We are proud of our progressive and people-focussed councils. Waimakariri and Hurunui District Councils are large employers in our region and, with their competitive wages and investment in professional development, have become sought after places to work.


2 North Canterbury is made up of two districts
460 Number of people employed by Waimakariri District
74 Percent of employees that work at WDC live in the district

Rosalie Rapana

Finding the Balance, Administration Assistant in the Utilities and Roading Department

  • Council
  • Professional Services
The Rapana family were unsure about moving to North Canterbury after a lifetime in and around Auckland. But with more affordable house prices, great schools and jobs, and a few other unexpected bonuses, there’s no looking back for this family of five.
Top Employers

The Waimakariri District offers a wide range of recreational and lifestyle opportunities and is a very desirable location, being less than 30 minutes drive from Christchurch. The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the district.

The Council has become an 'employer of choice', where employees can develop in a professional sense and have fun achieving their career goals.

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Working in Local Government is not your normal 9-5, it’s a public service. Hurunui District Council encourage different ideas, supportive environments and continued personal/professional growth - to be the best you can be. If you jump on board, you’ll be joining a fun and dedicated team, who work to keep the wheels of the Hurunui moving forward.

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