Counties Manukau

In Counties Manukau, it's easy to balance work and play with many options for weekend adventures, shopping, parks and beaches just a stone's throw away. As a melting pot of cultures, you'll have the opportunity to meet folks from all walks of life. 

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About the region

The Auckland region is located in the North Island of New Zealand and benefits from its distinctive geographical position, whereby residents are able to experience the advantages of living in a large city, while being in close proximity to nature. The region includes the 3 districts: Auckland central, Waitematā and Counties Manukau. 


Auckland is a vibrant, bustling and incredibly diverse city, renowned as the largest Polynesian city globally, with more than 180 different ethnic groups. Auckland has regularly been rated as one of the most desirable places to reside globally and has been recognised by Condé Nast as the premier destination to visit in 2023.

Counties Manukau District on the North Island New Zealand map
Auckland Sea Kayaks - Credit: Miles Holden

Health New Zealand - Counties Manukau

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 - Counties Manukau

Health New Zealand - Counties Manukau serves as a major source of employment within the Counties Manukau area, with over 8,000 individuals being employed across the region providing healthcare services to more than half a million people in the district. It is also home to one of the busiest emergency departments in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Photo location: Auckland - Credit: Miles Holden

Middlemore Hospital

Counties Manukau’s main health facility is Middlemore Hospital, located at 100 Hospital Road, Ōtāhuhu, Auckland. 

The Counties Manukau district offers healthcare services to a broad geographical region encompassing South and East Auckland, with a diverse population that includes individuals of European/Pākehā, Māori, Pacific, and Asian descent.

Specialised Services
Counties Manukau proudly offers specialised services such as the National Burns Centre, Orthopaedics and the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit in Ōtara.  

Working at Counties Manukau
As an employer, Counties Manukau provides a range of benefits to employees, which includes work perks, onsite childcare facilities, career development, onsite carpark at subsidised rates, scholarships and health and support services to staff. 

Be a part of world-leading projects, clinical breakthroughs and healthcare innovations!

Counties Manukau health services

Services A to K

Acute Allied Health Team
Adult Mental Health Services
Adult Rehabilitation & Health of Older People (ARHOP)
Adult Rehabilitation Service (Neurological)
Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine
Auckland Regional Burn Service/ National Burn Service
Auckland Regional Plastic Reconstructive and Hand Surgery
Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit
Birthing and Assessment (B & A)
Blood Test Centre
Bone Density Service
Botany Downs Primary Birthing Unit
Botany SuperClinic
Breast Clinic
Chronic Pain Service
Community Based Rehabilitation Team
Community Geriatric Services
Community Health Services
Community Mental Health Services (Adult)
Community Midwifery Service
Community Stroke Rehabilitation
Diabetes in Pregnancy Service
Disability Services
Dual Disability - Regional Mental Health Service
ENT - Otorhinolaryngology (ORL)
Early Psychosis Intervention Team (EPIT)
Emergency Department
Faletoa Services (Pacific Clinical Cultural Liaison Services)
Franklin Memorial Hospital
GP Liaisons
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
General Surgery
Hauora Tahine - Pathways to Transgender Healthcare Services
Hearing and Vision Service
Infection Prevention and Control
Infectious Diseases
Intensive Care Unit & High Dependency Unit
Intensive Community Team (ICT) Internal Medicine
Kidz First Centre for Youth Health Services
Kidz First Child Development Service
Kidz First Children Community Services
Kidz First Home Care Nursing
Kidz First Neonatal Care
Kidz First Outpatient Care - Development, Disability and Behavioural
Kidz First Outpatient Care - General Practice
Kidz First Paediatric Inpatient Services
Koropiko Mental Health Services for Older People

Services L to Z

Laboratory Services
Library Database & Resource Directory
Living smokefree
Lymphoedema Service
Maori Health Provider Services
Manukau SuperClinic
Manukau Surgery Centre
Social Work
Maternal Mental Health Service
Maternity Services
Mana Kidz
Middlemore Hospital
National Burn Service
Needs Assessment & Service Co-ordination (NASC)
Nutrition and Dietetics
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Occupational Therapy
Palliative Care Services
Papakura Primary Birthing Unit
Public Health Nursing
Pukekohe Hospital
Pukekohe Primary Birthing Unit
Services for Older People
Speech Language Therapy
Stroke Service
Tamaki Oranga Mental Health Service
Taunaki and Te Puawaitanga Child, Family and Youth Mental Health
Te Rito Ora
Tiaho Mai (Adult Mental Health Services)
Vascular Surgery
Violence Intervention Programme
Whakatupu Ora (Infant Mental Health)
Wound Care Service
Young Mums Midwifery Service
Youth School Health Services

Relocating to Counties Manukau

Haere mai. Join us in Counties Manukau and experience a fulfilling career while enjoying the vibrant culture, close proximity to nature, and welcoming and richly diverse communities.

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Getting around

Have a picnic at the Botanical Gardens, check out the Ōtara or Clevedon markets, or go for a dip at Maraetai beach in Summer!

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Getting around

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When you arrive

Sustainable travel to work initiative

Health New Zealand - Counties Manukau and Auckland Transport are partnering together to ensure that all new employees get given a free "Give it a Go" AT HOP card to use for 2 weeks when you commence employment, the "Give it a Go" card will be supplied by Auckland Transport. 

Starting a new role is a great time to change your travel habits, perhaps a chance to add in some daily exercise and do something good and sustainable for the environment too.

Are you a keen cyclist?

If you are a cyclist and are used to cycling to work, then great continue to do this - it’s the best option. Your manager will be able to inform you about lockers, showers and cycle storage.

If you run or walk to work
Great, keep that up. The benefits of doing this are multi-faceted but one of the main ones is that it provides an avenue for daily exercise which is great for physical and mental health. The next best option is to make use of public transport, a frequent bus service is available as well. The other numerous work sites within the Counties Manukau district are also serviced by bus and or train routes and you can plan a journey using the journey planner with Auckland Transport. The "Give it a Go" AT HOP card can be collected along with your staff ID card from the security office when you start!

Other ways to travel



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Housing options

Find a place that feels just right for you. Counties Manukau has a range of accommodation options, from apartments to homes in the suburbs.

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Housing options

When you arrive

Short term accommodation

Great news, to make your transition as smooth as possible, Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora will provide you with financial support to relocate based on your bond agreement. Be sure to check this option with your hiring manager. You may wish to arrange temporary accommodation yourself until you can find a longer-term rental. 

Other temporary accommodation options



Renting is a great way to explore and get to know the area. Searching online is a good place to start! Check out local rental agencies to find a place. Note that most rentals in Aotearoa are unfurnished however furniture and whiteware can be rented in some parts of the country.

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Buying or building a house

We know that moving to a new country is a major move, and buying or building a house there makes it even more significant. For healthcare professionals on New Zealand's Green List of roles, there's a unique opportunity to expedite the residency process. Normally, only residents and citizens can buy a house in New Zealand. 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 Cornwall park landscape - Credit: Ocean Mead

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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 location, from left: Auckland - Credit: Ian Kuik; Auckland - Credit: Ocean Mead

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

Interested in relocating to Counties Manukau? 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.