Find jobs, courses, business support and events in the Waikato region, New Zealand’s agricultural and pastoral heartland

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Free career advice

These free, one-to-one sessions with a career expert can help you make a personalised career plan.

If you are exploring studying or training, or want assistance to prepare your cv, talk to an experienced career expert. 

When: Tuesday, 9am-3pm
Where: Connected Centre, Work and Income, Shop 14, Dinsdale Shopping Centre

When: Wednesday, 9am-3pm
Where: Kirikiriroa Work and Income, 820 Victoria Street

Hamilton East
When: Thursday, 9am-3pm
Where: Hamilton East Work and Income, 126 Grey Street

Five Cross Roads
When: Monday, 8:30am-3:30pm
Where:Appointments are via phone or online zoom call

When: Tuesday, 8:30am-3:30pm
Where: Face to face appointments, Connected Centre, Work and Income, Five Cross Roads, 3 Fifth Avenue

When: Wednesday morning
Where: Appointments are via phone or online zoom call

1 hour phone appointments available to those that cannot make a face-to-face appointment.
Email to request a booking at one of the sites: connected_waikato@msd.govt.nz

HineBoss Self-Employment Programme

This programme will encourage the economic development of Māori women and their whānau.

You’ll get the opportunity to meet other pakihi Wāhine face-to-face and complete your business plan.

You’ll also have access to ongoing Te Aka Mentoring, brought to you by Māori Women’s Development Incorporated.

The programme costs $29.90.                        

When: Wednesday 22 May - Friday 24 May, 8:30am - 3pm
Where: Te Kuiti Community House, 28 Taupiri Street, Te Kuiti

To register your interest txt 029 201 2517

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General Labourers

Join a Civil Contracting team, working in Kihikihi.

You will be working full-time, 40 hours per week from Monday to Friday.

Your job responsibilities include:

  • Truck driving
  • Shovelling
  • Operating a chainsaw.

To be successful for this role you will have:

  • A commitment to health and safety
  • Knowledge of earthworks and other civil construction activities
  • Your own transport.

Learn more (external link)

More Waikato 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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Te Heke Mai

Te Heke Mai is a coaching programme providing support to anyone who is looking for work, in training or starting new jobs.

Through a handy app, friendly real-life coaches help you to set goals specific to your individual journey and support and coach you through your journey and towards achieving your goals.

Te Heke Mai is designed to mentor and help individuals grow the skills to manage life and work challenges.

To discuss further email hello@tehekemai.co.nz or Phone 0800 938474

Find out more (external link)

Learn English

Are you wanting to learn to use English more confidently in your daily life?

Join a class in your community and learn Kiwi English for your everyday life.

Classes are focussed on your needs – so no two classes are the same.

Contact English Language Partners to discuss your needs and find a class at your level that suits you.

Beginners English Classes
When: Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
Where: Boundary Road, Claudelands Park, Settlement Centre Waikato, Hamilton 

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 Waikato.

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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He Papa Pūtea Pakihi

Bringing together business experts presenting their knowledge and experience.  

Join this 2-hour hui that promotes best business practice and wrap around support available to your community.

Come along and network with other professionals and local business owners, hear about supports offered by the local IR team and Te Aka specialists, and listen to speakers sharing their business journeys. 

When: Tuesday 30 April, 9:30am-1pm
Where: The Business Collective 12 Hinewai Street, Otorohanga

To register your interest txt 'putea' to 029 201 2517

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)

Business Support Webinars

Exciting webinars about valuable Business supports for Waikato businesses.

Each webinar topic will be different and you will be introduced to a range of organisations or government agencies that can support your business to thrive.

Register below to receive information on the topics and dates. 

Register here (external link)

Getting Kiwis into farm roles

Are you looking for support to employ new farm staff?

Federated Farmers and Ministry of Social Development have partnered to support farm employers and get more Kiwis onto the farm.

You can apply on behalf of your new to the ag sector employee for:

  • Dairy Farm Starter Kit
  • General Farm Starter Kit
  • Possible funding available through Flexi-wage
Find out more and apply (external link)

Workplace literacy and numeracy

Vision College can provide your team with free literacy and numeracy lessons that are catered to your work environment!

Tailored to meet the needs of the employees and company, assessing which areas your employees need support in and create a strategy to help them overcome any barriers within your company context.

This programme is free for employers and learners, and is delivered online or face-to-face in a setting suited to your company's needs

To sign your employees on to the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy programme, call on 0800 834 834.

Find out more (external link)

Join a business networking group

Business owners get the opportunity to help each other grow strong and exciting businesses by meeting, educating each other.

Attend Morebiz weekly business networking meetings with guest speakers from Thursday 10 February.

Networking helps you learn about other businesses and share the benefits of working with you. It's a great way to collect referrals and grow your business.

When: Every Thursday, 6.45am-8.30am
Where: Hamilton Workingmen's Club, 45 Commerce Street, Frankton

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
Shop 14
Dinsdale Shopping Centre
Hamilton 15295

Five Cross Roads

MSD/Work and Income Employment Centre
Five Cross Roads
3 Fifth Avenue
Hamilton 14117

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