Investing in our people, for the future.

Interested in a career at Whakatōhea Mussels?

He aha te mea nui o te ao
What is the most important thing in the world?

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people. 


Here you can find out more about who we are, what we offer, and current career opportunities we have available. 


Our Vision

"We are one, hand in hand."

Our people are at the heart of who we are and what we do. We exist to create meaningful jobs for local people to cultivate a prosperous community through the power of New Zealand Greenshell Mussels. 

Our Purpose

Whakatōhea Mussels is committed to fostering an inclusive culture where our people feel welcome and empowered to contribute through sharing of ideas, skills, experience, culture, and knowledge. 

Our Values

Whakatōhea Mussels values are reflective of what is important to us. 

  • We prioritise for all staff to feel welcome, safe, and secure in our workplace. 
  • We strive to uphold a culture where staff feel supported and encouraged by others. 
  • We work hard to create an environment where staff feel proud to work for Whakatōhea Mussels.
  • We want our staff to 'go home safe and healthy everyday'.


    We believe in providing our staff with a positive work environment; one that enables staff to come to work as their best self, and to be progressive in achieving their personal and professional goals.

    Here are just a few things that we do:

    Health and Safety

    Health, safety, and well-being at Whakatōhea Mussels is an absolute priority; we believe our people are our most important assets. Therefore, we encourage a safety-focused culture and a safe and healthy workplace.

    Moreover, we promote an interdependent workplace culture through Respect, Empowerment and Trust in our employees. We are committed to creating a healthy and safe Work-Family through mutual trust and respect among all employees.

    We are committed to operating with Professionalism in all our activities and conducting our business with the highest degree of Integrity and Honesty between our employees, customers, and the public.

    We are committed to supporting and guiding our employees and our business to Success.

    Training and Development

    Our aim is to have a multi-skilled cross functional workforce.  Our training and development programmes are structured to provide our staff with fundamental industry knowledge and job specific skills in the areas in which they work.


    Once onboard, apprenticeships are available to those staff that meet appropriate criteria - see Training Manager for more details. 

    Competitive Remuneration

    At Whakatōhea Mussels we offer competitive rates.

    Promotional Opportunities

    We recognise and reward individual strengths and leadership skills to grow our business.

    Team Environment

    Through our recruitment process we aim to appoint the right people with the right skills in the right roles.  At Whakatōhea Mussels we encourage positive communication, teamwork and collaboration.


    We are committed to caring for our people and we do this by providing one nutritious meal per weekday which is available to all staff.  Our wellbeing initiatives are designed to support our people in their everyday lives.


    There are no current vacancies.


    Click here to apply for any of our listed vacancies.