About 17,000 people enjoy a quality of life in the Clutha District that's second to none. Clutha combines a relaxed rural lifestyle with easy access to city life, pristine beaches and outdoor recreation such as ski fields, native bush and top-class fishing. It's the perfect place for lifestyle choices while being close to Dunedin City and only 45 minutes from an international airport.

Despite thriving communities and industrious service towns, it's an affordable place to live with your housing dollar stretching much further in our towns, countryside and coastal villages. There's also easy access to health care with Clutha Health First in Balclutha, and education with a range of local primary and secondary schools, as well as tertiary-level study opportunities at Telford - a division of Southern Institute of Technology​.

Council's vision and overwhelming response from the community is for positive growth in the district. We have a clear focus and the district has the potential and resources to achieve this. What we are missing is enough people to help us do that.

It's the perfect time to join our dedicated and friendly team here at Council. We're making things happen and we're looking at innovative ways to grow our district following a new Long Term Plan that makes positive growth a priority.  We are investing in people and systems and would like to make moving to Clutha as easy as possible for you and your family, including incentives, help with accommodation or help finding employment for other family members.

Please note: If you live overseas, the first thing you need to do is check you are eligible to work in NZ before contacting Council.  Click here​ for more information. 

If you are already eligible to live and work in New Zealand and are interested in information about other jobs in the district and/or information about the house and land packages on sale in Kaitangata email our economic development agency Clutha Development Inc at or check


We'd love to tell you more about what's on offer, you can ring 0800 801 350 or email

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Current Vacancies

Executive Assistant

Full Time

Location: Balclutha

Listed: 06 September 2019

Closing date: 23 September 2019

This is a job that may challenge you, may be different each day while requiring you to be organized and a self-starter. You’ll need to be the soul of discretion, highly ethical and have a focus on customer service. A proven, relevant work history is also necessary plus full driver’s licence and advanced IT skills, particularly with the Microsoft suite.

This is a vital role at the Clutha District Council. We’re a progressive organisation with a small, friendly team and if you have the attitude, acumen and relevant experience to fit this job, we’d love to hear from you.

For confidential enquiries please contact Valerie Bell, Human Resources Manager on 03 4190236 or

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