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Kaitaia: “The springboard for exploration of the Far North”

90 Mile BeachKaitaia is the northernmost towns in New Zealand and described as “the springboard for the exploration of the far north” with a population of approximately 5,200 taking Kaitaia East and West into account.

Kaitaia is the gateway to Ninety Mile Beach which gained its name from the land speed record which was broken in 1932. Ninety Mile Beach appears in the NZ film “the fastest Indian” a character by the name of “Wizard Smith” erected a garage on the beach and attempted to break the land speed record. Ninety-mile beach is actually 50 miles or 90 kilometres long and is not actually New Zealand’s longest beach. Not far from Kaitaia is a range of favourite holiday spots; Spirits Bay, Matai Bay, Ship Wreak bay are some of our tips you should not miss.

Employment is available as it does have dealership representation but being a smaller town in NZ will depend on vacancies being available on the day you apply. Vacancies can also be found in the Heavy Diesel, Farm Machinery and Tourism sectors where repair technicians are often needed.  Talk to us first prior to your arrival in this region as you will find this helpful.


Kerikeri is a delightful location situated in the north of the North Island on the east coast. It boasts a beautiful east coast ocean beach, a picturesque harbour and some great NZ history. Kerikeri is also a thriving town in which it is possible to earn a reasonable income and has great tourist attractions not to mention some of the worlds best oranges. Kerikeri is described as “the cradle of the nation” with a rich and diverse history dating back to 1821.

As an added bonus Kerikeri is also close to, or more correctly part of the Bay of Islands and a short drive to Matauri Bay which is an absolutely stunning white sandy beach with crystal clear blue waters, The Cavalli Islands 5 minutes boat ride out from Madurai Bay is the site the Greenpeace flagship was laid to rest at and is now an internationally significant scuba diving wreak.. The temperature in this region is great virtually all year round.

If your looking for employment in this area contacting us is a must as this is the favoured holiday destination of our director and consequently we are well connected in this region through a variety of areas from sales to parts and technical employment vacancies.

Employment drivers in the motor industry in this region are logging, tourism and agriculture.

Bay of Islands

Described as New Zealand’s top holiday destination the Bay of Islands has 144 islands and offshore bays, it is a tourist destination in the truest sense with all sorts of activities from submersible submarines to charter fishing vessels and cruises. The town has a fantastic network of restaurants cafes, campsites and five-star accommodation. The tourism sector occasionally produces opportunities for mechanics that are required to repair tourism vehicles such as tour buses, 4 wheel drives and even the submersibles and cruise boats. Farm machinery dealers, heavy diesel repair shops and light automotive servicing is all present in this area. The forestry sector also produces opportunities for those able to repair this equipment.

Whangarei City “The Gateway to the Bay of Islands”

Described as the gateway to the Bay of Islands, Whangarei is a highly progressive city with a population of approximately 85000 in the Whangarei district. The economic activity in the area is big enough to ensure a good standard of living and virtually all automotive and heavy automotive marques are represented with professional dealerships. The city has some quite spectacular beaches bush, waterfalls and scenery. The Poor Knights Islands (now a marine reserve of international significance) are 12 miles off the coast of Tutukaka, the islands were once described by Jacques Cousteau as one of the top ten diving spots in the world. With the Hen and Chickens Islands also close by this is understandably a paradise for boaties and the fishing around Whangarei heads and the Hen and Chickens is pure heaven.

Employment at all levels of the motor industry in the automotive, heavy transport, heavy equipment, marine farm machinery in almost all job categories is often the reward that makes relocation possible in this region assuming you have the right employment background.

Dargaville “Heart of the Kauri Coast”

Situated on the west coast of the North Island this town is described as being the gateway to the Kauri forest. Dargaville has a population of approximately 4500 and nestles amongst the hills radiating northwards from the Wairoa River.

West coast beaches in New Zealand are often long rugged and unspoilt and frequently produce fantastic rolling surf due to the prevailing west coast winds. A short trip further up the coast will bring you to New Zealand’s longest beach and when in season this is the place you can find Toheroas which are a large delectably delicious shellfish. Be warned, however, take these morsels out of season and you will find out that prosecution from NZ Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) is an experience that is to be avoided at all costs. Fines can reach $50,000 and can include forfeiting your vehicle and any other worldly possession you happened to have on you at the time. This whole area, however, has a charming and friendly feel to it.

Employment drivers in this region are agriculture, dairy and farming in general, tourism. Aquaculture is also a fast-growing industry with massive investment in this industry predicted to occur in the near future.

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