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 and 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 Vision

Ruapehu is the District of choice, where adventure begins and life is enhanced.

Council’s Mission

Building a vibrant community based on efficient leadership and service delivery.

Our Purpose

To see this District prosper; through effective management and delivery of high quality assets and services and the provision of innovative customer and community focused solutions.

Council’s Values

The Values Charter is available here for you to determine whether you have a fit with them and can 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.”
GIS Officer

“We are family it's a community within a community.”
Emergency Management Officer

Other Pages of Interest

Council Management Team

Elected Representatives 


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