Plan your seasonal work adventure in the Top of the South

The seven districts from Haast on the West Coast, through Nelson/Tasman to Marlborough and Kaikoura in the East, span diverse and iconic landscapes, communities and enterprises. The industries that flourish here harness what nature provides to generate economic prosperity, innovation and world class produce.

Te Tauihu has long been treasured by Mana Whenua for its richness in environmental diversity and resources, truly a whenua haumako – fertile land.

Featured Industry


Aquaculture is the farming of fish and shellfish.  The Top of the South is renowned for farmed salmon, and green lipped mussels, together comprising around 65% of New Zealand’s total production.

Plan Your Next Steps

Come and see what our region has to offer and plan your employment and training path across different locations or industries – the opportunities are endless!

The Lifestyle

Rugged coasts, golden beaches, bush-clad mountains, national parks, arts, crafts and world-class produce are all part of the lifestyle in this unique part of Aotearoa, with industries offering an array of long and short-term employment opportunities.

Our Supporters

  • NRDA
  • Ministry Of Social Development
  • Development West Coast
  • Marlborough Regional Skills Leadership Group
  • Nelson Tasman Regional Skills Leadership Group
  • Te Tai o Poutini West Coast
  • Marlborough Chamber of Commerce
  • Nelson Chamber of Commerce
  • Destination Marlborough