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


Kumara Planter roles

Play your part in providing others with high quality food.

Be a part of New Zealand’s growing horticulture industry.  

A Dargaville grower is looking for full-time kumara planters.

If you like working outdoors and would like to join a team with good banter, then apply now.

Experience not required, but a willingness to show up and give it a go is key.

Learn 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)
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Ngā Ara Tōnui - Successful Pathways

Are you a school leaver (16-19 years) looking for employment? 

Attend Mauri Mahi, Mauri Ora programme, an 8 week intensive personal and career development programme, a client centred holistic approach to securing sustainable employment opportunities for rangatahi.

You will learn about:

  • budgeting,
  • first aid,
  • driver licensing,
  • employment preparation, and
  • support into work/study.

10 months long-term manaaki tangata (pastoral care) is provided for those already employed or those still searching.

Where: Te Ora Hou Northland, 104 Corks Road, Tikipunga, Whangārei

Interested in finding out more, phone 0800 MAHI UP or pop in for a korero.

For more information (external link)

Learn with Literacy Aotearoa

Get the help you need to take charge of your life by improving your reading, writing and maths skills.

Literacy Aotearoa is committed to helping you in the way that suits you best. You'll get private, one-to-one or small group tutoring from trained tutors using methods that work.
Literacy Aotearoa will find out what you want to learn, and why. That puts you in charge of your own learning. When learning is relevant to you, it's more interesting, which means you can achieve better results faster.

What’s more, it will cost you nothing.

Where: Civic Arcade (Upstairs), 37 Bank St, Whangarei

For more information, call Zana Steer on (09) 438 2511 or email

Drivers Licence training support

Are you facing challenges in progressing to the next stage of your drivers licence?

You can receive support from Work and Income. They have partnered with local Tai Tokerau service providers to offer assistance to help you overcome barriers on your path to obtaining your drivers licence.

Support can include:

  • Driving Lessons - Learn essential skills to build confidence.
  • Literacy and Numeracy Support - Overcome reading and math challenges to help you succeed in passing your learners theory test.
  • Financial Coverage - Assistance with costs associated with obtaining your drivers licence such as; testing fees, eye tests, and more.

Drop by your local Work and Income office to have a chat about eligibility and enrolment into our licence support programmes. Let's explore how you can be road ready with support from Work and Income!

E2E Te Tai Tokerau

Helping Northlanders pathway from education to employment, and find positive connections which deliver genuine outcomes.

E2E Whangarei provides substantial information on where you can access help if you are:

  • Seeking training or new skills
  • Job Hunting
  • Losing your job
  • Wanting to be self employed or a contractor
  • In work but wanting to upskill into something better
  • In School
  • Have children in education or training

Interested in having a Kōrero? Contact 022 564 5322 or email

For more information (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

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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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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)

Whāriki Te Tai Tokerau

Whāriki Te Tai Tokerau is a place to connect and weave bonds of whanaungatanga, a foundation for Māori economic success and a platform for Māori entrepreneurial excellence.

As Tai Tokerau branch of the largest Māori business network, Whāriki Te Tai Tokerau connects whānau of pakihi Māori from across the rohe with one another.

Working for pakihi Māori across Te Tai Tokerau, Whāriki have their Whangārei based team ready to connect, support and work alongside you as you look to build and grow your business, dreams and community.

Contact Marlene Richardt for a Kōrero today or 021 859119

For more information (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
Keri Centre, 2 Fairway Drive
Kerikeri 0230


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

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