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. 


Customer Services Officer (Part Time)

A part time vacancy exists in our busy front office. The position involves reception, telephone, filing, cashier duties, typing and general office duties. Hours of work are 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday.

We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic customer focused and service orientated person.  If you possess fantastic communication skills, good computer and numeracy skills and the ability to multitask and work under pressure, you may be the person we want to join our team. Persons with previous office experience preferred.

Download a copy of the job description here

To apply please email us  a cover letter and CV.

Applications close 31 August 2017. 

Community Representative for the Kaikōura Education Trust (Unpaid)

Do you believe in the “promotion, advancement and creation of sustainable educational opportunities for the residents within the Kaikōura District”?

The Kaikōura Education Trust is looking for four new Community Representatives. The Trust has recently fostered the development of Te Hā o Mātauranga, Learning in Kaikōura in order to further this objective.

Current community representatives on KET are due to finish their terms and we are looking to replace them with new representatives.

Please email  for job descriptions and more information on the work of the Trust. Please have nominations for these positions in by 30 August.