Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley

Wellington, the lively capital city of Aotearoa New Zealand, is renowned for its charming cafés, restaurants, and internationally acclaimed sporting and cultural events, all set against a stunning backdrop of a harbour.

Photo location + credit: Wellington City Harbour - Johnny Hendrikus

Scenic landscape Mt Victoria Panorama day shot sunshine | Credit: Johnny Hendrikus
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About the Region

Located in the lower North Island of New Zealand, the district is bordered by the Tararua Ranges to the east, and the Cook Strait to the south opening to the Tasman Sea to the West. Porirua, Kapiti and Hutt Valley are areas north of Wellington.

The arts scene in Wellington is truly something to celebrate. It is renowned as a cultural hotspot, buzzing with theatres, galleries and museums, including the national museum Te Papa Tongarewa. It is also famously associated with the film industry due to its connections to the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. 

Capital Coast Hutt Valley
Carter Fountain at sunset Oriental Bay Wellington

Health New Zealand - Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley

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 - Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District

The Capital, Coast, and Hutt Valley district is situated in the heart of Wellington. With approximately 7,000 full-time equivalent employees, it is one of the largest employers in the region. Wellington Regional Hospital, Hutt Valley Hospital, and Kenepuru Hospital, provide healthcare services to around 445,000 individuals. Additionally, the Kāpiti Health Centre is located in Paraparaumu.

Photo location + credit: Carter Fountain - Oriental Bay, Wellington (WellingtonNZ)

Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley health services

A to G

Alcohol & Other Drugs Collaborative
Allied Health
Anaesthesia and pain management
Bowel Screening
Breast services
Cancer services
Cancer support
Capital Support
Central Region Metabolic and Bariatric Service
Child Development Service
Children's community health and dental services
Community Health Services
Concussion Service
Dental and Oral Health Service
Ear Nose and Throat
Emergency Department
General Surgery
Genetic Health Service

H to Z

Infection Services
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Māori health
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Maternity and Obstetrics
Mental health services
Neonatal intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Neurology and stroke service
Older Adult Service
Ophthalmology Service
Orthopaedic Service
Pacific health
Palliative care
Preparing for your surgery
Regional pain management service
Renal Service
Residential care
Respiratory Service
Support services provided in the community
Supporting family carers
Termination of Pregnancy & Counselling Service
Vascular Surgery
Wellington Regional Children's Hospital

Relocating to Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley

Welcome to the Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley, where your Kiwi adventure begins! Your journey to emigrating to a new country is a remarkable chapter in your life and we're here to ensure it's filled with warm welcomes and exciting discoveries.

Family at Aratoi

Getting around

There's so much to see and do in the capital - relish the vibrant cafe and arts culture and the surrounding nature.

Family at Aratoi

Getting around

When you arrive

Airport pick up and car rental

To make your transition as smooth as possible, we're delighted to offer the option of airport pickup and a rental car upon your arrival in accordance with your employment agreement. This means you can hit the road and start exploring this beautiful region right away. 


Other ways to travel
  • The Wellington Region has an excellent public transport service, the most used in New Zealand, with a network of trains, buses and ferries. The four train lines connect the main centres to Wellington, through our inner suburbs, out to the Kapiti Coast and through the Hutt Valley. All our suburbs have bus services, with an increasing proportion of electric buses. You can find out about routes, ticket prices and timetables online at MetLink. Most travel can be paid for using a single ticket card called Snapper. 
  • Taxis, shuttles and ride sharing services Uber, Ola and Zoomy also operate in the main centres and of course rental vehicles are also available.
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Housing options

A vibrant and diverse region, encompassing New Zealand's capital city, the stunning coastal areas, and the picturesque Hutt Valley.

young couple lying on picnic blanket overlooking wellington city at mt victoria lookout 2

Housing options

When you arrive

Relocation support

Our commitment to your wellbeing extends beyond your job placement. Depending on your employment agreement, you may be eligible for a relocation support package, designed to make your transition to the Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District as smooth as possible.

Short term accommodation

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

Other short term accommodation options



The housing options in this region are as diverse as the landscapes themselves. Check out local rental agencies to help you to locate a property. Searching online is also a good place to start. 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

We understand that moving to a new country is a major step, 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 speed up your residency process. Normally, only residents and citizens can buy a home to live in in New Zealand. When you can, use this tool to find out if you can purchase a house in New Zealand.


Oriental bay | Credit: Jack Yan, unsplash people walking past the bucket fountain in cuba mall

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 credit from left to right: Cuba mall; Oriental Bay - Jack Yan

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

Interested in relocating to the Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley 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.