Hawke's Bay

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

hawkesbay region 01
DCS v2

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 Centre, Work and Income, 506 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings

Booking required

Request a session  connectedhastings@msd.govt.nz

shutterstock 2308651259

Nursing in Wairoa

An amazing opportunity for a registered nurse.

Te Whatu Ora are looking for enthusiastic nurses to work and care for the people of Wairoa. Fixed term and permenant opportunities are available.

If you are successful:

  • Accommodation is available at no costs
  • Your initial travel cost to Wairoa will be covered
  • You will have access to the Rural Nursing Professional Development fund to assist with training and / or post graduate study
  • Relocation packages are available, if you have permanent contract
For more information (external link)

Crop Farm Workers

Do you enjoy working outdoors?

Employers are looking for fit, keen, and reliable people to work in the crop farm and orchard business.

Duties include:

  • Pruning
  • Harvesting
  • Irrigation
  • Thinning
  • Spraying and general upkeep of orchard, and more.

Check out the opportunities (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)
shutterstock 189076949

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 for 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 are open now and transport is available from Napier and Hastings

Contact today (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)

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)
shutterstock 1573285363

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

Write a business plan

Get help to write your business plan.

When it comes to business planning there isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula to write a business plan. But there are some key things to consider.

Learn about:

  • Tips for preparing a business plan
  • Implementing your business plan
  • SWOT your business, and your competition
  • Review your business plan
  • Common mistakes, and more.
Learn now (external link)

Employer Learning Modules

Find out about your responsibilities as an employer in New Zealand.

Learn about essential employment information, and gain insights, knowledge, and experience from eight free online employer learning modules. 

Modules include:

  • An introduction to your employment obligations
  • Working arrangements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Pay and wages, and more.
For more information (external link)

Regional Insights and Information

Gain insights to the economic activity in Hawkes Bay for your business.

If you are looking at moving to Hawkes Bay for work and need information that could help you consider the change, check out the insights across the range of indicators.

You will be able to find information on:

  • Median income
  • Population projections
  • Industries by occupation
  • Businesses by number of employees, more.

Learn more about the region (external link)

Your business and tax

Attend Face to face seminars or webinars to guide you setting up your business correctly to meet your tax obligations.

Inland Revenue (IR) offers three practical sessions:

  • Starting a business? Introduction to Business offers information on 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? GST is to help you learn who needs to register for GST, what GST is charged on, what information must be recorded and how to send this to them, and ceasing your GST registration.
  • Are you employing? The Employers session covers who needs to register as an employer, and what information must be recorded and how to send it to IR.

With a choice of format, don't miss out and register today!

Check your options (external link)

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

Last modified: