Jobs in Whanganui - Manawatu

The region's economy is underpinned by the public sector, particularly the local university and various defence installations, as well as a rural sector that's strong in agritech and food innovation.
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The Whanganui - Manawatu region contributed 3.8 per cent to national GDP, provided 4.6 per cent of national employment and was home to an estimated 5.0 per cent of the national population in the year ended June 2018.

[Source: Statistics New Zealand data, 2018].

Job vacancies in  Whanganui - Manawatu

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

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 Whanganui - Manawatu for Job Seekers. - lists recruitment companies in New Zealand.


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

Manawatu Standard

Wanganui Chronicle

Horowhenua Mail

Rangitikei Mail

Manawatu Guardian

River City Press

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 

Central Economic Development Agency - the economic development agency for Manawatu.

Whanganui Economic Development Centre - Whanganui's economic development agency.

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

Whanganui Chamber of Commerce - supports businesses in the Whanganui area.

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 centres match volunteers looking for volunteering roles with organisations looking for specific skills, and offers free to low-cost training for volunteers.

Volunteering Whanganui

Volunteer Resource Centre Manawatu

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