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Hi! I'm Jesse

My road to employment was pretty bumpy and I wished that Gr8 Job Hauraki had been around when I was trying to find my fit in the workplace. thinking emoji

If you’re young and looking for a job like I was a few years ago, it’s time to get out there and start your employment journey. Change your life forever.

And what about Covid this year! Tricky. Heaps of people lost their jobs. Gr8 Job Hauraki is on the look-out for you as well.

Our local Hauraki businesses and workplaces are doing their best and some are starting to look at ways to help our local community by driving job opportunities.

That’s what Gr8 Job Hauraki is all about - local jobs for local people! thumbs up emoji

Join the Gr8 Job Hauraki journey. 

Hauraki Job Market 23 Feb 2021Gr8 Job Hauraki ‘Job Market’ event

Our first Gr8 Job Hauraki Job Market aimed at connecting local employers with local job seekers was very successful. Giving job seekers the opportunity to connect face to face with employers is much easier in an environment like a job market than doing it on their own. It is a hands on, practical approach which is already showing significant outcomes. A number of the employers present have arranged for further site visits or interviews and there were many registrations of interest. It has definitely underlined that there is work out there for anyone who wants it.

We can help

Are you looking for a job?

What do you need? Some guidance on employment? Some extra training? Maybe you need your driving licence? Or you need a CV or your CV needs attention?

Are you looking for a worker?

What do you need? Information on opportunities like apprenticeships? Support for a placement including equipment, tools, training or wage incentives? Post placement support for employee?

Contact or register your interest

Julie is ready to help. Call 021536715 or email and arrange a time to chat.

Register your interest in the Gr8 Job Hauraki Scheme in general:


Registration form - Employees looking for work


Registration form - Employers looking for staff

Register your interest in the Gr8 Job Hauraki Scheme in general


Registration form - Employees looking for work


Registration form - Employers looking for staff

Newsletters & Media

January 2021 - Find Your Fit

Gr8job video Jan2021

December 2020 [PDF, 116 KB] PDF document

Community Employment Liaison Contact: Ph 021536715


Current Jobs Available

With a new year comes new opportunities and we are all about ‘Local Jobs for Local People’. If you are looking for a job, we have a few in the Hauraki district that we want you to know about now.

Seasonal Full time – Avo Ground Pickers in Katikati.

Full time - Frame & Truss Fabricator. Waihi - Pre fabricating all types of trusses, beams. Mon-Fri 7.00am – 4.30pm. Need to be physically capable and can work on your feet most of the day.

Full time Frame & Truss Fabricator. Kerepehi - Pre fabricating of trusses. Need to be physically capable and can work on feet most of the day.

Full time – Lab assistant. Processing gold & mineral samples in Waihi. Includes weekend work.

Full time – Restaurant & Bar Manager. Indian restaurant based in Waihi. Licence controller and managers licence required.

Full time – Storeperson/Forklift Operator. To assist in the day to day operation of facility in Kerepehi. Need to be fit and a forklift licence is an advantage.

Full time - Produce 2IC at a grocery outlet in Waihi. You need some previous managerial experience plus knowledge of SAP software.

Full time - Assistant Herd Manager. Dairy farm near Ngatea.

Full time – Milking 850 cows as part of a four person team. Accommodation provided is a 1 bed unit – may suit a couple with spring help and relief milking required as well.

Full time - Ute products assembly and fabrication in Kerepehi.

Full time – Assistant Manager at technology and appliance store in Thames. Are you customer focused and can engage with and lead a team? This business is looking for someone who can step up with integrity and a sense of responsibility.

Full time - Front of House at a busy café in Ngatea. Serving customers and barista duties required.

Full time - Qualified Electrician for a Ngatea based Electrical business.

Full time – Timber yard team member. Bring your energy, enthusiasm and physical fitness for this role in Waihi. Training provided.

Full time, Part time, Casual. Service Station in Paeroa is looking to fill several positions. Shifts vary in length from 4-12 hours. Involves customer service, cleaning and cash handling.

Part time – Health receptionist. For a fun and energetic workplace. Approx. 24 hours a week and would suit someone who is bright and bubbly.

Part time – Client care coordinator. Seeking a genuine, caring customer service professional to work Wed, Thurs and Fri at a hearing loss clinic in Thames.

Part time – Cook. At a Paeroa based age care service. If you have good baking skills and food hygiene certification, this could be a great opportunity for you.

Full time, Part time – Café work at a very popular Hauraki Plains café. Full training is provided, just bring a friendly, cheerful attitude.

Full time – Fencing. Based in and around the Hauraki Plains. Experienced preferred, but training given to someone who is keen and can work hard.

Full time – Electrician. Seeking an electrician in all areas, domestic, commercial and industrial for multiple projects in all work types based in Waihi.

Full time – Frame & Truss detailer. For a technically minded individual that has a passion for the construction industry and would love to take this exciting opportunity in Waihi.


To find out more or express your interest, please contact our Community Employment Liaison, Julie Stephenson. Ph 021536715
Gr8 Job Hauraki will be posting updates of new positions regularly so stay tuned


Driving Local Employment Recovery

At Hauraki District Council, we are doing everything we can to support community recovery after Covid 19 to improve community wellbeing and employment outcomes. A successful application was made to Local Government and under the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) programme we now have a great opportunity to drive local employment recovery. The priority target of MTFJ is young people not currently in employment, education or training and those out of work due to Covid 19. This is very welcome considering job-seeker numbers in our district are significantly up from this time last year. 

We have appointed a Community Employment Liaison officer who will engage with employers to encourage the development of work opportunities for those currently unemployed. Potential employees will be identified by reaching out to connect with the community and working in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development. By matching potential employee and employer, we will work toward sustainable employment outcomes which will have a positive effect on the whole district. The programme will also include other potential initiatives such as entry-level training, wage-based incentives, and support for businesses looking to take on staff. Set to run until 30 June 2021, we are looking for 25 sustainable employment placements.

We'll be looking forward to getting out and about in our community to identify both employers and employees to join our journey. We will have forms available soon to register your interest.

Mayors Taskforce for Jobs

The Mayors Taskforce For Jobs (MTFJ) is a nationwide network of New Zealand’s Mayors, working together towards the vision of all young people under 25 being engaged in appropriate education, training, work or other positive activity in their communities. Find out more -

Local Brand

Following a lot of ideas and deliberation, our team have come up with our own local brand for the programme.

We will be known as Gr8 Job Hauraki-find your fit. Karawhiua Hauraki. Kei a koe te tikanga. This reflects something meaningful for both employers and employees.

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