Hawke's Bay

Find jobs, courses, business support and events in the Hawke’s Bay region, famous for its food, wine and relaxed lifestyle

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Free career advice

Have a free one-to-one session with a career expert that can help you make a personalised career plan.

This session can provide you with advice on:

  • studying or training
  • changing careers
  • preparing your CV and cover letter
  • applying for jobs

When: In-person sessions every Wednesday or flexible by phone
Where: Connected, 506 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings

Booking required

Request a session  connectedhastings@msd.govt.nz

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Tree fruit harvesters

Do you enjoy working outside? Harvest Feijoa's in an organic orchard!

Join a team of full-time staff who work all year round and seasonal workers who return yearly. 

Fill your buckets with feijoas and empty them into bins. Collecting feijoas that have fallen as they are yummy and ripe so getting up and down off the ground with ease is a must. All-you-can-eat feijoas (New Zealands favourite fruit!) There are no nets and no ladders. Buckets are then emptied either into wheelbarrows within the rows or emptied into bins at the end of the rows. Once full, wheelbarrows are then emptied into either bins at the end of the rows or put on the truck for grading for Ceres Organic fresh fruit retail sales.

Flexible days and times to suit your requirements. Start on Monday 20 March.

Find out more (external link)

Retail stars

Do you have a welcoming, bright and bubbly attitude with excellent customer service skills?

A well-know and stable Company in retail is looking for Sales Assistant superstars. There are full-time and part-time roles available across the Hawke's Bay

If you are passionate about customer service and committed, reliable, honest and have a can-do attitude, this could be the role for you.

Previous experience in similar role is preferred but not essential as full training is provided.

You will need to be able to commit to working on a roster across 7 days.

Find out more (external link)

Factory worker

A Waipukurau pet food production factory has multiple vacancies available. If you are looking to work with a caring and flexible employer apply now!

These roles could include:

  • packing,
  • processing product,
  • forklift driving, and
  • machine operation.

Various shifts are available and could potentially work around your availability including full-time hours, part-time hours, mummy hours and job sharing. Day and Night shifts are available.

Potential transport from Napier/Hastings area for Night Shift.

Pay rate will be determined on Your skill level and the job you are required to do. 

Find out more (external link)

More Hawke's Bay 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)

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)

Get work ready

Better skills, better jobs, better future with Land Based Training.

Land Based Training is an innovative and welcoming education provider with a focus on work preparation and the primary industries. You could gain the skills to create a career in agriculture, pest control, bees, forestry and more.

Land Based Training will help you with:

  • Work preparation
  • Transport
  • Literacy & numeracy
  • Foundation skills for land-based jobs
  • Level 1 & 2 credits

Rolling intakes open now and transport available from Napier and Hastings

Contact them today on 0508 TRAIN ME (0508 8746 63) or visit them at Warren Street North, Hastings

For more information

Choose your course

Whatever level you’d like to study at, you can find a course to suit you in Hawke's Bay

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

Kanohi ki te kanohi/Face to face

When: Wednesday 19 April, 10am (external site)

Where: 204 Hastings StreetNapier


Tuesday 11 April, 10am (external site)


Kanohi ki te kanohi/Face to face

When: Thursday 20 April, 10am (external site)

Where: 204 Hastings Street, Napier


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)

Interested in Self-employment?

Are you thinking about taking those first steps towards self-employment? Work and Income can help you get started.

Come along to a self-employment seminar to learn about support, resources and funding available to start your own business. The Self Employment Work Broker will discuss the following products, eligibility and what you'd need to do:

  • Business Training and Advice Grant
  • Self-employment start-up payment
  • Flexi-wage for self-employment


When: Every Tuesday, 1pm - 2pm 

Where: Hastings MSD, 506 Eastbourne Street  


When: Every Monday, 9am -10am

Where: Napier MSD, 245-247 Tennyson Street

Find out more: selfemployment_ec@msd.govt.nz

Drop-in or make an appointment to visit your local Connected centre to find out about how government agencies can help you find a job, training or business support.


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
245 – 247 Tennyson Street
Napier 4110


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
506 Eastbourne St West

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