Find jobs, courses, business support and events in subtropical Northland, one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing regions

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Free career advice

Come along for 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
  • job appplications.


Where: The Orchard, 35 Walton Street, Whangarei
When: Services are available across the week - you must book.

Request a booking with Muriel Willem, or call 027 633 4171 or 0800 NEWFOCUS (0800639362)

Mid and Far North (Including Dargaville)

Where: Service is provided in Kawakawa, Kerikeri, Kaikohe, Kaitaia and Dargaville via Zoom or face to face
When: Services are available across the week - you must book.

Request a booking with Alysha Phillips, or call 022 564 3481

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Security guard roles

A range of career options within the security industry.

Control Room Operators, Security Officers and Mobile Patrol Officers are required.

There are opportunities for experienced and new entrants.

Assistance will be provided to obtain your Certificate of Approval (a clean police record is required). 

You will need to be 18 years of age, with a restricted licence, transport and physically fit.

You will need to be available to work on a rotating shift roster.

Find out more (external link)

More Northland 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)

Study hospitality with NorthTec

NorthTec offers a variety of hospitality based courses from one day get you started courses through to the Advanced NZ Diploma in Cookery.

It’s not to late to enrol in one of NorthTec's Hospitality, Food and Beverage or Cookery certificate courses!  Enrol now and get a head start on your 2023. 

NorthTec have Level 2 and Level 3 NZ Certificates to introduce you to the world of hospitality and cookery. 

Learn about customer service, front of house and the kitchen environment.  Get ready to take on a junior chef, café service or barista role in your future.

Check your options (external link)

Study with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Do you want to upskill, get started on your learning journey or have a second chance at education?

Te Wānaga o Aotearoa aim to overcome barriers to learning and to meet the need of all within the communities they serve.

Programmes available at the Whangārei campus include: 

  • Rongoā Rongoā 
  • Waka Ama
  • Adult and Tertiary Teaching
  • Smart steps to Business
  • Te Reo Māori language
  • Te Pūtaketanga o te reo
  • Te Rōnakitanga o te reo 
  • Te Aupikitanga ki te reo kairangi
  • Tikanga

Where: Whangārei Campus, 12 Murdoch Crescent, Raumanga

Programmes available at the Kaitāia campus include:

  • Smart steps to Business
  • Te Ara Reo Māori
  • Te Rōnakitanga ki te reo kairangi
  • Te Aupikitanga ki te reo kairangi 
  • Tikanga 

Where: Kaitāia Campus, 26-28 Matthews Avenue, Kaitāia

Programmes available at Kaikohe campus include:

  • Te Reo Māori language
  • Tikanga 

Where: Kaikohe Campus, 78 Broadway, Kaikohe

For more information, please get in touch with

Find out more (external link)

Book a careers kōrero

Book a careers kōrero with a study advisor from Northtec to better understand your goals and study options.

Mid year courses are not far away from starting! What will your next step be?

The career conversation is 15 to 30 minutes where an advisor will explore your current situation with you on phone or zoom.

Book your career kōrero (external link)

Choose your course

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

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)

Business Growth and Support webinars

Watch webinars to digitally connect with business support and services available to all industry sectors across Te Tai Tokerau Northland.

Te Tai Tokerau Northland Business Growth and Support Virtual Conference was brought to you by and, to connect you with business support and services available, to all industry sectors across Te Tai Tokerau Northland.

Watch as many sessions as you’d like, to hear about the offerings provided by the agency presenting.

  • Connected - Connecting you to support for your business with Ministry of Education - Pathways to employment and building relationships with schools.
  • - 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
  • Te Puni Kōkiri - Support we can provide regarding skills and employment, building capability and capacity in your business
  • NZ Trade and Enterprise - Helping New Zealand Businesses to grow internationally
  • Northland Inc - Economic Development Agency providing growth advice and support available to businesses in Te Tai Tokerau
  • Northland Chamber of Commerce - Inspiring and Influencing business vitality across Northland
  • Nothing but Net - Digital equity, affordability, education and economic growth across the region
  • Whāriki - Help to support, connect and inspire Māori Businesses in Te Tai Tokerau
  • NorthTec - Professional development in the form of training and upskilling, in a way that fits within other work commitments
  • Māori Women's Development Inc - Supporting wāhine Māori and their whānau in business
  • Infometrics - Helping to keep the New Zealand economy heading forward despite the intense uncertainty
  • Amotai - Unlocking opportunities for Māori and Pasifika businesses through supplier diversity
  • Ministry of Social Development - Recruitment assistance, workforce planning and financial support for upskilling new employees
  • Inland Revenue - Here to support you, whether you’re new to business or need some help to get on the right track
  • Digital Boost - Helping your business move into the digital world
Watch anytime (external link)

Northland business continuity

Providing businesses guidance and support when needed.

Northland Inc has a group of business advisors who are available to help business reponse to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Business supports has been grouped in to health, wellbeing, economy and Iwi and communities. 

Find out more (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
Keri Centre, 2 Fairway Drive
Kerikeri 0230


MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Walton Plaza
4 Albert Street
Whangārei 0110

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