Jobs in Nelson - Tasman

Nelson Tasman has a broad economy based horticulture, forestry, seafood and agriculture sectors. Tourism is now an important sector.
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Other emerging industries are based on the trends towards health, wellness and sustainability.

Nelson, the smallest of New Zealand’s regions by land area, is the urban complement to the more rural surrounding regions of Tasman and Marlborough.

Nelson contributed 1.8 per cent to national GDP, provided 2.1 per cent of national employment, and was home to an estimated 1 per cent of the national population in the year ended June 2018.

[Source: Statistics New Zealand data, 2018].

Job vacancies in the Nelson - Tasman region

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

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 Nelson - Tasman for Job Seekers. - lists recruitment companies in New Zealand.


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

Nelson Mail

Nelson Leader

Tasman Leader

Nelson Weekly

Waimea Weekly

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 

EDA - the Nelson regional economic development agency.

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

Volunteering Nelson

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