Sunday, June 6, 2010

Finding a job in New Zealand

Helpful link in finding a job in NZ
Here you can find some of my personal tips on Cover letter, interview preparation, etc.

New Zealand employment-related websites

Please note this information is provided purely as a reference. Immigration New Zealand takes no responsibility for the
accuracy of this information and does not endorse or otherwise the private sector websites listed.
General jobsites


The New Zealand Government portal for work and skills. Contains links to government and non-government websites about work in New Zealand including a section on online job hunting.
Employment Opportunities
Large Australasian employment website.
NZ Jobs
General New Zealand jobseekers’ website.
A service for people who are outside New Zealand. You can register as a jobseeker and put your CV/résumé online for New Zealand employers to browse.
New Kiwis
A service for new workers and residents in New Zealand. You can register as a jobseeker, put your CV/résumé online or book a free ‘Kiwi Career Success’ course to learn about what New Zealand employers look for and how to write a kiwi style CV.
Automotive and Technical Personnel
A recruitment company for those seeking employment in New Zealand’s automotive, printing and graphic, or marine industries.
Employment website providing temporary, contract, or permanent work in all major industries and job categories in 28 countries.
Lawson Williams Consulting Group
New Zealand’s leading specialist recruiter in supply chain, manufacturing, engineering, infrastructure, technology and science, and technical sales.
Working in NZ
Search employer profiles of New Zealand’s leading companies and submit your résumé.
Job vacancies in Dunedin offered through the website or a submitted résumé can be matched with relevant vacancies and forwarded to prospective employers. WorkOtagoNZ links to local recruitment agencies to assist with employment in the Dunedin/Otago region.
View employment opportunities available in various fields throughout Taranaki. Also, there are a number of links which will lead to local recruitment agencies and larger companies/industries in the area.
The Gisborne HR Forum lists jobs available and has a link to the local newspaper for other job vacancies. Employees can also view company profiles within the Gisborne District and can enter company websites (some of which will have employment vacancies).
Napier and Hawkes Bay Business Information
Napier City Council website with an extensive regional business/employer database.
 Positively Wellington Business
The Migrant/Expat database allows jobseekers to submit their details onto the database for employer access. Also has a link to a careers webpage that provides access to a number of job sites and recruitment agencies offering nationwide employment.
Pohlen Kean
Auckland recruitment company that visits the UK looking for a range of skilled workers.
A New Zealand recruitment company specialising in temporary staff for the trades. The service is nationwide and also offers permanent jobs.
Career Services
New Zealand job, industry, and training information and links to relevant websites including job vacancy links.
Engineering jobsites
Rob Law Consulting Group
A nationwide specialist technical recruitment company covering permanent and temporary work at all levels in engineering, infrastructure, utilities, construction, building, manufacturing, process, transportation, building services, trade, and industrial industries.
Beca Carter Hollings
Multi-disciplinary consultancy employing a wide range of engineers, planners, and managers.
CRS Recruitment
A specialist engineering recruitment service.
Engineering Taranaki Consortium
Applied engineering employment opportunities.
Farra Engineering Ltd.
The website of a large engineering company.
Fisher and Paykel Appliances
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Ltd designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of household appliances.
Fisher and Paykel Healthcare
Manufacturing health care appliances that are sold worldwide.
Specialises in job placement in the power sector, generation, transmission, distribution engineering, maintenance and construction and in infrastructure, water, etc so engineers and tradesmen.
Tait Communications
Designs and manufactures professional radio communication solutions for mobile organisations.
Canterbury Software Inc
A non-profit organisation aimed at helping the Canterbury software sector succeed at home and worldwide. Site contains job listings.
Electronics South
Canterbury, New Zealand's largest electronics cluster working with Manufacturers (OEM's, component and contract), Distributors, Designers, Product testers and Certification services. Site contains job listings.
Australian Mathematical Society
Site sponsored by the Australian Mathematical Society for job listings mainly in Australasia in seven sectors – academic, business, finance, IT/computing, statistics, teaching, and government.
Outsource 2 New Zealand
A group of New Zealand software development companies that offers development services to UK companies, and regularly visits the UK.
Watercare Auckland
Water company looking for water engineers, waste specialists, project managers and auditors.

Technical Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Specialises exclusively in engineering and technology industries.
District health board jobsites
Auckland DHB
Offers health care employment opportunities in the Auckland region.
Canterbury DHB
Provides health care services through the Canterbury region (from Kaikoura to Ashburton) and lists various health care jobs.
Pegasus Health General Practice
Information about Christchurch, immigration, the medical profession in New Zealand and more. Includes employment listings.
Capital and Coast DHB
Offers health care employment in the Wellington region and surrounding districts.
Counties Manukau DHB
Health care website links into seek website listing all jobs only in the Manukau area.
Hawkes Bay DHB
Offers health care employment opportunities in the Hawkes Bay region.
Hutt Valley DHB
Provides health care services for the Hutt Valley and lists jobs available at Hutt Hospital.
Lakes DHB
Employment listings for Taupo/Rotorua.
MidCentral DHB
Funder and provider of health and disability services in the wider Manawatu region offering a wide range of health industry jobs.
Nelson Marlborough DHB
Health care job listings in Nelson/Marlborough.
Northland DHB
Health care providers covering Whangarei, Kaitaia, Dargaville and the Bay of Islands offering jobs in the industry.
Otago DHB
Health care employment in Otago region.
South Canterbury DHB
Timaru Hospital’s list of vacancies. The hospital is run by the South Canterbury DHB.
outhland DHB
Health care providers covering Invercargill/Queenstown and Gore offering jobs in the industry.
Tairawhiti DHB
Responsible for funding and providing health care for Gisborne district. Lists vacancies at Gisborne hospital.
Taranaki DHB
Offers health care employment opportunities in the Taranaki region.
aikato DHB
Health care provider covering the Waikato, Thames, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, Te Awamutu, and Morrinsville. Offers a range of health care vacancies.
Wairarapa DHB
Offers health care employment opportunities in the Wairarapa region. The DHB receives tertiary services from Wellington.
Waitemata DHB
Secondary health care provider in New Zealand covering North Shore, Waitakere City and the Rodney District with services being provided through North Shore Hospital and Waitakere Hospital. Job vacancies are provided in the various health care services.
West Coast DHB
Covering Greymouth, Westport and Buller along the west coast. The DHB offers various health care employment opportunities.
Whanganui DHB
Health care employment in the Whanganui region. Service area includes Raetihi down to Marton with Wanganui Hospital the main secondary level health service provider.
Health and welfare recruitment agencies
Accent Health Recruitment
A health employment consultancy with temporary, permanent and short term contracts nationwide. Specialise in recruiting professionals into New Zealand across a broad range of health occupations.
An internationally-recognised health information service.
Offers health care employment opportunities in the Auckland region.
New Zealand Social Work Recruitment Ltd
New Zealand-based recruitment agency specialising in the recruitment of qualified social workers to New Zealand. Run by social workers for social workers.
Pegasus Health General Practice
Information about Christchurch, immigration, the medical profession in New Zealand and more. Includes employment listings.
PULSE (nursing)
International nurse and care recruitment.
South Auckland Health
Provides health services to the people of Manukau City, Papakura, and Franklin districts.
A temporary and permanent placement agency that specialises in locum theatre and specialist care units in New Zealand.
The Doctors
Health care provider which often advertises vacancies for GPs, nurses and medical administrative staff.
Tonix NZ Health Recruitment
A health employment consultancy dealing with temporary, permanent and short-term contracts nationwide. Specialise in recruiting professionals into New Zealand across a range of health occupations.
Construction jobsites
A recruitment company with many construction-related jobs.
Key Recruiting
A site for tradespeople and construction workers.
Naylor Love
A large construction company with opportunities across New Zealand.
Tradestaff NZ
A site for tradespeople and construction workers.
Fulton Hogan
Large New Zealand construction company.
Technical Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Specialises exclusively in engineering and technology industries.
Registration bodies
Barristers & Solicitors
The New Zealand Law Society.
Chiropractic Board
For registration of chiropractors.
Dental/Clinical Dental Technicians
For registration and control of dental technicians.
Dental Council of New Zealand
Regulates the practise of dentistry.
Dietitians Board.
Electrical Workers Registration Board
Responsible for the ongoing competency of electric and electronic workers.
Medical Radiation Technologists Board
Registration and control of medical radiation technologists.
Medical practitioners
Registers doctors to practise medicine in New Zealand.
Midwifery Council
Responsibility for the regulation of midwives in New Zealand.
Nursing Council of New Zealand
The Nursing Council governs the practice of nurses.
Occupational therapists
For registration of occupational therapists.
Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board.
Information about registering to be an osteopath in New Zealand.
Responsible for ensuring that pharmacists and pharmacies are registered and promoting quality in the profession of pharmacy.
Registration site for physiotherapists.
Plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers
Promotes standards of work and professional conduct.
Podiatrists Board
Registration Boards Secretariat
Provides registration boards with a full range of support systems.
Monitors the conduct of professional Surveyors in New Zealand.
Provides professional leadership in teaching.
Manages the registration of veterinarians.
Aoraki Polytechnic (Timaru)
Polytechnic based in Canterbury and Otago.
Auckland University
The University of Auckland.
Auckland University of Tech.
Auckland University of Technology.
Canterbury University
University based in Christchurch.
Christchurch Polytechnic
Polytechnic based in Christchurch.
English Language Schools
English New Zealand is a registered society that incorporates the Federation of Independent English Language Schools of New Zealand.
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics
Collective voice that represents 19 institutes of technology and polytechnics around New Zealand.
Lincoln University
Based just out of Christchurch.
Massey University
Based in Palmerton North, Auckland, and Wellington.
inistry of Education
The website provides news, job opportunities, and information on the New Zealand education system.
New Zealand Education
New Zealand Export Education Industry.
Otago University
Based in Dunedin.
Polytechnics International New Zealand
Provides appropriate education and training consultancy services to New Zealand and international clients.
Study in Taranaki
Information on studying in Taranaki.
Teach NZ
Part of the Ministry of Education responsible for promoting teaching as a profession in New Zealand.
Tai Poutini Polytechnic
West Coast Polytechnic.
Universities (NZVCC)
Represents the interests of New Zealand’s universities.
University of Waikato
University of Waikato based in Hamilton.
Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington.
Universal College of Learning – campuses in Wanganui, Palmerston North, and Wairarapa.
Waikato Institute of Technology
Waikato Institute of Technology website.
Education Wellington International
Education portal for international students who want to study in Wellington.
Western Institute of Technology
Taranaki’s Western Institute of Technology.
University jobsite with some Australasian content
Bioinformatics site providing worldwide job listings and training/courses
Tiptop Jobs
Job listings for physicists along with Postdoc openings and PhD Studentships.
American Mathematical Society
Employment services for PhD mathematicians.
Aeronautical – air traffic control
Airways New Zealand
Lists careers in air traffic control in New Zealand.
Christchurch Information
Comprehensive guide to Christchurch.
Destination Manawatu
Destination Manawatu – tourism website.
Puke Ariki
Unique knowledge centre portal bringing together library, museum and visitor information services for the Taranaki region.
Taranaki Tourism
Taranaki’s official tourism website.
Hamilton City
Portal providing up-to-date information on Hamilton.
Hamilton Information Website
Website providing an A to Z guide about Hamilton city.
Hawkes Bay
Hawkes Bay tourism website, linked to Hawkes Bay Economic Development Agency.
Tourism website detailing outdoor activities and sightseeing in Wanganui.
Positively Wellington Tourism
Information about what to see and do in Wellington.
Waikato Stadium
Upcoming events and information about Waikato Stadium based in Hamilton.
Website providing information on Wanganui, including news and entertainment.
West Coast
Information for both tourists and those looking to live on the West Coast.

Key New Zealand Government sites
NZ Government Jobs Online
Jobs and requirements for careers in the state sector.
Agriculture and Forestry
Ministry for New Zealand agriculture, horticulture, and forestry. Also pet quarantine information.
Births, Deaths, and Marriages
How to register births, deaths and marriages.
Companies Office
Form and maintain companies, search the register, and file your annual return.
Department of Labour
Employment law and relations in New Zealand.
Elections NZ
How to enrol and vote and details about parties and MPs. Press releases.
Inland Revenue
Administers New Zealand’s tax system.
Land Transport NZ
The government department responsible for the land transport system.
Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education website features news, jobs, and information on New Zealand’s education system.
Ministry of Health
The New Zealand Government's principal agent and advisor on health and disability.
Ministry of Research, Science & Technology
Develops research and innovation policies.
New Zealand Customs Service
Outlines rules and requirements for people, goods, and craft arriving on or leaving New Zealand.
New Zealand Government (all departments)
Links to New Zealand central and local government services.
New Zealand Tourism
Official Tourism New Zealand site for destination New Zealand.
New Zealand Trade Development Board
Government agency charged with helping New Zealand business achieve success at home and internationally.
Reserve Bank
The website of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
Statistics NZ
New Zealand’s national statistical office.
Local government
Local Government Careers
Career opportunities in local government.
General business links
Business New Zealand
A national business organisation promoting a competitive growing economy and higher living standards through business success.
Economic Forecasts
Economic statistics for the New Zealand economy in the coming quarter including by sector and exports.

Financial Alert
Information on investment, insurance, financial planning and business management.

The HiGrowth Project
The HiGrowth Project provides knowledge, information and opportunities to help grow IT businesses and New Zealand’s IT industry.
Market New Zealand
An online trade website offering New Zealand products for export.
National Business Directory
Developed by the New Zealand Government to provide business information online.
New Zealand Biotech Assoc.
Accelerating the growth of the New Zealand biotechnology industry.
New Zealand Chamber of Commerce
Helps small businesses to link to service providers, business seminars, mentors, and provides networking opportunities.
Current national and international news.
New Zealand Herald
New Zealand’s biggest national newspaper.
The Press
New Zealand news and information website.
Real Estate
New Zealand property website.
General information on New Zealand business, culture, health, real estate, etc.
The Independent Business Weekly
Online version of a weekly business newspaper covering business and political issues.
The AA
The New Zealand Automobile Association.
UBD Business Directory
Website directory with a search function linking to New Zealand businesses.
Halewood (Foreign Exchange)
Foreign exchange provider.
Information Southland
Delivers enterprise, tourism, promotion, events, and community development services to the Southland region.
Search engines
Search engine restricted to New Zealand cyberspace.
Fairfax Newspapers
A New Zealand news website.
Maori organisations
Introduces a range of information on Maori arts and culture.
Migrant Newspaper ‘Destination New Zealand’
Information for emigration, property, and opportunities abroad.
‘New Zealand Outlook’
‘Destination New Zealand’
Monthly newspapers about migration, work opportunities and living in New Zealand.
Software Association
New Zealand’s national software association.
Technology New Zealand
A consolidation of sources of technological advice.
Telecom Yellow pages
Electronic telephone directory of businesses.
Telecom White Pages
Electronic telephone directory of businesses and households.

Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand.
Information about Television New Zealand.
Overseas Investment Office
Administers the New Zealand Government's foreign investment policies and assesses applications for consent from foreigners who intend making substantial investments in New Zealand.
Agritech Exports
New Zealand agricultural technologies, pasture based grazing systems, and solutions to increase farming profitability.
Beef and Lamb Marketing Bureau
Responsible for the domestic promotion of beef and lamb.
Biotenz – New Zealand Pharmaceuticals
The main New Zealand association representing the biotechnology sector.
Defence Technologies
New Zealand Defence Industry Association.
Electronics Industry
Enhancing learning in science and technology.
Export Industry
Information and contacts for New Zealand’s exporters.
ENZA (formerly Apple & Pear Marketing)
Company that markets and sells fresh New Zealand produce domestically and internationally.
Fashion Industry
Information about New Zealand fashion.
Forest Industries Council
Comprehensive site with the latest information about the wood products industry.
Game Industry Board
Deer Industry New Zealand is responsible for promoting the deer industry.
Marketers of ZESPRI kiwifruit.
Meat New Zealand
Information on farm management and agribusiness-related activities.
New Zealand Dairy Board
Manufacturer and marketer of high quality dairy products.
New Zealand Marine Export Group
Represents New Zealand’s marine industry exporters.
New Zealand Wine Institute
The official website for the New Zealand wine and grape industry.
Seafood Industry Council
Promotes the interests of the fishing industry.
Software Exporters
New Zealand’s national software association.
Technology New Zealand
A consolidation of sources of technological advice and assistance available primarily on the internet.
Thoroughbred Breeders
The official website for learning about the New Zealand thoroughbred.
Information about the forest, wood, and timber industry.
Auckland City Council
Business site covering Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty.
Canterbury Development Corporation
Christchurch’s economic development and employment agency.
Canterbury Employer's Chamber of Commerce
An organisation which helps small businesses in the Canterbury region link to service providers, business seminars, mentors, and networking opportunities.
Canterbury Software Cluster
Website that brings together some of the leading software developers in Canterbury.
Christchurch City Council
Information about Christchurch and the Canterbury region.
Hawkes Bay
Napier City Council
Business issues in Napier and the surrounding area of Hawkes Bay.
Napier Life
Information about Napier and Hawke’s Bay.
Gisborne District Council, Economic Development Unit.
Vision Manawatu
Vision Manawatu – business and job portal for the Manawatu region.
Enterprise Horowhenua
Dedicated to enhancing the business environment of the Kapiti-Horowhenua region.
Dunedin City Council
Information about Dunedin city and the Otago region.
Otago Chamber of Commerce
Helps businesses in the Dunedin and Otago region, linking to service providers, business seminars mentors, and providing networking opportunities.
Otago Southland Employers Association
Helps employers in the Otago Southland region.
Venture Southland
Information about the Southland region.
Information about Queenstown and the Southern Lakes region.
Clark Consulting
Recruitment consultants in the Otago region.

Latitude Nelson
Nelson and Tasman region.
Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce
Helps businesses in the Nelson and Tasman region to link to service providers, business seminars, and mentors, and provides networking opportunities.
New Plymouth District Council
New Plymouth District Council.
Taranaki Regional Council
Taranaki Regional Council.
The Petroleum Exploration Association of New Zealand
Promotes the interests of petroleum producers and explorers in New Zealand.
Venture Taranaki
A website devoted to regional business development.
Hamilton City Council
Hamilton City Council website.
Waikato Region
Provides information about the Waikato region.
Wanganui District Council
Wanganui District Council website.
Wanganui Regional Council
Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council website.
Creative Capital
Features some of Wellington’s most creative businesses.
Film Wellington
Information about the Wellington film industry.
Greater Wellington Regional Council
Information on the Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Hutt City Council
Information about Hutt City.
Kapiti Coast District Council
Information on the Kapiti Coast District.
Porirua City Council
Information on the Porirua City Council.
Positively Wellington Business
Investing, working and living in Wellington and New Zealand.
Software Wellington
Group of Wellington software developers.
Unlimited Potential
Online community connecting young IT professionals living and working in Wellington.
Upper Hutt City Council
Information on Upper Hutt City.
Wellington City Council
Information on Wellington City Council.
Wellington Chamber of Commerce
Helps small businesses, in the Wellington region, to link to service providers, business seminars, mentors, and providing networking opportunities.
West Coast
Buller District Council
Buller District Council.
Grey District Council
Activities and information in and around Greymouth.
Tourism West Coast
Information on where to go and what to see.
West Coast Regional Council
West Coast Regional Council.
Westland District Council
Information on Westland Council activities.


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