Living in Te Taitokerau

Choosing a career with us means you’ll also enjoy the incredible lifestyle that goes along with living in Te Taitokerau (Northland).

E noho ana i Te Taitokerau

When you move to Northland, you’ll make your home in a region offering more than you might expect. Northlanders love it here and you will, too.

Known for our spectacular yet diverse coastlines, marine reserves and kauri forests and two oceans that collide, subtropical Northland is unforgettable.

If you’re into the outdoors, this is the place for you. Enjoy balmy days at the beach, world-class fishing and diving, and incredible coastal boating year-round. Explore our many beautiful bush walks throughout the rohe, or jump on a bike and explore our cycleways and mountain bike parks.

Adventure, arts, beaches, culture, heritage, events, landmarks, nature, wildlife, wineries, water and more – there’s heaps to see and do in Te Taitokerau. Check out more of what Northland has to offer:


They call us the ‘Winterless North’ for a reason. Here spring starts a little earlier and summer lasts longer with warm temperatures ranging from 22° to 30°. Our winters are mild, with our coldest months averaging 16° so outdoor activities can be done almost all year around.


Te Taitokerau (Northland) is the northern-most region of New Zealand. With around 3200km of coastline in the region, you are never far from the sea.

Northland Regional Council’s main office is in Whangārei, with smaller offices located in Dargaville, Waipapa and Kaitaia and an operational base in Ōpua.

Whangārei is just two hours’ drive from Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city.