Staff Benefits

At the Whakatāne District Council, we are committed to excellence in all areas – not just by providing great services to the community, but also by being an excellent employer.

We believe in providing our staff with a happy and harmonious work environment that helps them achieve their professional goals.

We provide ongoing professional development for our staff. We know you want to continue to learn and grow, and we want to help you.

We have a fun bunch of people here who know that life is not all about work! Our social club organises regular events.

We are very protective of the culture we have developed here at Council, so you know that when you join our team, you’ll be working with like-minded people.

Whakatāne residents enjoy some of the best climate in New Zealand, which maximises our opportunities to enjoy our great natural environment. Lakes, rivers, beaches and sheltered harbours make our district a water sports paradise, and our abundant sunshine has earned us the title of The Sunshine Capital of New Zealand in previous years.