Jobs in Whangarei & Northland

Northland's job market is small compared to other regions, but the lifestyle opportunities make it an attractive proposition for many new arrivals prepared to persevere with job searching.

The Northland region is a small to medium sized economy with a prominent primary sector and a strong manufacturing base. Northland contributed 2.6 per cent to the national GDP, provided 2.7 per cent of national employment, and was home to an estimated 3.7 per cent of the national population (year ended June 2018).

[Source: Statistics New Zealand data, 2018].

Job vacancies in Northland

Trade Me Jobs  - lists a large number of jobs in Northland.

Seek - New Zealand's largest general job website.

New Kiwis - an online programme connecting skilled job seekers (local and global) with New Zealand employers.

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

Work and Income - jobs available in Northland for Job Seekers. - lists recruitment companies in New Zealand.

Marsden Point

Marsden Point Oil Refinery on the southern tip of Whangarei harbour, is New Zealand's only oil refinery. It produces around 70 per cent of the country's refined oil needs and employs over 300 staff. 

Refining NZ


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

The Northern Advocate

The Northland Age

Job search help

New Kiwi Career Success - a three day training course and follow-up workshop supporting skilled migrants to develop effective job search skills.

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

Multicultural Whangarei - a not-for-profit community-based organisation supporting migrants and newcomers to Whangarei with their settlement process, providing a range of services including job assistance for migrants.

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

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 

Northland Inc - the economic development agency for the Northland Regional council.

Northland Chamber of Commerce - supports local businesses by offering advice, consultancy, training and networking opportunities.

Venus Network- a business network for women

Pacific Business Trust - Assists Pacific Island business owners take advantage of opportunities available. Helps with financial advice, networks, etc.


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

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

Volunteering Northland

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