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"Tēnā koe! Explore all the jobs that people do at a kapa haka festival with our online game Kimi Mahi."

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Featured career

Emergency Management Officer

Emergency management officers provide communities with a co-ordinated response plan for emergencies such as floods and earthquakes. They also help communities recover from such events.

Find out more about becoming an emergency management officer

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Featured real-life story

Mike Williams, Oceanographer

"I spend three to four weeks a year in Antarctica. The work is easy to do once you've done it a few times - the challenge is the environment."

Read more about Mike's job as an oceanographer

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Work-life balance

How's your work life balance? Take our quiz and asses your situation.

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Job hunting tip of the week

It can be difficult to remain positive if you have been job hunting for a long time.

You can keep your spirits up in a range of ways. For example, take time to do those things that make you happy and relaxed, like exercise, seeing friends, and enjoying hobbies.

Volunteer at an event

Interested in volunteering at an event? You can gain valuable skills and experience, as well as making useful contacts.

Register with VolunteerNet for a chance to volunteer at a range events, including fundraising days and sports events.

Career Services a finalist at Plain English Awards

Career Services was announced as a finalist in the best public sector/non-government organisation plain English website category at the WriteMark Plain English Awards.

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Find out what we're up to, keep in touch, and give us feedback: follow us on Twitter: @careersnz