Working at Taumarunui Hospital

Six great reasons to join us at Taumarunui


  1. Friendly, supportive team.

  2. Professional variety at work.

  3. Links to a major tertiary hospital for learning and development opportunities.

  4. Rural lifestyle, with top ski fields just down the road.

  5. Work/Life balance – for real!

  6. Great value for money in housing and rentals.

Countryside around Taumarunui

Countryside around Taumarunui

Situated in the heart of the North Island, in a sheltered scenic valley, Taumarunui township has a population of about 5000 residents.

It’s within easy driving distance of Hamilton city, Taupo and Taranaki, and is on the rail service between Auckland and Wellington.

Working and living in Taumarunui(external link) gives you variety, balance and puts you on the doorstep to a wonderful outdoor recreation playground(external link).

Working in a rural hospital does not mean you are isolated. There are strong professional and educational links to Waikato Hospital, a 600-bed secondary/tertiary and teaching hospital about two and a half hours drive north in Hamilton city.

Check in our Vacancies web page for any current Waikato DHB jobs based at Taumarunui.

We work closely with community based, private and contracted health services.

Taumarunui street scene

Taumarunui street scene

Some quotes from our staff:

"We live in this quality country environment, but we’re not isolated."  

"If you want variety, this is a great place to work."

"You build great relationships in and out of work." 

"In a smaller community you have a depth of connection with people."

"You still have challenges for your professional skills, but it’s less stressful pressure all the time." 

"We’ve got a strong team environment."


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