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Looking to start a new adventure in Aotearoa New Zealand? We're here to help!

Whether you're looking to get started, or already have your bags packed, our team can help answer any questions you have, no matter what stage you're at - hit the talk to us button in the top-right of the page to get in contact.

Ready to take the next step? Fill out our five-minute form with your details, and someone from our team will follow up and help you find a role. Hit the Register Your Details button in the bottom-right of the page to put yourself forward.




Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora can offer you:


Free guidance on visa options for you and your immediate family

Financial support to help you with the move

Recruitment expertise to assess your career aspirations and match you with your preferred locations

Settlement support when you arrive at your new home in New Zealand

Roles in High Demand In New Zealand

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General Practitioner Roles

Specialist General Practitioners and Rural Hospital doctors are the first point of contact for most New Zealanders who have a health concern and are in high demand.

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Mental Health and Addiction Roles

Expand your international experience and grow your career in one of the most beautiful places in the world! With Mental Health and Addiction roles in demand, you can choose where you want to work.

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Other Career Opportunities

Find a range of carer opportunities in Aotearoa, New Zealand. No matter where your experience, skills and interests lie, we have a new opportunity and fresh start for you here!


Hear from our International Recruitment Centre, Immigration New Zealand and New Zealand's Registration Bodies about how to emigrate to New Zealand - these webinars are a unique opportunity to learn about the process from start to finish, directly from the people who process your applications!

Sign up to our upcoming webinars and view videos of our previous ones by clicking the button below.

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Aotearoa New Zealand has ranked second on the Global Peace Index for two years in a row, and has never been outside of the top five since the index launched in 2009.

Whether you like the big city, the beach, the mountains, or all of the above - we have a broad range of places to call home.

Wherever you pick, you're never far away from nature.

Find out more information about what part of our beautiful country is the best fit for you.

Te Tai Tokerau

Te Tai Tokerau | Northland

Population: 194,600

Northland is a beautiful and diverse region of Aotearoa, New Zealand with plenty to offer visitors. Whether you're interested in water sports, historic sites, natural beauty or ancient Kauri trees—Northland has it all!

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Waitematā | Auckland

Population: 650,000

Waitematā is the largest and one of the most rapidly growing Districts serving the largest population of all Health New Zealand. Waitematā offers a balanced lifestyle that combines the convenience of city living with the natural beauty and community spirit of suburban life.

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Te Toka Tumai Auckland

Te Toka Tumai | Auckland

Population: 500,000

Auckland the "City of Sails" is Aotearoa, New Zealand’s largest city and commercial hub. It’s where metropolitan sophistication meets breathtaking natural beauty. Auckland is filled with a variety of warm and welcoming communities, packed with new places to explore.

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Counties Manukau

Counties Manukau | Auckland

Population: 500,000
Counties Manukau is a vibrant place where there's never a dull moment! Living and working here ensures you're always close to amenities, events and nature. You'll never run out of places to visit or things to do. 

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Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty

Hauora a Toi | Bay of Plenty

Population: 255,110

The Bay of Plenty is a place of beautiful harbours, long surf beaches and an easygoing lifestyle. We showcase the perfect place to explore a wide range of nature-based pursuits – this gives the people of the Bay of Plenty the chance for a better work-life balance.

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Population: 425,000

The Waikato region is known for its natural beauty, rich Māori culture, and agricultural heritage with something to offer visitors of all interests.

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Tairāwhiti | Gisborne

Population: 48,000

In family-friendly Tairāwhiti you will experience an easier pace to life that allows you to pause and reflect, and enjoy a true work-life balance. Gisborne’s relative isolation is its charm, surrounded by beaches & nature - don't worry though! Larger cities are only a quick flight away.

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Population: 110,000

The Lakes District is well known for its geothermal activity and natural hot springs. The area is located in the central North Island and is home to many geothermal attractions, such as geysers, hot mud pools, and steam vents. Visitors can also relax in the region's natural hot springs, which are believed to have healing properties. Read more



Population: 130,000

Taranaki is a magical place with a majestic mountain at its heart, including the rugged coastline that's world-renowned for its surf. Its residents' love of art and culture, cafes and outdoor living mean it's also fantastic to work—and play!

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Te Mataua Maui HawkesBay

Te Matau a Māui | Hawke's Bay

Population: 180,000

Known for its world-class wineries, stunning beaches and temperate climate, Hawke’s Bay boasts a lifestyle that is unmatched. The region is a popular destination for food and wine tourism, hiking, cycling and cultural events such as the annual Art Deco festival.

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Population: 65,000

Whanganui has something for everyone. Our centrally located region offers access to outdoor activities such as kayaking, skiing, surfing, tramping, cycling, fishing and hunting. Nestled between two snow-capped mountains, on the banks of Whanganui River there is always plenty to do and explore.

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Capital Coast and Hutt Valley

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley | Wellington

Population: 445,000

Wellington, the capital city of Aotearoa New Zealand, is a bustling and diverse hub of culture and cosmopolitanism, renowned for its lively cafés, restaurants, and internationally acclaimed sporting and cultural events, all set against the stunning backdrop of a natural harbour. To the north of Wellington lie the regions of Porirua, Kapiti, and Hutt Valley.

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Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua Mid Central

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua | MidCentral

Population: 190,000

Get the best of both worlds - the perfect blend of rural and city living with the mountains, city and sea at your fingertips.

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Population: 48,000

From rugged coastlines, boutique vineyards to lush forests, Wairarapa is a slice of paradise for those who love the outdoors and seek a peaceful environment to recharge after a rewarding day's work.

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Nelson Marlborough

Nelson Marlborough

Population: 150,000

Nelson Marlborough has been dubbed the artistic capital with a thriving urban centre and one of New Zealand's sunniest regions. Read more

Te Tai o Poutini West Coast

Te Tai o Poutini | West Coast

Population: 32,000

Te Tai o Poutini West Coast has views of both the mountain ranges and the ocean! It is an untamed natural wilderness of beautiful rivers and rainforests, glaciers and geological treasures.

Learn more about life on the West Coast:

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Waitaha Canterbury

Waitaha | Canterbury

Population: 600,000

The Canterbury region is a great place to live and work due to its natural beauty, vibrant economy, cultural diversity, strong community, and high quality of life.

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South Canterbury

South Canterbury

Population: 62,000

The South Canterbury District is an area of stunning beauty with great lifestyle opportunities, a safe and welcoming family-friendly environment, affordable living, excellent educational opportunities and a wide range of cultural and sporting facilities.

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Population: 350,000

Well known for its beautiful natural scenery, which includes towering mountains, stunning fjords, majestic glaciers, and crystal-clear lakes. The region is also famous for its friendly communities, charming towns, and vibrant cities such as Dunedin and Invercargill. 

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Wendy, an ICU educator at Dunedin Hospital talks about her move from Liverpool in the UK to Dunedin, New Zealand and the positive effect it has had on her career and family.


Sara is a midwife, and moved from the UK to Invercargill with her family - hear more about what life has been like for her, and what it's been like to work as a midwife in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Brad is a Consultant Emergency Physician moved from Kansas, USA to Taranaki. Find out what made him fall in love with Aotearoa New Zealand.


Critical Care Nurses
From a progressive, culturally-led model of healthcare, to flexible annual leave to take care of your health, find out why these critical care nurses love working in Aotearoa New Zealand:


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