Jobs in New Plymouth & Taranaki

The Taranaki region has leveraged off its rich petroleum and gas resources and established dairy sector to provide the second highest GDP per capita in New Zealand.
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Taranaki is the hub of New Zealand’s oil and gas exploration programmes. Taranaki contributed 2.9 per cent to national GDP, providesd 2.3 per cent of national employment, and was home to an estimated 2.4 per cent of the national population in the year ending June 2018. 

[Source: Statistics New Zealand data, 2018].

Job vacancies in New Plymouth & Taranaki

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

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 Taranaki for job seekers. - lists recruitment companies in New Zealand.

Venture Taranaki - lists jobs available in Taranaki.

Citizens Advice Bureau - lists jobs available in Taranaki.


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

Taranaki Daily News

South Taranaki Star

Stratford Press

Patea & Waverley Press

North Taranaki Midweek

Job search help

Tips for recent migrant | - 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 

Venture Taranaki - the economic development agency for Taranaki. They give advice and guidance to people wishing to start or grow a business.

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

The Network- a Taranaki 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 New Plymouth matches volunteers looking for volunteering roles with organisations looking for specific skills, and offers free to low-cost training for volunteers.

Volunteering New Plymouth

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