Stories from New Zealand
From all corners of the globe, they have come and loved New Zealand
We’re lucky to call NZ home!
Grace and FriendsGrace, 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!
MichelleOne 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.
“Everybody should know how amazing and supportive you are at Tonix!”
BredaHard to believe I’m 9 weeks in Auckland and loving every minute of it so far. I’ve joined the football clubs and have made loads of friends which is great.
“It was their genuine interest in my success and well-being…”
GraceI am writing this testimony to express my utmost gratitude and appreciation for the exceptional service provided by Tonix NZ. It was such a pleasure to work with Kate A, with her outstanding dedication and professionalism, in helping me relocate from Singapore to New Zealand.
“Kate was nothing short of amazing…”
DaniI was introduced to Tonix Health Recruitment at the early stages of my emigration to NZ. Throughout the journey, Kate A, who was my agent, was nothing short of amazing. She was there every step of the way guiding me through the processes, which were tedious at times.
Jim and Clare returning to Live!
Jim and ClaireWay back in 2007, Tonix placed Jim and Claire, healthcare workers from the UK, into employment in Wellington. Jim worked as an ODP at Wellington Hospital and Claire nursed at Wakefield Hospital. They returned to the UK, but are now looking to return...
“Living the Kiwi Dream in Aotearoa!”
Two amazing nursesWe got another amazing Tonix testimonial from two Obstetric Nurses placed at Invercargill Hospital in June of this year. It makes us so happy to see feedback like this!
From Birmingham to Hamilton!
Cecile, Francis and ChiaraTonix met with Cecile in London on a couple of occasions over the past five years, as we planned and supported her recruitment to New Zealand with her husband Francis and their daughter Chiara.
Cecile and Francis are both senior theatre practitioners who have worked in the operating theatres at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital based in Birmingham.
Discover more of our country
Scroll through and get a glimpse of where you could live while you work and enjoy our amazing motu (country)New Zealand, Aotearoa, is the land of opportunity to discover work life balance and what it really means to live, work and play...
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
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
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
Very good metro system to get around
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
Known for its sunshine hours
Domestic smaller airports
Easy to get around in all towns
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
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
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
Frequently asked questions
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with more information.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and we can make a time to meet
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
Keen to make a start and see what’s possible?
Talk to us now, we are happy to guide you in the right direction.