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How It Works

Find out how to use Kimi Mahi Mai Find a Job to find and apply for jobs

We lists hundreds of jobs from employers we work with


To apply for jobs on this site, you must have the right to work in New Zealand. This means you’re either:

  • a New Zealand or Australian Citizen,
  • a New Zealand Resident, or
  • hold a visa which allows you to work in New Zealand.

If you have a working holiday visa, check out the seasonal jobs on the Opportunity grows here website. It covers a range of different industries so you can find the one that best suits you.

Step 1 - Search for jobs

Phone showing search box

To search for a job

  1. Use the dropdown arrow in the ‘Location’ field to choose a location (city)
  2. Enter a keyword in the ‘Keywords’ field
  3. Use the dropdown arrow in the ‘Category’ field to choose a category
  4. Select ‘Search’
Phone showing search results

Refine your results

  1. Filter by work type – select ‘Full time’ or ‘Part time’.
  2. Use the dropdown arrow to sort by:
    • Relevance (only available for Keyword searches), or
    • Date listed: newest to oldest, or
    • Date listed: oldest to newest.

Step 2 – Get a Work and Income client number

You need a Work and Income client number to apply for these jobs. This is a 9-digit number, e.g. 000-000-000. You can find this in letters from Work and Income, or on your Community Services Card. You don't need to be getting a benefit to have a client number.

If you don't have a client number, you can request one from Work and Income.

How to get a client number

A letter showing the position of the client number at the top right

Step 3 – Call us and tell us the Job ID

Once you have your client number and you’ve found a job you like, call us on 0800 779 009. You need to tell us the Job IDs for any of the jobs you’re interested in. You can find the Job ID at the top of the page about the job, below the job title.

Deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment

If you are deaf, or have difficulty hearing or speaking, there are a range of options to contact us. Please include the Job IDs for any of the jobs you’re interested in as part of the message.

Need Help?

Find out how to contact us. Our team is happy to help.