This section contains information about working at LINZ.

The people working at LINZ come from many different backgrounds and bring diverse skills and perspectives, reflecting the broad scope of LINZ's responsibilities.

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We offer career opportunities in a variety of technical, professional and support roles across specialist areas including Crown property, valuation, the Overseas Investment Office, topography and survey and titles.

LINZ staff work together to bring innovative solutions to the everyday challenges we encounter in our work to regulate, manage and provide land information. Our work extends right across New Zealand, from centrally located city offices.

Development opportunities

We offer a friendly and supportive work environment, with an extensive induction programme to ensure you have the knowledge and support you need in your first week and following months.

A customised coaching programme, The First 90 Days in Government, forms part of induction for new managers. It gives managers a real opportunity to learn about LINZ, their new role and what is expected of them.

LINZ is committed to upskilling and developing the capabilities of its staff. We offer excellent development opportunities and options for further learning. These include on-the-job training, coaching and external learning experiences. Our membership of national and international organisations gives staff access to recent research.

Looking after our staff

We also have a strong commitment to promoting work-life balance, while providing a healthy and safe working environment.

Free flu vaccinations are offered to all staff at the start of winter, and we provide corporate membership to the Southern Cross HealthCare scheme. Benefits of joining the scheme include a waiver of the usual 90-day no-claim period and discounted premiums.

Support is also available through an Employee Assistance programme, which can help staff members in coping with a variety of issues in their working and personal lives.

Social events

Outside working hours, we have an active social club which hosts barbecues, movie nights and sporting events such as golf tournaments, touch rugby and netball games throughout the year. These are a fun way to network and meet colleagues from across the organisation.

Rich heritage

LINZ was established as a government department in 1996 to provide New Zealand's authoritative land and seabed information, but our whakapapa/heritage goes back more than 160 years.

Much of the work LINZ is responsible for now was formerly carried out by the Department of Lands and Survey, which was set up in 1857. As the "one stop shop" for government information about land, LINZ maintains a close connection with a range of government agencies.

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