Reconnect with your why in Wairoa.

Nau mai haere mai ki te Wairoa.

Registered Nurse? Your 'why' awaits you

You chose nursing for a reason. Some of you might even say that nursing chose you. Yes, it's a career…but you know it's more than that. It's a calling. No matter how much study or training, no matter how many weeks, months or years on the wards - for you, caring just comes naturally. That intrinsic drive to help and to be a part of better health outcomes is no doubt a huge part of your nursing 'why'. A reason you got into it in the first place. And it's a big part of what we hope will get you to Wairoa, in Hawke's Bay.

Rediscover that true passion for nursing, as you discover amazing career growth possibilities and life-changing personal opportunities in our very special slice of Aotearoa.

Life in Wairoa

Nestled on the East Coast between Gisborne and Napier, Wairoa sits in a breathtaking part of Hawke's Bay. Life here is laid back - our community is small, but big-hearted, warm and welcoming. Our sense of community and belonging is strong…it's something you'll feel a connection with the moment you arrive here. We are proud of our little place in the world, and we embrace the heritage and cultural identity of our large Māori population.

For nature and outdoor lifestyle lovers, Wairoa is an amazing home base. Whether it's hiking through lush forests, or exploring renowned surf beaches, Wairoa and surrounding areas offer it all. And let's not forget the options within wider Hawke's Bay - all within easy reach. Acclaimed wineries, world-class restaurants and dining experiences, thriving arts and cultural scenes…you'll never be short of something new to do.

The Opportunity

Perhaps you're interested in a short-term experience with us - a moment in time that will be monumental in terms of life-changing moments for your professional and personal life. Or maybe you're thinking longer term and bigger picture - a permanent move to put down roots and really reconnect with your why. Either way, we want you as one of the Wairoa nursing team.

The clinical breadth you'll experience here is, we think, second to none. Expect everything from from minor injuries to rural emergency care as part of our 24/7 service. Is it sometimes challenging? Yes. Is it always rewarding? Absolutely.

You'll grow so much as a Nurse and as a person, so we invite you to join our healthcare whānau.

Why choose Wairoa

We believe the career and lifestyle combination on offer in Wairoa is unique. It'll be the making of your nursing career, not to mention many amazing memories. But there's more on offer to help get you here, and make the move to join us even more attractive.

  • Accommodation is available at no cost, for a room in our Nursing Hostel. This is available to nurses joining us on fixed-term contracts, and for a period of up to six months for permanent staff.
  • We will cover the cost of your initial transport to Wairoa from anywhere inside New Zealand. For those joining us on a fixed-term contract, transport cost will be covered to and from your home in New Zealand.
  • Access to the Rural Nursing Professional Development Fund, to assist in out of town conference or training and / or post graduate study.
  • Relocation packages are available for those joining us on permanent contracts.

Ready to join us?

Talk to us now

Changing jobs, cities/towns and all that comes with a move like this is a big decision. We totally understand that, but the rewards of joining our team and community are just as big. Talk to us today about reconnecting with your why in Wairoa. Our nursing team are ready and happy to chat and answer any questions you may have.