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Information for international applicants

The Waikato Regional Council employs a number of highly skilled staff from around the world. We are an equal employment opportunities (EEO) organisation providing a workplace free of discrimination, where the unique qualities of each individual are valued and respected. Applicants who are successful in attaining a role at the Waikato Regional Council may be provided with assistance in moving to New Zealand.

Enquiries are welcomed from international applicants. However, only those applicants who have New Zealand permanent resident status or an appropriate work permit can be employed. Further information about requirements for working in New Zealand can be found at the Immigration New Zealand web-site (external link) . Waikato Regional Council is an accredited employer through Immigration New Zealand.

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Immigration New Zealand

The New Zealand government's official immigration website (external link)

Information about Hamilton and the Waikato region

Hamilton Info (external link) - A guide to visiting and living in Hamilton.

HamiltonWaikato.com (external link) - The official website for Hamilton and the Waikato region, a gateway to the central North Island.

Information about living and working in New Zealand

100% Pure New Zealand (external link) - The official site for New Zealand travel and business.

Te Ara Encyclopaedia of New Zealand (external link)

The New Zealand Immigration Guide (external link) - an independent guide developed by migrants from all over New Zealand.

Realestate.co.nz (external link) - a real estate website listing property for sale or rent.

Schooling in New Zealand (external link) - This Ministry of Education site provides information about the New Zealand curriculum, qualifications and how schools are run.

ChildcareOnline (external link) - A resource site for parents of preschool aged children. Includes a directory of childcare providers.

New Zealand Inland Revenue (external link) (taxes) website.

New Zealand health care (external link) - information about the public health system.

Southern Cross Healthcare (external link) - information about private health insurance through Southern Cross. Waikato Regional Council has a subsidised health insurance scheme through this provider.

New Zealand Transport Agency (external link) - information about driving and driver licensing in New Zealand.

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