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Live & Work in Cromwell

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Farming and horticulture provide a strong local backbone to the increasingly important viticulture and tourism-related industries. Due to its handy central location, Cromwell is often referred to as the service, retail and gateway hub to Central Otago and Southern Lakes regions. This brings a range of business and employment opportunities. And with the growing community, the building industry is booming. ​

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As the tourism industry becomes a more active player in the local economy, so does seasonal work. Over summer Cromwell becomes a particularly popular destination for travellers seeking short-term work in orchards, vineyards and tourism businesses.

Many people also choose to live in Cromwell and commute to the nearby towns of Alexandra, Queenstown and Wanaka for work.

If you are looking for work in Cromwell, you should keep an eye on advertisements for vacancies in local bulletins and newspapers such as;

Cromwell Bulletin

Upper Clutha Messenger

The News

The Central App

There is also the Cromwell Jobs members page on Facebook. You will need to be approved as a member before you can see job advertisements

And the local recruitment agency, Blaikie Consulting, based in the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. It may be worthwhile making an appointment to go in with your CV and find out if there are any suitable vacancies that they may be recruiting for.

Also keep an eye on popular job listing sites such as TradeMe Jobs and SEEK.

Find a place to live

Whether you're looking to rent or buy, there are a number of local real estate agencies that would be happy to help you find the perfect home for your circumstances.

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For renting, keep an eye on the 'to let' sections of the local bulletins and newspapers. You will also find rental property listings on popular real estate websites such as Trade Me Property and

Local real-estate agents:

Harcourts Cromwell

Bayleys Real Estate

PGG Wrightson Real Estate

Edinburgh Realty

Ray White Real Estate

First National Cromwell

LJ Hooker Real Estate

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