Jobs in Gisborne

Agriculture has been Gisborne region's most important industry since earliest settlement.
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Gisborne is a small economy underpinned by an export-focused agriculture sector. However, agriculture has diversified over the years and now forestry, viticulture, horticulture and industries such as food processing are becoming increasingly important.

Gisborne contributed 0.7 per cent to national GDP, provided 0.9 per cent of national employment, and was home to an estimated 1.0 per cent of the national population in the year ending June 2018.

Source: Statistics New Zealand data, 2018

Job vacancies in the Gisborne region

Trade Me Jobs  - lists a number of jobs in Gisborne.

Seek - New Zealand's largest general job website.

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


The Gisborne Herald - publishes jobs available in the Situations Vacant column.

Eastland Trader - publishes jobs available in Gisborne in the Jobs section.

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.

Business networking organisations 

Gisborne Economic Development - the economic development agency for the Gisborne District Council.

Gisborne Chamber of Commerce (CECC) - supports local businesses by offering advice, consultancy, training and networking opportunities.

New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW) - aims to improve the employment, education, economic and social conditions of women.

Activate Tairawhiti  - supports local businesses by providing advice, connections, funding, training, and business mentoring.


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

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

Gisborne Volunteering Centre

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