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Port Nicholson Fisheries is New Zealand's largest Māori-owned exporter of kōura (lobster/crayfish). We have around fifty permanent and casual employees in six locations across the North Island and the Chatham Islands.

  • Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland)

  • Owenga ki Wharekauri (Chatham Islands – Owenga)

  • Ahuriri (Napier)

  • Tauranga Moana (Tauranga)

  • Kaeo (Totara North)

  • Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington)

Our company roots date back over 50 years. We have a rich history and an exciting future, and we are looking for great people to join us.

Life Here | Te ora i konei

Our people tell us that Port Nicholson Fisheries is a whānau, and they love working here. They feel supported, and value the growth and development opportunities we offer. At Port Nic, you will find hard-working, authentic, caring colleagues at all levels of our organisation. Across our business, our people live, breathe and share the same values.  We work together to achieve outstanding results, sustain the kōura resource and deliver enduring value to Iwi.

We are proud of our inclusive workforce and we value the diversity of culture, thought, and experience that our people bring to Port Nicholson Fisheries.  We are especially proud to challenge the norm for the fishing industry:

  • Over a third of our total workforce are women

  • More than a quarter of our operations (factory-based) workforce are women

  • Women hold more than half of our factory leadership positions

Read more about three of our people and their mahi:

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Campbell Gin

Sales and Marketing Manager, Wellington

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Josephine Tipoki

Export Factory Manager, Wellington

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Steve Miller

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor, Napier

Our Benefits | O tātou painga

Our people are our greatest asset.  We recognize their value with a range of benefits and opportunities for growth and development, including: 

  • Competitive remuneration

  • Flexible working, based on role

  • Life and Total Permanent Disability Insurance*

  • The ability to purchase kōura for personal consumption

  • A supportive approach to leave entitlements 

  • Service recognition

  • Boost Card* (employee discount card)

  • ANZ and Lumino the Dentist corporate discounts

  • Wellness support including free flu vaccinations, wellbeing workshops and resources, health checks, free employee assistance programme

  • Kiwisaver 3% contribution

*Permanent staff only

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