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 contributes 2.6 per cent to national GDP and provides 3.0 per cent of national employment

Job vacancies in Northland

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

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 Northland for Job Seekers.

Careers New Zealand - 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

Careers NZ - offers a free service to assist with your job search and can prepare you for employment in the local labour market.

Work and Income - 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 

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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Page last updated: 03/02/2017

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