Careers within Council

Tararua offers you the country lifestyle you've always dreamed of! Rugged ranges, remote coastline, bush clad valleys - defined by hundreds of kilometres of river. The Tararua region stretches from Mount Bruce to north of Norsewood and is bounded by the foothills of the majestic Ruahine and Tararua Ranges to the shores of the Pacific on the East Coast; the physical presence of Tararua is awesome.

There's so much to do; you can head for the hills, river or beach to go fishing, hunting, tramping, surfing, jet boating or canoeing. All the facilities you need are close at hand; swimming pools, gyms, tennis, squash courts and golf courses. With the main Council office located at Dannevirke, 55km from the city and airport of Palmerston North, and south of the sunny Hawkes Bay, it provides an enviable lifestyle and work location.

The advantages of living in the Tararua District are:

  • excellent environment for a rural lifestyle
  • very good primary and secondary schools
  • excellent medical services
  • reasonable travelling distance to larger centres.

Tararua District Council can offer you a stimulating, challenging and rewarding career that will utilise your expertise and skills to achieve our goals and enhance your personal growth. So if you are motivated, positive and creative and thrive in a team environment then you've come to the right place.

Help us achieve our commitment to our customers by promoting the values of Excellence, Professionalism, People First and Trust.

If you are interested in a career in Local Government please e-mail your CV to our Human Resource Manager.