Living and Working in the Bay


Living here

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirement and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

The people of the Bay of Plenty love sports and the outdoors and make the most of the recreational facilities that abound on their doorstep such as boating, surfing, fishing, diving, mountain biking and tramping, as well as the traditional team sports of rugby, netball and cricket.

And don't forget about the vibrant food and entertainment focus with cafes, live music pubs, cinemas and live theatres.

Working here

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has an innovative culture where staff share the principles of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsiveness and Excellence in their daily work. We are an organisation that is spread across a vast geographical area, and centred around our two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.

  • Read our Good Employer Annual Report Review, a review of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board undertaken by the Human Rights Commision. Click here to view.
  • Back in the Bay, a local website, provides information to expatriate Kiwis about career and lifestyle opportunities in the Bay of Plenty. Visit-
  • Priority One is the western Bay of Plenty's economic development organisation. Visit-
  • Bay of Plenty Infonet - packed with links to a variety of businesses, tourist information and useful services. Visit-

Click here to view our Current Vacancies page.

Other useful links


Click onto the following sites for more information about vacancies within the health industry:-

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Last updated: December 7, 2017