Moving from overseas


Whangārei offers job opportunities in a range of sectors and is well known so it’s relaxed lifestyle. Our city is a short 2 hour drive to Auckland or a 35 minute flight. 

We welcome and encourage people from overseas to come and work here. Our community is friendly and helpful to people new to the area.

Plus our growing economy continues to create more jobs generally, and we have on-going shortages of skills in particular areas such as healthcare, building and construction and farming.  

For a detailed local guide for your move, find out more at Whangarei District Council – migrant support

To find out more about our community, finding a home and work here, see below.