Recruit NZ is a professional recruitment agency based in Warkworth, New Zealand and servicing clients all over New Zealand.
We provide an end to end recruitment service - from person specification and position description, all the way through to 90 day review. We consider cultural and personality fit with you and your business as being equally important to skills and competencies, if not more so.

In addition to years of experience in recruitment, we have extensive experience in HR Management - so much so that we established a separate business devoted to HR & Strategic Management - Consulting HQ.

Recruit NZ was established in 2008 by HR specialist Tanya Gray, who now has a team of five in the Recruit NZ Warkworth office. Tanya has a background in recruitment, sales and senior management. Tanya understands small business management and has taught management of small businesses through Te Waananga o Aotearoa.

Recruit NZ specialises in recruitment for small to medium NZ businesses. We understand the recruitment process and follow proven and effective methods to hire you the right people for your business growth – saving you time and money.

Expert Recruitment Specialists

The Recruit NZ team are expert in the field of recruitment, leading Recruit NZ to become a respected award winning recruitment agency with long term clients throughout New Zealand.

NZTE Certified

Recruit NZ is NZTE accredited, which means that you could get up to 50% subsidy for your recruitment and Human Resource strategic planning training. This subsidy is also available via our sister company ConsultingHQ – specialising in strategic HR and management.

You will find our team flexible, professional & personable

Tanya Gray
Tanya Gray Managing Director
Tanya is the owner of Recruit NZ and sister company Consulting HQ. Having been on both sides of the fence as a hiring employer and as a job seeker, Tanya has experienced what it is like to deal with recruitment consultants and agencies. Her goal is to provide a better experience than she encountered herself - for both employers and for job seekers.
Tanya's professional background is in Sales, Recruitment and Senior Management. She has a BA, a Certificate in Small Business Management, and has taught Business Management to entrepreneurs through Te Waananga o Aotearoa. Tanya is accredited in Career Development and Psychometric profiling and is completing her post graduate Diploma in Human Resources.
Tanya's consultative approach to recruitment and HR means that she adds value to clients by directly contributing to their business growth and success. When she's not working, Tanya enjoys spending time with her young family, studying, gardening and entertaining friends and family.
international recruitment specialist
Kat Carter Business Development Manager
Kat has over 20 years experience working along side clients to assist them meet the strategic goals of their business primarily in the IT sector. Making life easier and finding the right solution for your business problems are Kat’s favourite professional activities. With a focus on business growth for clients and her employer you are sure to benefit from her enthusiasm to succeed. With a Post Grad Diploma in Business Administration and a wealth of working knowledge more recently in the real estate industry Kat is driven, professional and commercially savy. Outside of work Kat enjoys having fun in the outdoors, boating, walking and going on adventures with her two young children and husband.
Melissa Coope International Recruitment Division Manager
Originally from Canada, Melissa settled in New Zealand after spending several years in London. She has spent over 6 years recruiting for a range of industries in both the UK and New Zealand and loves the variety and challenges that recruitment offers. Melissa has a strong belief that creating professional and respectful relationships in order to provide the highest level of customer service to our clients is the most effective way to recruit. After all, who you recruit into your business helps shape your company, and Melissa feels it is a privilege to be part of this exciting process.
Melissa has studied a Bachelor of English Literature and is currently studying a certificate in Nutrition and Health Coaching for personal interest. When not at work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her two young children, husband, and the family’s young beagle - often enjoying the beautiful beaches in the Rodney region. She loves to garden, and study health and nutrition in her spare time.
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Rose Haines Recruitment Consultant
Originally from London, Rose has been in the recruitment industry for over sixteen years, with experience in New Zealand, England and Australia. Her extensive knowledge and experience includes working as a successful consultant in both commercial and in-house recruitment for a charitable venture and spent five years training recruitment professionals across Australia and New Zealand to be at the top of their profession.
Another passion has been to work in training roles, whether that be training within the recruitment field itself or assisting job seekers at all levels and from all backgrounds to be 100% prepared to be "the best they can be" when competing in today's highly competitive job market.
Rose's background, experience and ethics fall directly in line with the exceptional recruitment and HR services provided by Recruit NZ.
Kate Waldrom - Career Consultant

Kate Waldrom Recruitment Consultant
With years of retail management experience under her belt in London, Sydney and Auckland, Kate transferred her skills to Career Training and Advisory roles. She has spent the last 8 years assisting job seekers with CVs, interview skills and career advice through her various roles at Private Training Establishments.
Kate has solid knowledge of how to market you when looking for work and has helped hundreds of people find their dream job. Specialising in CV writing and interview preparation, she enjoys helping people work around their barriers and obstacles to gain employment. Kate is passionate about seeing others achieve and grow their careers.
Kate has a Certificate in Adult Education and is keen to start studying towards her Diploma in Human Resources.
In her spare time, Kate enjoys being with her young family, painting, studying and enjoying the outdoors.

Wendy Melrose  Recruitment consultant

Wendy joins Recruit NZ bringing with her a wealth of experience in both National and International Recruitment.  Knowledge of Industries ranging from Engineering, Manufacturing, Financial, Pharmaceutics, Advertising, Boat and Home Building. Wendy is experienced with Senior Management roles, Sales & Marketing, Technical, Accounting, Administration, Tele Sales, Records Control and Customer Services.  Wendy has over 10+ years in Human Resources and Recruitment and her motto is “Humanizing the Recruitment process”. A local to Orewa, Wendy enjoys walking Orewa Beach with her Cavoodle.  In her spare time Wendy enjoys interior design, reading, cooking, gardening, fishing, entertaining with family and friends and supporting the local Surf Clubs in Rodney.


Aimee Nielsen  Recruitment/HR Administrator
Aimee has 10+ years of administration experience and has a wide range of skills to offer having worked in various industries including Civil Engineering, Travel, Media and Construction. Aimee’s interest for recruitment was ignited when she assisted with internship intakes for a large media outlet.  After seeing the excitement and passion that the interns had towards their intake, Aimee knew that this was something she wanted to be actively involved in.
Aimee is passionate about what she does, and has a strong belief in excellent communication and strives to provide a high level of customer service and relationships.
In Aimee’s spare time, she enjoys taking her children out for adventures at the local beaches and parks, baking, spending time with her extended family and walking her choccy lab.