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Agency Jobs for Nature work programmes
Jobs for Nature is administered by five Government agencies. Find out about their Jobs for Nature programme of work.
Last updated: 17 August 2022
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Department for Conservation

The Department of Conservation (DOC) is investing $489 million over the next four years to create nature-based job opportunities for approximately 6,000 people.

About the programme of work:

DOC's programme of work will create jobs on private land and the conservation estate for:

  • predator control
  • restoring wetlands
  • regenerative planting
  • improving tracks, huts and other recreational assets.

More about DOC's programme of work

Send your enquiry to jobsfornature@doc.govt.nz


Ministry for the Environment

Ministry for the Environment is leading the delivery of $477 million to create jobs in regional environmental projects that are improving New Zealand’s freshwater.

About the programme of work:

  • improve freshwater and ecology through
    • sediment control
    • planting
    • wetland regeneration
    • fencing
    • fish passage restoration
    • training and skills development

The Ministry’s Jobs for Nature funding has been divided across these funds:


Ministry for Primary Industries

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is administering Jobs for Nature funding that is supporting large scale planting and plant and pest management.

Find out more about the work programme:


Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Through Kānoa, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is leading the delivery of $41 million for fencing, water reticulation and riparian planting. Find out more here.


Land Information New Zealand

Land Information New Zealand’s (LINZ) biosecurity programme was allocated $40m over four years from the Jobs for Nature programme. LINZ Jobs for Nature funding is not available for contestable allocation. Find out more here.