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Te Tai Poutini

Kimihia ngā mahi, ngā akoranga, tautoko pakihi me ngā ngohe ki Te Tai Poutini he kāinga torohape, e mōhiotia ana mō te ātaahua o tōna taiao, me tōna wairua para i te huarahi

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Free career advice

Get free advice from a professional career expert in Greymouth.

Career experts can help you to:

• make a personalised career plan

• gain confidence

• write your CV.

Spaces are limited, so email to book your spot.


When: Fridays

Where: online

Request a booking

Youth Employment and Training Seminar

Are you aged 18-24 looking for mahi or training? Join us!

There will be guest speakers who work in the Youth Space who can offer you support with finding the right job, training and study options.

You can interact with peers your own age, get help writing a CV and Cover Letter to apply for jobs of your choice.

When: Every Tuesday, 1:30pm
Where: Ministry of Social Development, 112 - 116 Mackay Street, Greymouth


West Coast Virtual Reality Job Expos

Job Expos are coming to the Coast!

Attend a Job expo near you, where you can meet local employers, MSD partners, connect to local jobs to explore and learn about different industries through virtual reality technology.

When: Thursday 26 April, 10am - 1pm
Where: NBS Theatre, 105 Palmerston Street, Westport 7825

When: Friday 27 April, 10am - 1pm
Where: Westland Recreation Centre, 83 High Street, Greymouth 7805

If you would like to obtain a Site Safe Passport at either event you will need to provide the following details:

  • Full name
  • Email
  • DOB
  • Choose your option of Construction (building) or Civil Construction (roading)

To register email:

IR for all your tax needs

IR can help you with the resources and tools to get your tax right.

Ask about:

  • What is the right tax code for you?
  • Your entitlements when starting work
  • Moving into self-employment
  • Set Up MyIR 
  • Any other tax related questions you need answered

When: Wednesday, 1pm - 4pm
Where: MSD Connected Centre, 112 - 116 McKay Street, Greymouth

If you need a kanohi ki te kanohi appointment, email:

Study with Tai Poutini Polytechnic

For all of your training, study and career options 'Te Pukenga' will meet with you at your local Connected Centre.

Come and have a chat with a tutor from Tai Poutini Polytechnic. Talk about full-time and part-time training or study options. Call in!

When: Thursdays, 1pm - 3pm
Where 112-116 Mackay Street, Greymouth

no appointment necessary

Interested or need an appointment?

Workbridge at Connected

Workbridge helps Kiwi jobseekers who have disabilities or health conditions to connect with employers.

When: Thursdays Fortnightly, 2.30pm -3.30 pm 
Where: Connected Service, MSD, 112-116 Mackay Street, Greymouth

No appointment necessary

Pact Vocational Services

If you require one on one support tailored just for you, pop in to Connected Site.

Come in and meet the Pact team on site every Friday, they can help you find paid employment, refer to suitable training courses and help you turn your goals into realities.

This service is open to the Community. No appointment necessary.

When: Every Friday, 9am - 10am
Where: Connected Centre, 112-114 Mackay Street, Greymouth

Find out more (external link)

Connected at Westland and Greymouth Libraries

Come along and have a confidential chat about finding the right support for you in employment, education and training or business support.

Whether you want to start your own business or learn new skills to help you get ahead with your job preparation Connected is there to help your find your way.


When: Mondays Fortnightly (Next Monday 27 March), 9am- 1pm

Where: Grey District Library, 18 Albert Street


When: Monday 20 March, 9am - 1pm

Where: Hokitika Library, 20 Sewell Street

For more information:

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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)

Upskill Recruitment

Your skill and expertise is needed to help West Coast business to thrive, and the team at Upskill Recruitment are looking forward to meeting you.

Upskill recruitment is an initiative from Development West Coast. As experienced recruiters, people development and careers specialists, working with companies from Karamea to Haast, and every-town and community in-between they deliver recruitment services covering the vast industries that make our region unique.

Current vacancies they are looking to fill include:

  • Front of house roles
  • Retail Assistants - Franz Josef
  • Mechanic– Greymouth
  • Attendance and Engagment Kaiāwhina – Greymouth
  • And more

For more information Jobs at Upskill West Coast ( (external site)

Check their Facebook page (external link)

More West Coast 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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Westport deep sea fishing

Offers a 10 week programme which supports those who want a career in the NZ Fishing industry.

Learn about what it takes to be a deep sea fisherperson and attend this residential programme which offers a shared room, breakfast and evening meals 7-days a week. You will be expected to muck in and help with cleaning and cooking.

If you are interested in getting work in the Commercial Fishing Industry, complete an application form and talk to your local Work & Income branch about the referral process, or call 0800 Deepsea.

To obtain a copy of the application form, please email

Youth Employment Programme (YEP)

If you are aged 16-24 come along and build your employability skills on this free 10 week programme

YEP Flipped programme is coming to Hokitika.

There will be a mix of learning outcomes and skill building workshops you can acheive:

  • Driver licence support Class 1 - 5
  • First Aid Training
  • CV building
  • Outdoor Leadership 
  • Introduction to local workplaces.

Mayors Taskforce for Jobs will be hosting two information sessions

When: Wednesday 5 April, 1pm - 2pm
Thursday 6 April, 5pm - 6pm
Where: Pakiwaitara building, 36 Weld Street, Hokitika

Contact: Westland Mayors Taskforce for Jobs, 41 Weld Street, Hokitika
M: 0272237146


What's your next step?

Coast Connect employment and careers hub is there for you.

Open to the public at TPP's Greymouth campus (73-87 Tainui Street) and you're welcome to drop in any time.

At the hub, you'll be able to speak with Coast Connect staff to get help:

  • preparing your CV,
  • considering study options,
  • learning interview skills and more

Call 0800 800 411 for more information

Find out more (external link)

Education to Employment

Helping ākonga, our students and school leavers discover, explore and connect with employment, education and training.

Education to Employment connects students to the world of work across the West Coast, helping our youth to be better informed and prepare for their future.

Our pathway coordinators explore:

  • what opportunities exist for them
  • what they like to study
  • what industries and jobs might interest them.

To contact to this service go to their website or contact :

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 West Coast.

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)

Grow your business

What does success look like for your business? Development West Coast is there to help.

Development West Coast have a team of capability and growth advisors to help define what success looks like for you and your business and what support you need to achieve this.

Business mentors - DWC in partnership with Business Mentors NZ (BMNZ) offers a mentoring service introducing small business owners and social enterprise executive officers to skilled Business Mentors. Mentors can assist you to advance your business capability, capacity and sustainability by sharing their knowledge and experience.

Capability development - Focusing on small to medium businesses to support growth and improvement by building the capability of business owners, managers and key personnel. Individual businesses may be able to access up to 50% of the costs for training and coaching.

Commercial Finance - DWC can provide a range of commercial financing options to West Coast businesses, including commercial lending, equity investment and guarantees.

Find out more (external link)

Upskill your team

Want to take on new staff? Upskill may be able to help.

Upskill employment and training consultants work with employers across the West Coast, developing industry training programmes to enable new recruits and existing staff to gain the skills your business needs.

A new regional employment and training scheme from Development West Coast, Upskill aims to help create sustainable employment opportunities and develop current staff to ensure West Coast businesses succeed long-term.

Find out more (external link)

Business growth and support pre-recorded webinars

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

Watch 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)

Agencies represented include:

Connected - Connecting you to support for your business

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

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

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

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

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

Marlborough Chamber of Commerce - We exist to unlock business vitality. We support local business growth through effective promotion and business development opportunities

Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce - Helping to create the best commercial environment in which you can achieve your business goals

Nelson Regional Development Agency - Unlock the economic potential of Nelson Tasman, to enable our people and places to thrive

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

Te Puni Kōkiri - We provide services, by Māori, for Māori and with Māori, to support the growth and sustainability of 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 save time and succeed

Digital Boost - Helping your business move into the digital world

Watch 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
112-116 Mackay Street
Greymouth 7805