Working for NPDC

At New Plymouth District Council we know that having a fantastic culture is vital to serving our community and to creating our vision to Build a Lifestyle Capital.  Everything we do is guided by our four values. With this in mind, we look to employ those who truly demonstrate our values: 

Mana Tangata - respecting each other - We know how important it is to respect and trust our colleagues. We are honest with each other and always aim to act with integrity.

Oranga Tangata - achieving wellness – We connect with our colleagues and look out for each other. Work life balance is encouraged, as we care about the wellness of our work family. 

Kotahitanga - working together - Team work is essential at NPDC. Working as one team lets us overcome challenges together, resulting in the delivery of outstanding results for our community. 

Hāpaitanga - making a difference - We are here to make a difference in our community.  We constantly strive for excellence, we are accountable for our actions and are proud to serve this amazing place. 

Everything we do, we do for the benefit of the district. From looking after our natural environment to providing services and facilities for our residents and visitors, and helping build our economy, NPDC is here for the New Plymouth District. 

Living in New Plymouth

Located on the rugged west coast of the North Island, New Plymouth District is the ideal spot to build your perfect lifestyle.

Our district is home to the internationally acclaimed Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, world class surf beaches, stunning Pukekura Park, a multitude of walkways and, set within a beautiful national park, our spectacular Maunga.

We have a thriving arts, culture and music scene that attracts visitors from all around the world.  New Plymouth hosts an array of international events including WOMAD, garden festivals, sporting events, concerts at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, and the renowned TSB Festival of Lights. 

Creating an enviable lifestyle is easy here. New Plymouth has a vast range of career opportunities, and recreational activities that are second to none. 

International Applicants

We're an accredited employer with the New Zealand Immigration, which means that we can assist you in obtaining work visas and permits.

ACC Partnership Programme

As a member of ACC Partnership Programme, we agree to act on behalf of ACC for our employees’ work–related injuries.

Each year ACC  review the health and safety standards of the programme’s members, and in 2012 we were awarded our ninth year of tertiary accreditation, owing to our high level of prevention and management of employee injuries.

Equal Employment

Find out more about what it means to be part of the  EEO Employers Group.