Settling in

Haere mai. You are welcome here. 

 This page is a guide to help you settle into Aotearoa New Zealand.


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Establishing a life in Aotearoa New Zealand

The journey of a lifetime begins here! Explore your prospects, discover your potential and embrace the Kiwi way of life. Welcome to a world of opportunities in healthcare - New Zealand awaits you!

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The weaving of wellness

Established on 1 July 2022, Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system across Aotearoa, with functions delivered at local, district, regional, and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Health New Zealand manages all health services, including hospital and specialist services, and primary and community care. Hospital and specialist services are planned nationally so they can be delivered more consistently across the country. It also manages national contracts. Primary health, wellbeing and community-based services are planned and then purchased through the four regional divisions of Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora.

Each Region works with their District offices, located closer to local communities, to develop and implement plans based on local needs to improve the health and wellbeing of communities.

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora is also responsible for improving services and equitable outcomes across the health system. We will do this while upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Te Whatu Ora is “the weaving of wellness”.
Find out how we were named.

Shopping at the Britomart Market - Credit: Alistair Guthrie Mermaid pools, Tutukaka coast (iStock)

There's something for everyone

If you're dreaming of an enriching career in a land of breathtaking landscapes, warm-hearted people, and unparalleled work-life balance - look no further! Join us in New Zealand and experience the perfect blend of professional fulfillment and a fulfilling life outside of work.