Auckland the "City of Sails" is Aotearoa, New Zealand’s largest city and commercial hub. It’s where metropolitan sophistication meets breathtaking natural beauty. Auckland is filled with a variety of warm and welcoming communities, packed with new places to explore.

Photo location + credit: Auckland Waterfront - Dan Freeman

Auckland waterfront and purple skies | Credit: Dan Freeman, unsplash
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About the Region

The Auckland region is in the North Island of New Zealand and also includes the Waitematā and Counties Manukau Districts. Auckland's unique geographic position means you can enjoy the benefits of a large city and still be close to stunning natural landscapes.

Auckland is the largest and most multicultural city in Aotearoa. This vibrant, cultural hub is friendly with new experiences around every corner. You’ll have the opportunity to experience Māori and Pasifika culture, along with classic Kiwi hospitality, at a range of local events and festivals. There's always plenty to see and do with a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and bars, theatres, galleries, museums and shopping centres. 

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Auckland Harbour - Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

Health New Zealand - Auckland

About Health New Zealand

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora is the Government organisation that provides publicly-funded universal health care to 5 million Kiwis.

The management and delivery of health services are broken down into 'Districts' across the country, determined by both geographic location and population.


About the Health New Zealand - Te Toka Tumai Auckland District

Te Toka Tumai Auckland provides health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital and Starship National Children's Hospital, located in central Auckland.

Photo location + credit: Auckland City Harbour, Auckland Dolphin and Whale Safari

Auckland City Hospital and Starship National Children's Hospital

Auckland City Hospital is Aotearoa, New Zealand's largest public hospital and clinical research facility. We’re committed to excellence in patient care, research, training and community service.

Starship National Children's Hospital is the leading provider of Paediatric health care in New Zealand and the South Pacific. We deliver family-centred care to infants, children, young people and their whānau in our hospital and in the community.

Hospital Services

Here's a list of specialties and medical services offered in the Auckland District.

Auckland Hospital

Cancer and Blood

National Bowel Screening Programme
Cancer & Blood (Children's Health)
Cervical Screening
Gastrointestinal Cancer Service
Haemophilia Centre
Radiation Therapy
Vascular (Regional)


Cardiothoracic & Vascular Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit
Paediatric Cardiology
Vascular (Regional)

Māori Health

Kaiatawhai Māori Health
Māori Mental Health (Manawanui Oranga Hinengaro)
Mental Health Unit (Acute Adult) - Te Whetu Tawera
Te Puaruruhau (Child Protection)
Short Term Accommodation and Services for whanau

Mental Health

Assertive Community Outreach
Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre
Child & Family Unit
Intellectual Disability & Mental Illness (Regional)
Kari Centre Community Teams
Kari Centre Youth Forensic Service (Regional)
Māori Mental Health - Manawanui Oranga Hinengaro
Maternal Mental Health - Aronui Ora()
Mental Health Unit (Acute Adult) - Te Whetu Tawera
Mental Health (Community)
Mental Health Services for Older People
Psychiatry (Children's Health)
Segar House Intensive Day Programme

Older Persons

Mental Health Services for Older People
Mobility Solutions
Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC)
Older People's Health
Rehab Plus
Seniorline national information service helping older people and their whanau navigate the health system


Lotofale Pacific Mental Health
Pacific Health


Anaesthesia (Children's Health)
Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
General Surgery
Neurosurgery (Children's Health)
Orthopaedics/Bones (Children's Health)
Plastic Surgery (Regional)
Surgery & Urology (Children's Health)

Women's Health

Breast Cancer Register (Regional)
BreastScreen Aotearoa
Cervical Screening
Fertility PLUS
Fetal Medicine Network
Labour and Birthing Suite
Maternal Health – National Women's Health
Midwives (Community)
Midwives – High Risk

Starship National Children's Health and Auckland Dental Service

Child & Youth Services

Offered by Starship Children's Health, Auckland Dental Service and other providers

Allied Health Women's and Children 
Blood & Cancer Centre
Cardiac - Greenlane Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Service 
Cardiac Inherited Diseases Service (CIDG) 
Child & Family Unit
Children's Emergency Department 
Children's Therapy 
Community Service
Consult Liaison Psychiatry
Day Stay Unit
Developmental Paediatrics
Diabetes and Endocrinology
ENT - Otorhinolaryngology (ORL)
Emergency Department
Family Information Service
Family Options NASC
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
General Paediatrics
Green Lane Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Service
Immunology and Allergy
Infection Prevention and Control
Infectious Diseases Service
Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Kaiatawhai (Maori Health)
Metabolic Service
Newborn Services
Northern Health School
Palliative Care Team
Rehabilitation Service
Respiratory Services
Safekids Aotearoa
Spine Service
Surgery and Urology
Tautai Fakataha (Pacific Family Support Service)
Te Puaruruhau (Child Protection)

Relocating to Auckland

Support at every step - We understand that relocating can be daunting. That's why our team offers comprehensive relocation and job placement support ensuring a smooth transition for you and your family. Whether you're seeking a serene countryside lifestyle or the vibrant buzz of city living, Aotearoa has a place for you!

Day out at Shakespeare Regional Park | Source: AucklandNZ

Getting Around

Tāmaki Makaurau is filled with warm and welcoming communities, packed with new places to explore and new friends to cherish.

Day out at Shakespeare Regional Park | Source: AucklandNZ

Getting Around

As you set your sights on emigrating to Auckland, New Zealand, we're thrilled to introduce you to the wonders that await you in this stunning city and beyond. Your journey here is not just about work, it's about embracing a lifestyle rich in experiences and adventures.


When you arrive

Seamless transition 

To ensure your transition is as smooth as possible, we're excited to announce that successful candidates, in accordance with their employment agreement, can enjoy the convenience of airport pickup and a rental car. 

Driving in New Zealand

You're allowed to use your current driver's license in New Zealand for up to 12 months per visit. After that, you'll need to convert to a New Zealand license. Find out more about driving in New Zealand here.


Other ways to travel


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Housing options

You’ll find New Zealand’s largest city vibrant and friendly, with new experiences around every corner.

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Housing options

When you arrive

Relocation support

Health New Zealand | Te Whatu ora – Auckland provides a range of support to relocate for and your whanau to Auckland for your new role. We calculate this support on a case-by-case basis, but this can include things like airfares, accommodation, freight & transfer from Auckland Airport and home find services. 

Temporary accommodation

You may consider booking temporary accommodation until you can find a longer-term rental. 


The rental market in Aotearoa is regulated by the government under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. If you are renting for the first time you will need to sign an agreement with the landlord and pay a bond for up to four weeks rent in advance. The bond is lodged with the governments Tenancy Services. At the end of the tenancy, you will receive your bond back minus any damage's costs or unpaid rent. Aotearoa protects long term tenancies. Rules about changing the terms of the tenancy agreement are here.

Local rental agencies can help you to locate a property. Note that most rentals in Aotearoa are unfurnished however furniture and whiteware can be rented in some parts of the country. 

Rental agencies

Buying or building a house

Dreaming of a place to call your own? We understand that moving to a new country is a major move, and buying or building a house there makes it even more significant. If you're a healthcare professional on NZ's Green List of roles, you have a unique opportunity to expedite your residency process. Normally, only residents and citizens can buy a house. When you can, use this tool to find out if you can purchase a house in New Zealand.


Auckland Botanical Garden | Credit: Ian Kuik, unsplash Auckland harbour cityscape

Take the next step

Decided to move to Aotearoa, New Zealand?

Fill out our five-minute form with your details, and we'll match you to your preferred location based on your experience and preferences.

Photo locations + credit: Auckland Botanical Garden (Ian Kuik), Auckland Harbour

We'd love to help, reach out to us!

Interested in relocating to the Auckland region? Our dedicated team is here to provide guidance and support throughout your journey, so don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.