Live, Work, Play in Ruapehu
Ruapehu offers an enviable lifestyle based in one of the most beautiful locations in New Zealand, with access to the Tongariro World Heritage Park and the Whanganui National Park, as well as superior skiing, trekking, kayaking, hunting and fishing at your doorstep.
The Ruapehu district is a great place to live, work and play with affordable real estate, good schools and easy access to major cities.
If you are interested in living and working in the North Island's premier outdoor recreation playground we would like to hear from applicants who feel they can provide a fresh approach to the development of our unique district.
Local Government Careers
If you are looking for a well-paid career, that offers plenty of diversity and opportunity, while making a real difference to local communities - take a closer look at local government.
Equal Employment Opportunities Policy
The Ruapehu District Council is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in the recruitment, professional development, employment, training and promotion of its employees. The organisation will provide a welcoming positive environment and will implement a purposeful programme of action to ensure its activities and services are carried out with an awareness of, and an intent to eliminate discrimination on the basis of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, gender, religious or political beliefs, marital status, employment status, family responsibilities, sexual preference, disability or age.
Council's focus is to:
Drive and support the development of safe, prosperous rural communities that are able to thrive and capitalise on our agriculture, business and tourism sectors while sustaining our beautiful environment.
Our mission is to promote an environment which is sustainable, enhances the quality of life, and meets the needs of our present and future citizens and visitors to the Ruapehu District.
- Creating and retaining jobs.
- Growing incomes and opportunities.
- Increasing the ratepayer base.
- Providing sustainable infrastructure.
- Providing value for money in all we do.
- Ensure the people who benefit from Council spending contribute their fair share of the costs.
- Working with government and others to gain funding for key projects so as to reduce the financial burden on Ruapehu ratepayers.
- Strong leadership and advocacy.
- Safe, healthy communities.
- Thriving economy.
- Vibrant and diverse living.
- Thriving natural environment.
Council's Values Charter is available here for you to determine whether you could see yourself in an organisation that aspires to these ideals.
Hear about us from some of our staff
Working at RDC is great, you get to work with an awesome team that's almost like an extended family in the Ruapehu District. No traffic, you can actually afford a house; the river, the bush and the mountains are all a stone's throw away. You actually have your work life balance at a point where you can enjoy them.
Waste Minimisation Officer
A quiet place to start a new life, working with people positive about the future and the drive to achieve great results for their community.
We are family it's a community within a community.
Emergency Management Officer