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Living and working in the Bay of Plenty

Living and working in the Bay of Plenty

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Moving to the Bay of Plenty

Our organisation is spread across a vast geographical area and is centred around our two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.

Situated on 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 holidaymakers, retirees and people looking for a lifestyle outside the main cities.

The people of the Bay of Plenty love sports and the outdoors. They make the most of the many recreational facilities 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.

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

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Living in the Bay of Plenty

If you need to arrange a work visa or work permit, or you're thinking of immigrating, please visit for more information.

Professional registration

In New Zealand, all health professionals are required under the Health Practitioners Competence Act (HPCCA) to be registered with their professional board before they can begin to work. This ensures professional competence and protects the health and safety of our people by providing a way that all practitioners are fit to practice their professions.

This registration can take up to four weeks to process, so it's best to start early. Note that you can only apply for a visa after your registration is confirmed.

More information on registration: