Ever dreamed of living by mountains and sea? Join the small council with the massive challenge!

Our District has been significantly impacted by the recent earthquakes. Right now we've got unique opportunities to live in and re-build a tourist hot-spot, to get stuck-in, to help, to be challenged and grow. 

The Kaikoura District Council is considered the smallest Council on mainland NZ (the Chatham Islands Council is the only NZ Council smaller than us). But while our population base (3,621 permanent residents) makes us the ‘smallest', we pride ourselves on our achievements, many of which have left the ‘big' Council's following in our footsteps. We may be small but we're committed to achieving the best outcomes for our residents and visitors. Our Council is a leader in sustainability. 

We offer you a place to work in a spectacular district nestled between the mountains and the sea, without any of the hassles of a big city. We are committed to helping staff achieve work/life balance. Suited to people who enjoy the outdoors and marine activities, staff at Council are a social bunch who lead active (but very relaxed!) lifestyles.

Kaikoura has fabulous scenery. Boutique shopping, fishing, diving, cycling, walking, beaches, it is all here to enjoy. 

Current Vacancies

Board Directors: Innovative Waste Kaikoura (IWK)

Needed: IWK needs people with the skills, knowledge and experience to assist the organisation to meet its objectives as agreed with Council on an annual basis. IWK is a Council Controlled Organisation that is in the business of waste minimisation and maintaining and managing public amenities.  The company’s main services are:

Find out more about IWK through their website

Applications close: When all positions are filled. (Applications should include a CV and cover letter.)

Key responsibilities  include: 

Download the Context and Responsibilities document

Email us to apply or find out more