahi, ngā akoranga, tautoko pakihi me ngā ngohe ki Taranaki, e mōhiotia ana mō tana toa i te mahi miraka kau, te ngao me te pūkahatanga

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Free careers advice

Get free advice from a professional career advisor.

A career professional is available at New Plymouth Connected to help you make a personalised career plan, find work or training, and gain confidence in your decision-making.

Book ahead for a 30-minute appointment.

When: Every Wednesday, 9.30am-2.30pm. Every Thursday, 1pm-4pm

Where: New Plymouth Connected, Work and Income service centre, 160 Devon Street West.

To book, email

Taranaki careers and training expo

Not sure what's next? Come explore future training and employment options.

The Taranaki Careers and Training Expo opens up study, training, employment and career support services to the community to expose the people of Taranaki to trends and opportunities in the current job market and future employment climate.

Don't forget to drop past the Connected Stand, we'd love to say hi.

Open to the public: Sunday 14 August 10am to 3pm

Where: TSB Stadium, New Plymouth

Find out more (external link)
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Hospitality mahi opportunities

There are many hospitality opprtunities waiting for you.

A number of New Plymouth cafes, bars and restaurants, and hotels are looking for part and full-time workers across a number of different shifts.

  • Front of House
  • Chefs of all levels
  • Kitchenhands
  • Housekeepers
  • Receptionists
  • Bartenders
  • Many more

Please enquire to

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Living in Taranaki but keen on 7 days on and 4 days off mahi in Auckland?

15 labourers are needed for mahi up in Auckland working on walkways and bush areas. The employer provides your transport in and out of Taranaki, and this includes paid travel 4.5 hours each way.

  • 7 days on and 4 day off roster.
  • Starting rate of $22.50, depending on experience.
  • Accommodation provided while working away.
  • Working away allowance of $50.00 per night.
  • Must be physically fit, motivated and able to commit to working away.

This mahi starts in Auckland and is then back on Taranaki Maunga from January.

Please enquire to

The Chamber Hub is a free service to help connect you to your next employer.

Chamber Hub is an initiative of the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development that connects people and business through employment and training. They want to support you in your search for mahi.

How they help:

  • Promote you as a candidate to our network of employers across the Taranaki region
  • Provide feedback and advice on your job applications and how to communicate your strengths and suitability to different employers
  • Help you craft a strong CV and cover letter
  • Provide resources and referrals to support you during your job search
  • Chamber Hub will be your number one supporter every step of the way
Find out more and self refer (external link)

Poultry workers

A Bell Block based employer has mulitple positions available at their factory with immediate starts.

Positions available include:

  • Team Leaders,
  • Line Leaders,
  • Hatchery workers,
  • Maintenance Technicians,
  • Fabrication Engineers,
  • Farm Labourers,
  • Process Workers and more.

Employment opportunities to fit your lifestyle, with opportunities for full-time, part-time, temp, casual and contract workers, and full training can be provided to successful candidates.

Please enquire to

More Taranaki 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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Start a course and finish with mahi

Now is the time to get your Forestry Industry Foundation Skills (Level 2) for free!

This is a fees free forestry foundation course for those who are interested, motivated and able to get into this industry.


  • proper chainsaw use,
  • about forestry,
  • planting,
  • harvesting, 
  • and commerical forestry.

Location is Kowhai Lodge, Stratford, and all transportation is provided to and from course.

The course is 17 weeks and starts Monday 15 August.

All applicants must:

  • Live within Taranaki
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be physically able to complete the program-specific outcomes
  • Be willing to particpate in a drug test to join the forestry industry

For more information or to enrol or 027 522 7024

Book a careers chat

Have a chat with a study advisor from WITT to better understand your goals and study options.

Term 4 and 5 are just around the corner! What will your next step be?

The career conversation is 50 minutes where an advisor will explore your current situation and future study and career options. This can be either in person, over the phone or by video call.

Book your chat (external link)

Literacy Aotearoa upcoming courses

Literacy Aotearoa in New Plymouth have a wide range of course currently running this term with rolling intakes.

Whether you want to upskill in the digital world, better your literacy and numeracy skills, get help with sitting your learner license, learn about leading a healthy lifestyle of if your already in employment and need a bit of help with your numeracy and literacy there is a course suitable for all! 

All classes are held at the Literacy Aotearoa campus, 89 Liardet Street, New Plymouth (Corner of Lemon and Liardet Street) The following courses are now open for people to join at any point: 

  • Digital Literacy: Mondays 10am-12pm or Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am
  • Literacy and Numeracy: Tuesdays 10am-12pm or Tuesday 1pm-3pm
  • Learner's License: Wednesdays 10am-12pm
  • Healthy lifestyles: Thursdays 10am-12pm
  • Workplace - Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy: Thursday 12-3pm
  • NCEA Support for extramural students: Thursday 12pm-3pm

To enquire email or ring the office on (06) 759 4650. View more about Literacy Aotearoa here:

View more about Literacy Aotearoa (external link)

Want a fresh start?

Limited Service Volunteer(LSV) could be for you. Are you 18 - 24 years and need a fresh start and the tools to get a job?

The LSV course is a voluntary and free 6-week training course run by the New Zealand Defence Force.

You’ll meet new people and take part in a range of activities to:

  • increase your confidence
  • earn NZQA credits
  • earn new skills
  • get fit and healthy
  • be proud of yourself.

Think that looks like a bit of you?

Email, or pop in to the Connected Centre, Work and Income Service Centre, Dawson House 160 Devon Street West.

Find out more (external link)

Online healthcare training and job placement

It’s never too late to start your new and rewarding career in healthcare with free online skills training and job placement support in a stable sector.

Learn and move at your own pace, and be supported along the way into a care career.

Do the training online from the safety of your own home, before being matched with a local employer for work.

The job placement service is for you if you have not been working in the health sector within the last 5 years, and not working fulltime at the moment.

From MySkill you'll gain qualifications, mahi and a stepping stone into the healthcare industry.

Find out more and apply (external link)

Career development while you work

WITTs QualifyMe programme allows you to take the next step in your career while staying employed.

QualifyMe recognises your work experience as prior learning and allows you to advance your career and studies with as little as two hours per week in the classroom.

If you're working and wanting career development through studies, get in touch with WITT about their QualifyMe program to see if your experience can advance your studies.

Find out more (external link)

Digital skills for work

Improve digital skills and build your online confidence.

You’ll get hands-on experience with useful digital tools that you can take straight back to your work, as well as the chance to collaborate with a friendly and encouraging community of learners. 

If you are interested in this and more courses check out The Mind lab(external site) (external site) .

You may also qualify for a scholarship to cover any course costs.

Police and defence force preparation course

Thinking of joining the police or defence force?

Join a free online programme through Literacy Aoateroa that is perfect for those wanting to join the police, defence force or anyone that needs to undertake psychometric tests.

The course is designed to help you develop:

  • Skills to tackle critical reasoning problems
  • Further maths skills aimed at psychometric tests
  • Your reading and writing skills
  • Work under pressure to complete tasks

When: Tuesday or Thursday evenings 6pm to 8.30pm.
Where: Online via video call.

These are free to all NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents. Courses are ongoing with rolling intakes.

Find out more and register

Choose your course

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

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)

Needing assistance finding the right employee?

The Chamber Hub offers a free service to help connect you to your next employee.

MSD in partnership with the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce have created the Chamber Hub which is a hub to connect employees with employers.

If you have any job opportunities reach out to the Chamber Hub to see if any of their candiates are right for you. This could be permanent placements or short-term jobs, the Chamber Hub Coordinators know their job seekers well, so you can be confident of their recommendations.

Give Mary a call on 06 759 9080 or send her an email at

Support to hire kiwi's new to the Farming/Dairy Industries

Federated Farmers and MSD have joined to provide support to encourage farmers to hire NZ employees who are new to the sector.

Many New Zealanders jobs have been impacted by COVID 19 and they are looking for new opportunities. This initiative aims to bring potential employees and employers together with a mutually beneficial support scheme.

Provided all eligibility criteria are met the new employee receives a starter kit of farm gear and ongoing pastoral support, the employer can receive a wage subsidy to assist with training costs for the new employee.

Advertise your role free of charge to New Zealand Job Seekers via Work and Income's Jobs during COVID website  (external site)There you will reach people whose jobs have been impacted by Covid-19 and are a registered job seekers.

Once you find the right candidate register with Federated Farmers and they will sort out the rest.

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.

New Plymouth

Pokapū Mahi Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora/Te Hiranga Tangata
Dawson House
160 Devon Street West
New Plymouth 4310