Discover New Zealand

Our place is your place...

We are a diverse country, from north to south east to west, you're never far from the coast! Whether you're looking for spectacular scenery or the low key urban vibe, there is plenty of space to find your happy place

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New Zealand is a diverse country, albeit small in size! Use the slider to get a snapshot view of our locations, read more and find the place for you

Aotearoa, New Zealand, is the land of opportunity to discover work life balance and what it really means to live, work and play...
Northland

Beautiful, unique, isolated and warm... yes, yes, yes and yes!

Beautiful landscapes with rich history

Whangarei largest town with 55,000 people

Rolling hills, farmland forests & coastal settlements

Smaller hospitals and clinics

Warmer year round being north

Higher % of Maori than NZ average

Domestic airport

Auckland

Auckland is our largest city and urban area built on undulating land around harbours

Large cosmopolitan city 1.6 million

Mostly flat to undulating

Situated around harbours, and between coasts

Several large public and private hospitals

Warm humid climate

Large university and medical school

Diverse cultures

International airport

Bay of Plenty

Discover the beauty of the Bay of Plenty, right here on your doorstep

Lifestyle, outdoors and more coastal

Largest city Tauranga 160,000 people

Rural backdrop to coastal locations

Three hospitals (one a regional base)

Milder climate compared to lots of NZ

Domestic airports

Waikato

The mighty Waikato known for relaxed life close to Auckland, the coasts and the mountains

2hrs from Auckland, closer to mountains

Hamilton largest 180,000 people

Rolling lush rural landscape

Large hospital and small clinics

Large Maori population

University in Hamilton

Domestic airport

Mid Central

A large region with small towns and farming communities

Rural, farming country in the middle

Palmerston North 80,000 people

Not far from Wellington and the Hawkes Bay

Large university in Palmerston North

Smaller hospitals

Taranaki

Taranaki is a rural region, known for its iconic maunga (mountain), that's visible from every angle

On the East Coast of North Island

New Plymouth 30,000 people

Known for its surf and rugged coast

Smaller regional hospitals and clinics

Domestic airports

Hawke’s Bay

Experience the lifestyle Hawkes Bay has to offer

Fertile, rural, relaxed living around small towns

Napier largest town 30,000 people

Live rural with easy access to coast

Smaller regional hospitals and clinics

Mild climate

Mixed diverse cultures

Domestic airports

Wellington

Wellington has so much to offer, and options galore to live, work and play

Our capital city right in the middle of NZ

Wellington area approx 400,000 people

Around harbour & port at bottom of North Island

Two large hospitals & other private clinics

Large university / training institutions

Diverse mix of international cultures

International airport

Very good metro system to get around

Nelson Marlborough

With warm sunny climate, and being close to the coasts, the region is popular with those that enjoy the outdoors

Popular region to live, bring up family and retire

Nelson city 60,000, Blenheim 30,000

Rural and coastal mix of locations

Smaller hospitals

Known for its sunshine hours

Domestic smaller airports

Easy to get around in all towns

West Coast

If you're looking for isolation, sheer rugged beautiful scenery and small communities, Here it is!

Unspoilt beauty, & remote, how the locals like it!

20,000 people across 3 main towns

Close to the coast, with the alps just behind.

Small hospitals and clinics

Rains a lot, but gets the sun too

Small domestic airports

Canterbury

A wide range of options for living in the South, in and around Christchurch

Best of coastal, plains and mountains

Christchurch city 400,000 people

Flat, backed by port hills and plains to West

Easy access to Skifields and beaches

Large hospital / other private clinics & hospitals

Large university and medical school

International airport

Otago

Discover the slower pace of life in the South, where it's smaller and easier to get around

Relaxed living the further south you go

Dunedin largest city 110,000 people

Large hospital and medical school

Colder region of New Zealand

Large university and med school

Diversity of culture less than North Island

Domestic airport

Southland

Are you really looking for the slower pace of life, with adventure on the doorstep

Yes its colder, but what opportunities exist!

Invercargill 50,000 people

Fishing, tramping, skiing all a short drive away

Smaller regional hospital

Domestic airport

Some answers to questions often asked

We hope these FAQs answer some of your questions. If you have any others, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Yes, most of our clients are based overseas, however we do work with candidates looking for opportunities from within New Zealand

Please search for us on Instagram, Facebook and our Tonix Website and read the wonderful testimonials from our incredible candidates we have had the privilege to support with their journey to live and work in New Zealand.

Hoping you will be next to come to New Zealand to live, work and play!

www.trademe.co.nz is the most commonly used website to use however you have to be in New Zealand to open an account with them.  You can access it to start researching while overseas.

Once you have a signed job offer we will email you information on how to set up a NZ bank account and registered for a NZ IRD (tax) number.

Your references will be contacted once we are ready to present your CV to the hospitals. We will need to contact two senior members of your current team who you have reported to in the last two years.  We will initially contact your referees via an email but only once we have your written or verbal consent.

Word format is best.  Tonix is happy to review your CV and we can send you a template to assist you in updating your CV if needed.

Your CV should be no less than two pages and no more than four

This is dependent on many variables, i.e., your family situation, visa type and where you are locating to.  Email us at enquiries@tonix.co.nz for more information, specific to your situation.

You are eligible to receive four weeks paid annual leave per year, as per standard employment law, however some professions may receive more. NZ also has 12 national public holidays, plus one day of leave to celebrate regionally per year.

Your employer will assist you in arranging this as part of your employment agreement.

The majority of our candidates work in the larger North Island cities.  This is dictated to by NZ Immigration law where our off shore candidates are only able to fill positions that cannot be filled by NZ citizens.  The majority of our population lives in the upper part of the North Island however we take into account your professional experience, budget, family, friends living in NZ along with your lifestyle preferences.

 

Interviews are arranged at a time that best suits you and the employer through a variety of methods including WhatsApp, Teams, Zoom and FaceTime.
Due to international time zones, and NZ business hours, your interview is likely to take place either early morning or later in the evening.

We are sorry but we are unable to support your recruitment into a hospital you have contacted directly in the past six months.
We prefer to work exclusively with you.  We will always keep you informed of where your cv is and what positions we have presented you to.

We will work hard to ensure we find you the best possible job and salary in a location that suits you.

Your partner will be required to apply for a visa, based on your visa, and certain conditions will apply. If your partner is a health professional, we can also assist with finding them employment.

Tonix is not licenced to give immigration advice, but we are happy to refer you to our licensed contacts, based in New Zealand, the UK and Singapore who will be able to support you through the process, as required.

The majority of our candidates do not require the added support of an Immigration Advisor.
The approximate cost of a basic visa and professional registration varies.

Email us at enquiries@tonix.co.nz and we will provide you with more information.

 

To get your qualifications assessed email us on enquiries@tonix.co.nz and we will be able to offer you advice.

Your qualifications, past experience and the role that we secure a job offer for, will determine your fortnightly paid salary in New Zealand.
For a specific estimate, email us at enquiries@tonix.co.nz and we will provide you with more information and support.

We are able to negotiate generous relocation assistance with the hospitals.
The agreed relocation amount will be reimbursed to you on commencement of your employment.

Yes. We can support your recruitment into either.
All critical care is managed through our Public Health System.
Our Private Hospitals provide elective surgeries, mostly Monday to Friday.
Shifts for both Public and Private hospitals vary from 8 – 10 hour days and a few are able to offer 12 hour shifts.

Yes.  Tonix travels to the U.K., Ireland and Singapore annually to meet with our candidates.
We have a Tonix Office based in London for 2023/2024.

Contact us at enquiries@tonix.co.nz to register your interest and we can make a time to meet

Yes.  Email us at enquiries@tonix.co.nz to arrange a time to talk.

It can take anything from 6 – 12 months depending on your personal circumstances and how prepared you are.  The sooner you start your NZ professional registration process the better, as this is your first priority.

Yes in most main centres there is public transport networks of trains, buses and ferries.
You will notice that with a smaller population they are not as frequent, and so you do need to plan your days a bit more!

 

If you are working in the community then it is expected that you can have this to be able to do your job.

You can find out more about your current licence and how you can access a NZ licence here

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Looking for the urban vibe, cosmo city living and diverse mix of life?

Auckland and Wellington are your go to places. Our biggest urban areas encompassing several city areas, and where you will find the largest mix of culture, and the most significant health care facilities

 

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Looking for the quieter, more relaxed mode of living

Nelson/Marlborough and Taranaki are two worth considering. Nelson and Blenheim in the South offer smaller town feel, one near the sounds, and the other beaches. Lots of variety guaranteed on your doorstep!

In North Island, New Plymouth and Taranaki, are similarly offering a slower pace, but with surfing, tramping and access to our central North Island as well

Some of what our clients have said...

Having been here and done that, they share some of what it is like

With all your help and kindness we are living a dream

Pedro and Sheila

“Thank you so much Kate for suggesting Tauranga!! It's so beautiful and above our expectations 🥰🥰

We’re lucky to call NZ home!

Grace and Friends

Grace, Jennifer, Holly, Rachel and Angela all enjoy the open spaces of NZ thanks to support from the Tonix team.

I am very grateful and thankful beyond words!

Michelle

One of the qualities Tonix has that really amazed me is they ensured all my needs were catered to and Kate continually checked in on me.
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Keen to work out the best place for you?

Talk to us now, we are happy to guide you in the right direction, explain the benefits of being in Auckland compared to Dunedin, or Napier compared to the West Coast… after all there is room for everyone!