Jobs in Napier, Hastings & Hawke's Bay

The region's twin cities of Hastings and Napier have enjoyed strong employment and population growth, which is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.
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However elsewhere in the region the job market is much more competitive. The biggest employers are in the health/community services sector, trade and hospitality services, rural production, processing/ manufacturing and business services.

Hawke's Bay contributed 2.8 per cent to national GDP, provided 3.4 per cent of national employment, and was home to an estimated 3.4 per cent of the national population in the year ending June 2018.

[Source: Statistics New Zealand data, 2018].

Job vacancies in the Hawke's Bay region

Trade Me Jobs  - lists a large number of jobs in Hawke's Bay.

Seek - New Zealand's largest general job website.

Workhere - specifically designed to connect offshore skilled workers and Kiwi expats with New Zealand employers.

Work and Income - jobs available in Hawke's Bay for Job Seekers. - lists recruitment companies in New Zealand.


Most local newspapers publish jobs available in the area in the Situations Vacant column.

Job search help

Tips for recent migrants | - a free service to assist with your job search and prepare you for employment in the local labour market.

Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ) - a government department helping to find employment for residents or those with a valid work permit. 

New Kiwis  - provides a programme linking New Zealand employers with skilled migrants living in New Zealand, or who are in the process of emigrating.

Work Talk | English Language Partners - an intensive, four-week course for confident users of English. Here, you will learn how to prepare your CV, approach employers, and practice for job interviews.

Business networking organisations 

Business Hawke's Bay - the economic development agency for the Hawke's Bay region.

Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce - supports local businesses by offering advice, consultancy, training and networking opportunities.

Venus Network- a business network for women


Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience, meet new people, learn about your community, and improve your English skills.

Volunteering Hawke's Bay matches volunteers looking for volunteering roles with organisations looking for specific skills, and offers free to low-cost training for volunteers.

Volunteering Hawke's Bay

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